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Have you or a loved one been arrested in Brevard County, FL? If so, it is crucial to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Richard G. Canina have over 33 combined years of criminal defense legal experience. 100% of our practice is devoted to criminal defense. Knowledge, experience, and reputation all matter when selecting a lawyer. When you hire our firm, you get a TEAM of lawyers working together on your behalf. Our mission and philosophy is to provide high-quality, aggressive criminal defense representation while maintaining the highest level of professional and personal ethics and providing the best possible defense for our clients. We are not a volume-based practice and never will be. We limit our caseload so that our clients receive the highest level of professional service. We are accessible to our clients 24/7. You will never be just a "file" in our office!

Being charged with a crime can be one of the most uncertain times in a person’s life. Your livelihood, relationships, reputation, and freedom can all be put into jeopardy. With so much at stake, your best protection is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys work daily with the major participants in the system to get our clients the best results possible.

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DUI Charges in Brevard County, FL

If you have been arrested for DUI in Brevard County, here, you can learn about how the crime of DUI is handled in Brevard County as well as information about DUI penalties, DUI defenses, DUI investigative procedures, information on the “Breathalyzer”, DHSMV hearings, and more. Click on the links below to learn more.


Sex Crimes in Brevard County, Florida

Perhaps no other type of charge carries the stigma that even an allegation of a sex crime can have on a person’s life. A defense lawyer’s knowledge, experience, strategy, and tact play a crucial role in defending against any sex charge. Click on the links below to learn more about sex crime defense in Brevard County, FL.


Drug Charges in Brevard County, FL

The strength of a drug case often depends on the investigative techniques employed by law enforcement to apprehend you. The way in which law enforcement came into contact with you and the manner in which the drugs were found can often make or break a case against you. If you have been arrested for a drug charge in Brevard County, seeking an experienced defense lawyer who can expose weaknesses in the case against you is key. Click below to learn more about drug charges.


Domestic Violence in Brevard County, Florida

Perhaps no other crime hits closer to home than a crime involving domestic violence. Just one heated dispute between loved ones can quickly lead to entanglement in the criminal justice system. Domestic violence charges are handled by special prosecutors and penalties upon conviction can be severe. False accusations are very common. A Brevard County criminal lawyer can help. Click below to learn more about various domestic violence-related charges.


Burglary Charges in Brevard County, FL

A Burglary charge in Brevard County is a serious matter. Convictions may bring lengthy prison and/or probation sentences. However, valid defenses may exist to these charges. An experienced Brevard County Criminal lawyer can help! Click the links below to learn more.


Theft Crimes in Brevard County, Florida

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a theft crime in Brevard County, you should know that a conviction for a theft or property crime can have damaging effects on one’s life and reputation. Theft crimes can greatly impact future employment and future business opportunities. Click the links below to learn more.


Child Abuse Charges in Brevard County, FL

Child abuse is a highly politicized issue in Florida and is vigorously prosecuted in Brevard County. Even a simple accusation can taint a person’s reputation. Penalties upon conviction are severe. An experienced Brevard County criminal lawyer can help. Click the links below to learn more.


Probation Violations in Brevard County, Florida

Probation and community control violation charges are serious matters. If you have been charged with violating the terms of your probation or community control, you need an experienced Brevard County criminal defense attorney to protect and defend your legal rights. Find out how an experienced attorney can help. Click below to learn more about how the probation violation process in Brevard County works.


Assault and Battery Charges in Brevard County, FL

Although assault and battery are sometimes used interchangeably, they are two, very different offenses. If you have been charged with either assault or battery in Brevard County – misdemeanor or felony – you need effective representation from an experienced Brevard County Defense Lawyer. Click on the links below to learn more.


Juvenile Charges in Brevard County, Florida

If your son, daughter, or loved one has been arrested as a juvenile in Brevard County, navigating the juvenile justice system can be frustrating and confusing. You will likely have many questions. What possible penalty is my child facing? Will my child have a criminal record? Will they be charged as an adult? How will this impact their future? Click HERE to learn more.


Traffic Offenses in Brevard County, FL

Being convicted of a traffic offense in Brevard County can carry hefty fines, driver license suspensions, probation, and even jail time. A criminal conviction may also increase your auto insurance rates substantially. That is why it is so important to retain counsel as soon as possible after your arrest so that the attorney can attempt to mitigate the potential damage that your charge may carry. Click HERE to learn more.


Violent Crimes in Brevard County, Florida

Violent Crimes are among the most serious crimes a person can be charged with, especially if the case involves a severely injured or deceased victim. Retaining a criminal defense lawyer with sufficient experience handling these types of crimes is critical. Experience matters! Click HERE to learn more.


White Collar Crime Defense in Brevard County, FL

White collar crimes are “those crimes committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his or her occupation". As a criminal case, white collar crimes often involve large amounts of paperwork, detailed transactions, and may require a forensic accounting expert. Common white collar charges involve fraud, racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering, and embezzlement. Click HERE to learn more.


Federal Crimes in Brevard County, Florida

If you have been charged, or are under investigation for a federal charge in Brevard County, you should immediately find an experienced criminal attorney who is licensed to practice in Federal Court. Federal court is very different than state court. Click HERE to learn more.


Injunctions and Injunction Violations in Brevard County, FL

If you have recently been served with an injunction in Brevard County, you should immediately contact an attorney experienced with handling these matters. An injunction is a tool that has the potential to be abused by petitioners. Injunction cases may have lasting consequences if not handled properly. Click HERE to learn more.


Weapons Charges in Brevard County, Florida

If arrested and arrested with a crime involving a weapon, you be may facing the possibility of a long jail and/or prison term and mandatory minimum sentencing. Weapons cases often deal with complex legal issues such as possession, control, intent, search, and seizure. Effective, experienced legal representation is critical. Click HERE to learn more.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Criminal Defense

Our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service we provide to our clients. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against criminal cases in Florida, our attorneys work hard to get you the best result possible! If you have been arrested in Brevard County, FL, start fighting back today! We can help you. Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County, FL Information

Located Halfway between Jacksonville and Miami and only 35 miles from Orlando, Brevard County, FL is home to over 550,000 residents. Founded in 1844, Brevard County, FL covers over 1,500 square miles, over 30 % of which is water. Brevard County is known as Florida’s “Space Coast” due to the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. Brevard County is home to 72 miles of Atlantic beaches and the Intracoastal waterways of the Indian and Banana Rivers which have drawn visitors to this area for over a century. Brevard County is home to over 198,000 households. The median income in Brevard is $48,039 and per capita income is $27,009 – both of which are significantly above national levels. Brevard County is home to over 45,000 Businesses. Some of the largest employers in Brevard include Harris Corp, Lockheed Martin, Grumman, Publix, Wal Mart, Port Canaveral, Brevard County Schools, Kennedy Space Center, and others. Although falling victim to the U.S. Housing Bubble in the early 2000’s, Brevard’s housing market has rebounded in recent years. American City Business Journals rated Brevard 7th for quality of life out of 67 and, in 2010, Kiplinger.com rated the county one of five “best” places in America to retire.

Brevard County Crime Statistics

There are 3 main courthouses located in Brevard County, which are located in Titusville, Viera, and Melbourne. The county police force includes the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department, The Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and numerous local police departments. The crime rate in Brevard is lower than that of the State of Florida and lower than the national average. In 2013, there were 25,050 arrests made in Brevard County. Nonviolent crimes totaled 15,393 and violent crimes totaled 2,889.

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Defending Your Legal Rights!

If you or a loved one has gotten caught up in the Brevard county criminal justice system, your best protection is always to consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Sometimes, you need a GOOD lawyer! Contact the Law Office of Richard G. Canina today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Countenay, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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