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Palm Bay Criminal Defense Attorney

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Palm Bay Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm is a family-owned and operated, full service criminal defense law firm with well over 45 years of combined experience. 100% of our practice is devoted to criminal defense.

If you or a loved one has recently been arrested in Palm Bay or in Brevard County, FL, you will no doubt have many questions that need to be answered. The experience of having a loved one incarcerated in the County Jail can be extremely stressful and can have profound effects on the entire family. Sitting down face-to-face with a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who will spend the time with you to assess the situation and to form a solid “game plan” going forward can help relieve this un-needed stress.

Our business depends on something that is earned, and not bought: OUR REPUTATION.

Our firm sets itself apart from other firms not only by the results we achieve in our cases, but also by the unique, client-centered approach which we take with every, single client. As attorneys, we vow NEVER to make ourselves too busy for our clients, and to give each client the highest level of personal service and individual attention they deserve. Other, higher-volume law firms often treat their clients as if they are simply “files in a drawer”. Our success is measured by the quality of our work, not by the number of clients we sign. Our clients are treated like FAMILY.

We handle all misdemeanor and felony charges in Brevard County, FL including:

DUIProbation ViolationsSex CrimesJuvenile CrimesDomestic ViolenceFederal CrimesDrug CrimesTraffic OffensesTheft CrimesWhite Collar CrimesBurglaryInjunctionsChild AbuseWeapons & Firearm Charges Assault and BatteryViolent Crimes

We are 100% dedicated to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the way. With well over 45 years of combined experience defending against criminal cases in Palm Bay and Brevard County, Florida, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the best result possible! If you have been arrested in Palm Bay or anywhere in Brevard County, contact our office today for a FREE CONSULTATION!

DUI Arrests in Palm Bay, Florida

If you have been arrested for DUI in Palm Bay, FL, your best protection is to retain a team of experienced DUI defense lawyers who will protect and defend your rights at each step of the proceedings. The Palm Bay Police Department heavily patrols the streets of Palm Bay looking drivers who are impaired by either alcohol or controlled substances. The Department employs several officers who are trained and certified as “Drug Recognition Experts” (DRE’s). These officers have received additional training by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the administration of Field Sobriety Exercises and Detection of people who are under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Palm Bay also has a mobile breathalyzer machine which often accompanies officers to roadside DUI investigations.

One common tactic of the Palm Bay Police that we see constantly is when an officer sits and waits in his/her patrol vehicle outside of a bar or nightclub, and observes patrons leaving and getting into their vehicles. The officer then follows the vehicle until he observes the driver commit a common traffic infraction (such as speeding, crossing a lane line, or not coming to a complete stop while exiting a business). The officer’s observance of a traffic infraction gives him/her probable cause to stop the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the officer may develop additional probable cause to conduct a DUI investigation of the driver for which an arrest may result. It is the ultimate game of “cat and mouse”.

Under Florida Law, a conviction for Driving Under The Influence results in the imposition of certain, mandatory minimum penalties including: Driver License revocation, probation, fines, costs, completion of DUI School, vehicle immobilization, and more. Even a first offense carries with it the potential for jail time! By carefully scrutinizing the facts and circumstances of your initial stop, detention, and arrest for DUI, a seasoned criminal defense attorney may be able to minimize potential penalties and give you the best chance of a successful outcome in your case.

Palm Bay Crime Information

Although the crime rate of Palm Bay, FL is higher than that of most other cities in Brevard County, it is less than 60% of the cities in Florida. As of 2012, there were a total of 231 Palm Bay police department employees with over 150 officers. Palm Bay is safer than 46.9% of the cities in the nation. The chance of being a victim of a crime in Palm Bay is 1 in 44. The chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 232. The chance of being a victim of a property crime is 1 in 54. The most common crimes committed in palm bay are (in order): DUI, Thefts, Burglaries, Assault/Battery, Auto Thefts. As of February of 2015, there were 158 registered sex offenders living in Palm Bay, Florida.

Palm Bay City Information

Incorporated in 1960, Palm Bay is currently the most populous city in Brevard County, FL with over 104,000 residents. The city covers over 68 square miles. Palm Bay is perfectly located on Florida’s east central coast, midway between Jacksonville and Miami. As of 2010, there were 45,220 households with a median household income of $43,076 and a per capita income of $20,467. Palm Bay is home to over 8000 businesses. Some of the largest employers in Palm Bay include Harris Corp., Intersil Corp, DRS Optronics, Wal Mart, Publix, Palm Bay Community Hospital, and others. Palm Bay has a variety of housing options available including single family homes, town homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes. As of 2013, Palm Bay has a home ownership rate of over 74%. Forbes Magazine ranked the city 11th most innovative in the nation in 2010. Although most residents of Palm Bay enjoy an above average quality of life, problems such as outdated infrastructure and higher crime rates still plague the city as a whole.

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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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