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Firm Overview | Melbourne Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm is a family-owned and operated, locally-based criminal defense law firm with OVER 50 YEARS of combined experience defending the accused in Brevard County, Florida.

After having practiced criminal law for over two decades in both public and private practice, Mr. Canina witnessed firsthand how clients would often feel as if they were “numbers” in higher-volume law firms. He saw how other lawyers would often fail to effectively communicate and genuinely connect with their clients, simply because they made themselves too busy to devote the needed time and attention to their cases. Mr. Canina opened his own law firm in 2008 with a vision to give every, single client the highest level of personal service and individual attention that they deserve. His unique, client-centered approach has since proven to be extremely successful.

In 2012, he welcomed into the firm his son, Richard A. Canina, who had previously defended against thousands of misdemeanor and felony charges with the 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Fort Myers, FL. In 2017, he welcomed his daughter, Lauren Canina Roberson – a former civil prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General’s office – as the third and final member of the family firm.

With over 50 years of combined criminal defense experience, we are a family firm dedicated to providing top-notch legal representation and aggressive defense for all criminal charges. 100% of our practice is devoted to criminal defense. Whenever possible, we work not only to lower our clients’ criminal charges and minimize potential consequences, but to unconditionally HELP them. We believe that a close working relationship with our clients is necessary in order to achieve the best possible result. We handle a wide variety of criminal cases for our clients, from DUI and criminal traffic offenses to high-profile sexual offenses and violent crimes. Being active members in good standing with the Brevard County and Florida State Bar Associations, we fully understand the challenges facing our clients in local courts.


The sooner you contact an experienced Melbourne criminal defense lawyer with our firm, the sooner we can start putting together the best possible defense on your behalf. Contact us today for a FREE Case Evaluation.

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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