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Misdemeanor Attorney in Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Fight Your Charges

Good people make mistakes every day. Unfortunately, some mistakes may lead to a run-in with the law and can result in serious criminal charges. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., our Melbourne criminal defense attorney knows that there are very few things as frightening as facing an arrest, especially for first-time offenders. Whether you or someone you love is facing criminal allegations for the first time or you have found yourself facing misdemeanor charges after a misunderstanding, our firm is here to defend you.

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Types of Misdemeanor Crimes

Crimes are typically categorized as misdemeanor crimes or felony crimes. The main difference between felonies and misdemeanors is the severity of punishment. Misdemeanor crimes can be penalized by imprisonment for one year or less.

Misdemeanor crimes may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Battery
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Driving under the influence
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Minor drug crimes
  • Minor theft crimes

Penalties for Misdemeanors in Florida

Misdemeanor crimes can be penalized with the following:

  • General misdemeanors - up to $500 fines or up to 60 days in jail, or both
  • First-degree misdemeanor - up to $1,000 fines or up to 1 year in jail, or both
  • Second-degree misdemeanor - up to $500 in fines or up to 60 days in jail, or both

Certain factors surrounding a case can either enhance or reduce penalty severity. In cases in which an individual is caught committing a crime near a church or school, or if he or she has prior convictions for the same crime, consequences can increase.

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Anyone arrested for a juvenile crime will need to speak with our skilled Brevard County criminal defense lawyer. We can only imagine how stressful this time can be for you and perhaps even your entire family. At times, the justice system can feel so overwhelming that it may seem as though there is no remedy to help you or your loved one out of this predicament.

At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we reassure you that, with the right defense on your side, there can be hope in fighting the charges that have been brought against you.

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Our Reviews

Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
    "HIGHLY recommend"
    Would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova. He's upfront and responsive and shoots straight with you through every step of the process.
    - Lauren L
    "Always professional"
    I'm an attorney in Kissimmee and I met Steve at the Brevard County County courthouse years ago and I was impressed with how well he handles his cases. He is knowledgeable in the law,, courteous to others, thoroughly prepared, and always professional. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Brevard County, you should hire Steve Casanova.
    - Ernest M
    "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
    "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
    "He helped me and my father out of a lot of trouble"
    He was able to get my father out of a pickle with out even loosing his license
    - Jennifer
    "Positive Outcome"
    After interviewing 2 top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Melbourne, we selected Mr. Casanova. The case ended up with a very favorable outcome considering my prior record. His team was always available and professional throughout the process. The wheels of justice move slow, and Mr. Casanova was able to use this to my advantage. Highly recommended!
    - Cathy L
    "The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for."
    Mr. Casanova and the staff in his office handle everything for your case and do so in a friendly professional manner. The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for. If I ever find myself in trouble again, there will be no research needed, I will IMMEDIATELY call Mr. Casanova's office. I suggest if you find yourself needing legal representation, you do the same.
    - Mike L.

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