Violent Crimes Before We Start, We Listen to Your Story.

Melbourne Violent Crime Attorney

Fight Serious Allegations with Help from a Defense Lawyer in Melbourne

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a violent crime in Florida, you can be subject to some of the most serious consequences under the law. As a result, you will need the best possible legal representation to defend your rights and help prevent potential penalties from turning your world as you know it upside down.

At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., our skilled Melbourne criminal defense attorney has the tenacity to defend your rights tirelessly, the knowledge to challenge any evidence against you, and the experience to help you win.

Common Violent Crimes in Brevard County

Whether you didn't know what you were doing was illegal, were driven by desperation, or simply made a momentary lapse in judgment, Florida prosecutors will rarely pay attention to your side of the story. Their primary job is to make the public safer, and they will push for the harshest penalties upon conviction, regardless of your personal circumstances.

Violent crimes and penalties can include the following:

  • First-degree murder - capital punishment, including death or life without parole
  • Battery - punishable as a misdemeanor; up to 1 year in jail
  • Aggravated battery - punishable as a felony; up to 15 years in a state penitentiary
  • Manslaughter - punishable as a felony; up to 15 years in a state penitentiary

Your Side of the Story Deserves to Be Heard

As a skilled litigator who practices in state and federal courts, Attorney Steven G. Casanova has a proven track record of success. Our firm works as a team to explore all possible defense options and to develop creative solutions for our clients. When you have been accused of a violent offense, you can rest assured that our team will work hard to help you avoid the maximum penalties.

It can be intimidating to go up against a prosecutor who seems to have endless access to resources and law enforcement agencies. As a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Attorney Casanova knows what is needed to create a strong defense on your behalf.

Our commitment to our clients never falters. At a time when it seems as though the justice system will not listen to your side of the story, you can rest assured that our Brevard County violent crime lawyer can be your constant and trusted partner through every step of this legal process.

We make the prosecution fight fair. Call today.

It is our ultimate goal to help you walk away from an arrest with a newfound hope and clean slate. If you or a loved one has been accused of a violent crime, call our firm to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation.

Learning about your case details will be a crucial step in gathering evidence for your defense, disproving or discrediting police reports, or dismantling a prosecutor's claims. Call us today. Se habla español.

Our Reviews

Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
    "Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job."
    I've been using Steve for nearly 15 years. At this stage in the game I would consider him more of a friend. Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job. While specializing in criminal defense (ranging from misdemeanors and low level felonies, all the way up to major felony federal cases), Steve has throughout the years assisted me with other legal realms, such as civil and family law. Very fair pricing for the level of service. Would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
    - Matt
    "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
    "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
    "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
    "Thank you, Steven and staff"
    A call for help from our son, living 1000+ miles away, led us to Attorney Steven Casanova. What a find! From the very first phone call, we were assured that we had found the perfect individual to navigate us through a most difficult situation. Steve was extremely professional, friendly, and compassionate at all times. And, he made himself available to us by phone, even on weekends. Through his efforts, our son’s charges were dropped. Thank you, Steven and staff, for your guidance, encouragement, and kindness through this trying time.
    - Michael and Bonnie C.
    "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
    "Highly recommended!!!"
    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!!!
    - Teresa
    "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

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