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Melbourne Juvenile Crime Lawyer

Has your minor been arrested for an alleged crime in Brevard County?

As a parent, it is probably one of your primary goals to see your child live a prosperous and fulfilled life. Although it is normal for children to make mistakes throughout the confusing journey of life, some mistakes can lead to criminal activity. Unfortunately, these costly mistakes can also carry some sobering and life-changing consequences.

If your minor son or daughter has been arrested or is facing juvenile crime charges, you should immediately consult our Melbourne criminal defense lawyer.

What to Expect After a Juvenile Arrest

The juvenile justice process is slightly different than the adult court process, but the repercussions of a criminal conviction can be very similar. Once a minor is taken into custody, he or she will be assessed to determine how, where, and to what extent the minor should be punished. Depending on the risk level that the court determines, a minor can either be required to await sentencing in a secure detention center or await the court disposition at home.

Unlike adults, juveniles may be facing the following outcomes:

  • Dropped case, meaning the case will not be prosecuted
  • Adjudication withheld, meaning the court recognizes that the minor committed a delinquent act but will place the minor on community supervision in lieu of punishment
  • Adjudication, meaning the court finds the minor guilty of committing a delinquent act
  • Commitment, meaning the court can either place the minor under supervision of the community or order commitment to a residential facility

Juveniles are often arrested for minor theft crimes, disturbing the peace, or underage drinking. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we take each of these offenses seriously and can offer you and your child an effective defense. As a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Attorney Casanova knows what type of evidence is needed to help protect your child from the heavy hand of the law.

Call Our Criminal Defense Attorney in Melbourne

Your son or daughter deserves the best possible defense after being taken into custody. As the future generation of our society, minors deserve to continue to move forward in life without the hindrances of a criminal record. We do all of the hard work and thorough investigation to create a compelling defense so that your child can fulfill his or her destiny as a productive, honest, and earnest member of society.

Schedule your free case consultation with our dedicated team of professionals. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call to speak personally with Attorney Casanova. ¡Se habla español!

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Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
    "I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST."
    I have had extensive experience with criminal defense attorneys (from $1,000 attorneys all the way up to the $100,000 attorneys) and can attest that Mr. Casanova is the best in town. He and his staff are top-notch. Mr. Casanova will hold your hand when you need it, but "tell you how it is!" It's rare to find such an honest attorney, especially one who is so talented. He is not a "bottom dollar" attorney, but his pricing is more fair than anyone in town, and he will not take advantage of you in your time of need like most attorneys in Brevard. He is highly respected by the state attorney's office, and is able to negotiate favorable resolutions, but this guy is darn-sure ready to go the distance when you have a strong case. I have sought his expert guidance numerous times, referred him to friends and acquaintances, and even my own family members. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova for any and all criminal (and traffic) matters. I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.
    - Former Client
    "Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case."
    I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova to anyone seeking legal counsel. Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case. Not only is he (in my opinion) the best criminal lawyer in all of Brevard county...he is also the most fairly priced. I am thankful for his help & the time he spent with me free of charge. Unfortunately I could not hire him due to conflict of interest...however he was very helpful in recommending the lawyer I did hire. I can't speak highly enough of Mr. Casanova!!
    - Evelyn
    "He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice."
    If you are ever unfortunate enough to get a DUI, I hope you are fortunate enough to get Mr. Casanova to represent you. Steve has a wealth of experience with DUI cases and was able to get a last minute agreement to eliminate one of the penalties in exchange for a charitable donation. He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice.
    - Former Client
    "Thank you Steve!"
    Thank you Steve Casanova, You handled my case very well. I will definitely recommend you to anyone ineed of Justice, thanks again.
    - Elbert Bahl
    Mr. Casanova was very helpful. I could tell he wasn't money hungry. Most common folks are not fortunate to have a huge savings. The information he gave me was very accurate after researching. He easily could have taken advantage of a mother who has never experienced anything with the law if wanted to. When I asked about cost he simply said if your not satisfied with a public defender call me back. I felt he was sincere and honest in his answers. I think my gut is on point and will contact his office if I'm in need.
    - Sophia
    "5 stars would definitely recommend !"
    I hired Steve not once but twice. One of my favorite things about him is his energy in the court room and the rooms energy when he is in it, he has been working in Brevard for many years and has built a great relationship with “the other side”; the judges, state attorneys, so on and so forth.My other favorite thing was his ability to get me and my loved one out of a lot of trouble. Steve not only handled my fathers’ case perfectly, but my case as well. He was attentive, personable yet professional , truly a pleasure to work with and If I ever need assistance again , I’m going to Casanova!
    - J Scott
    "I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered."
    I hired Mr. Casanova in 2017. Mr. Casanova and Staff were extremely professional and helpful from the moment I hired them. Mr. Casanova was very thorough in explaining how the process would work from beginning to end. I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova and Staff!
    - Amy
    "Truly cares about the people he's serving"
    Mr. Cassanova took my call immediately and spoke to me about my legal situation. He was extremely helpful and even provided advice to me that possibly I may qualify for a public defender. Out of the three criminal attorneys I spoke to in my town, I know that Mr. Cassanova is genuine, emphathetic and truly cares about the people he's serving. Thank you for your time today - I appreciate you. I will be in touch.
    - Sylvia

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