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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 Past Clients Share Their Stories
    “He is the consummate professional and does everything first class.”
    Steve Casanova is an exceptional trial lawyer. He is smart, talented, quick on his feet and knows how to talk to a jury. He is the consummate professional and does everything first class. He knows the law, is innovative in his approach and his legal research is second to none. He is worth every penny. The way I look at it is you can either have a cheap lawyer or a great lawyer--after all if you needed brain surgery would you hire the cheapest brain surgeon you can find or would you hire the best. Hire Steve--hire the best!
    - Mark
    “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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    I honestly couldn’t have picked a better lawyer to represent me. His confidence and knowledge of the law will put anyone he speaks to at ease. His staff was diligent and responsive to any concerns we had as well. He truly cares for his clients and the end results show. I’m so thankful to have had such a pleasant experience with Mr. Casanova!
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    Mr Casanova was available and engaged the first moment we called him. He has been dialed into our case from the moment we hired him, and went the extra miles to represent our loved one. The outcome was the best possible one, and I attribute this 100% to the work Mr Casanova put into our case. Throughout the process, he is always available to us to answer our questions. We cannot thank Mr Casanova enough. He truly is one of the best!!!
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    “Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation.”
    Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation. My case was resolved and my record expunged within months and of the original charge. Mr. Casanova and staff were extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend this office.
    - Former Client
    “Top notch lawyer”
    If your looking for a top notch lawyer, look no further Steven Casanova is your man. He is on your side all the way. His knowledge and experience in law is unsurpassed. Thank you Steve for all your help
    - Former Client
    “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
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    Would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova. He's upfront and responsive and shoots straight with you through every step of the process.
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