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Defending You From Your Misdemeanor Charges

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.

Call our firm today and schedule your free case evaluation. Se habla Español!

Our Reviews

Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
  • “Top Notch Defense”

    Katherine Indian Harbour Beach, FL
  • “I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype.”

    Former Client
  • “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 ...”

    Sophia Palm Bay, FL
  • “Best Possible Outcome!”

    Pamela Melbourne, FL
  • “5 stars would definitely recommend !”

    J Scott Merritt island, FL
  • “Truly cares about the people he's serving”


    jude d
  • “Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job.”

  • “Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation.”

    Former Client
  • “Thank you Steve!”

    Elbert Bahl Palm Bay, FL
  • “It's clear to me that he doesn't practice law for the prestige of doing so but for the satisfaction he gets by hearing how much he's made a positive impact in peoples lives.”

  • “The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for.”

    Mike L.
  • “Top notch lawyer”

    Former Client
  • “He is the consummate professional and does everything first class.”

  • “Excellent lawyer. Excellent results!”

    Former Client

Why Choose Steven G. Casanova?

A Local Professional With Over Two Decades' of Experience
  1. Resident of Brevard County for over 50 years
  2. Bilingual in Spanish
  3. Highly personalized attention to your case
  4. Exceptional defense since 1999
  5. Practices in state & federal Courts
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