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Richard A. Canina – Brevard County Lawyer

Richard Canina Attorney at Law Melbourne FL

Attorney Richard A. Canina was born and raised in Brevard County, FL. After graduating from Holy Trinity Academy in Melbourne, FL, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. At Florida State, Richard obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology with minors in criminology and criminal justice, graduating with high honors.

Richard received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. While at Stetson, Richard geared his course selections toward criminal defense work and criminal trial advocacy. He successfully completed internships at the Public Defender’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit and at several local criminal defense law firms.

After graduating from law school, Richard went to work as an Assistant Public Defender for Kathleen Smith, Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit (Lee County, FL) for several years. Richard successfully handled thousands of misdemeanor cases, many of which were DUI and domestic violence charges. For his efforts, he was quickly promoted to representing clients charged with felonies ranging from theft and driving related offenses to high profile cases involving sexual battery, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, and felony drug charges.

Richard has extensive experience handling complex criminal cases such as white collar crimes, frauds, embezzlement, schemes to defraud, and large-scale theft charges. His experience has given him invaluable insight into the workings of the State Attorney’s Office, as well as many police agencies and other state departments

Richard is a full member in good standing with The Florida Bar. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), and the Brevard County Bar Association.

Due to his zealous advocacy, Richard has been recognized with several legal awards. He has been named to the “Top 40 Under 40″ Criminal Defense Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association (2017). He been named as a “Super Lawyers” Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019). He has also been given the “10 Best Attorneys” award for Florida Attorneys by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys (2017).

Richard has dedicated his career to helping those accused of criminal offenses. He is committed to aggressively defending his clients utilizing resources such as private investigators, doctors, psychologists, DNA experts and advanced technology to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He is passionate about criminal law and guarantees top-notch personal service to all of his clients and their needs. Richard is a seasoned trial attorney who knows the legal system and its players. Together with his father and sister, he is committed to giving his clients the best defense possible.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm 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, 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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