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“Excellent Job and Positive Outcome for my Son”

5 Stars

“I highly recommend The Canina Law Firm! Rick Canina, Sr. is an outstanding, accomplished lawyer who takes his work seriously and to heart. In hiring Mr. Canina as a defense attorney, we felt Rick cared more about our son as a person than anything else! He was truly interested and made himself available to us as a family and I will forever be grateful for his wisdom and professional help in our particular situation. Thank you Rick for the excellent job and positive outcome for our son. You deserve more than 5 stars in my opinion!”

– S.F.

“I Knew I had Chosen the Right Firm”

5 Stars

“From the minute I walked in the door, I knew I had chosen the right firm. Rick Sr, Rick Jr. and Lauren greeted me and were eager to learn about my son’s case. They took a personal interest in him and showed a true desire to help. They handled the case from start to finish and kept in contact with our family 24/7. What was a serious felony drug charge that could have ruined my son’s future ended with him entering a diversion program and, at the end, the charges getting dismissed. EXCELLENT FIRM!”

– R.D.

“You Will Not be Disappointed in the Slightest”

5 Stars

“I hired Richard Canina after I was arrested for a felony. Scared to death and sick to my stomach, facing a 3 year minimum mandatory prison sentence, I consulted with Rick and his son. They were both down to earth, professional, friendly, family oriented and honest about my situation. Got a good feeling about Richard Canina and Rick Jr. so I hired them. From that day on, Rick’s door was always open to me for questions and concerns I had, and he always provided me with case updates. He is a wonderful person and an phenomenal lawyer – everyone in his office was just so attentive, educated and professional. I trusted Rick with my life and he worked hard for me. I never had to see the inside of a jail or prison. I highly recommend Richard Canina. He’s sharp and he cares unlike a stereotypical lawyer. He literally saved my life and the outcome of my case was a platinum dream come true. You will not be disappointed in the slightest.”

– A.B.

“Excellent End Result, Even Better Lawyer”

5 Stars

“I was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia during a traffic stop where the police officer said ” I did not have my seatbelt on.” Richard did a remarkable job letting me know what the consequences could be following these charges. From the first time I met with Richard, there was just an overwhelming feeling of confidence that these charges would be dropped while being completely realistic at the same time. I was very satisfied with the end result. [The] possession of Marijuana was dropped as well as the seat belt ticket. I am very thankful for Richard and his Father. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for legal help!”

– R.B.

“First Class Law Team”

5 Stars

“First class law team that exceeded my every expectation from first consult to court. My matter was resolved with the best possible outcome and I would wholeheartedly recommend the Canina team . So grateful I had this firm in my corner.”

– L.L.

“Passionate About Their Clients”

5 Stars

“Rick Sr. and Jr. both did a great job. They were extremely responsive to the millions of questions I had. Rick Jr. answered text messages at 8pm one night! You can absolutely tell that they take their job seriously and are passionate about their clients. I would highly recommend these guys!”

– Z.W.

“All the Good Things I Heard About This Firm Were TRUE”

5 Stars

“I was coming home from a bar after a pretty wild night and was stopped by the Palm Bay PD. Cop saw a bunch of beers in my car and said I failed all the sobriety test. I was arrested for DUI. I thought it was hopeless after a few lawyers told me I’d probably get convicted and have a DUI on my record. Then I heard about The Canina Law Firm and wound up hiring them because they at least gave me hope. Rick walked me through all the DMV issues and immediately got me a hardship
license. They got all the evidence and worked my case for many months. They always made time for me and kept me up to speed on everything about my case. In the end, Rick was able to get me out of the DUI and got the State to reduce the charge to a Reckless Driving! All the good things I had heard about this firm were TRUE. I couldn’t be happier with the result I got. Thank you!!!”

– B.W.

“Incredibly intelligent, detail oriented, and caring throughout the entire case”

5 Stars

“Hired Richard Canina for my daughter who was arrested for multiple felony domestic violence charges. We met with several different lawyers, but Rick immediately stood out among the crowd. Let me tell you: this man is the REAL THING…incredibly intelligent, detail oriented, and caring throughout the entire case. You can tell he genuinely loves what he does and cared for his clients like family. Mr. Canina was always honest and straightforward with us. His office has an open-door policy and he always took extra time to answer our questions. When an offer for resolution was made by the State’s Attorney, Richard was up front with us and recommended against accepting the State’s offer because he wanted to investigate the case more fully. He didn’t just rush her into a resolution that she wasn’t comfortable with (another lawyer did this with her in the past). Ultimately, after many months of working the case, her charge was reduced to a misdemeanor with no incarceration and no conviction. We are all incredibly grateful for what Mr. Canina and his office has done for us. My daughter now has now gotten her life back together and is doing extremely well. Thank you Rick !!!”

– G.S.

“A Father Will Now Have 4 Extra Years to Spend With His Daughter”

5 Stars

“Rich Canina did an excellent job of defending our son! Our son had been floundering in the justice system for years because his mental disabilities were not properly considered and addressed. Rich and his team fully addressed those issues and got our son’s sentence down to a reasonable level. A father will now have 4 extra years to spend with his daughter and an opportunity to get his life back on track. Thanks again Rich!!”

– W.H.

“Rick is Hands Down The Best Lawyer You Could Ever Hire”

5 Stars

“Rick is hands down the best lawyer you could possibly hire. Whether your charges are minor or very serious, he will go above and beyond to take care of you and make sure you are represented with the best defense you could possibly have. I was facing a mandatory minimum of 20 years on one charge alone, and after about 9-10 months, I walked out of the court room with 3 years of probation, early termination after 2 years, and adjudication withheld. Not only was he able to save me from a lengthy prison sentence, but he saved me from incarceration completely and got me the best outcome I could ever ask for with my case. He never faltered at any point in time, and he kept me reassured that I would be taken care of every step of the way. He was extremely polite, straightforward, and honest, and kept a very professional demeanor throughout my entire case. He even gave me his personal phone number in case I had any questions or concerns after normal office hours, or needed to get in touch with him in an emergency. His staff is also very polite, and calls and questions are returned and answered not long after they are received and/or asked. If you are looking for a lawyer to hire, look no further. If you want the best representation you can get, look no further. I would definitely recommend this lawyer to anyone that needs legal help, and if I ever run into another problem in the future (I sure hope I don’t), I know exactly who I am going to hire because of the phenomenal representation he gave me before.”

-A.V.

“I Am So Grateful for Their Services”

5 Stars

“Mr. Canina and his son did an amazing job the first time around and we found ourselves needing their services again. They left me speechless and I am so grateful for their services. They helped us for a felony violation of probation. They’re amazing and so down to earth! Love your family, Mr.Canina!”

– A.M.

“I Cannot Imagine Suggesting Anyone Other Than Mr. Canina”

5 Stars

“When one is wrongfully accused of a crime, the individual feels he needs to fight the charges even more vigorously, and I went to the correct man for this situation. Since then, I have referred another client to him, and we are both in agreement that we could not have requested better representation. Also, impressive is the way that this firm makes one feel AFTER the case has been completed. They have invited
us back to discuss any remaining legal questions, and they have made me feel as though I am, sort of, part of the firm. I have been back several times, already, to get further advice. If people ask me who to retain for a criminal charge, I cannot imagine suggesting anyone other than Mr. Canina.”

– S.S.

“I Owe My Life To Rick Canina”

5 Stars

“Rick and his father Rick Sr. have helped me out several times in the past. They really make a great team! Most recently, Rick Jr. helped me on a drug trafficking charge that was ultimately dismissed. Rick Jr. is an excellent attorney who really CARED about me as a person. He’s definitely going places!! I was looking at many years in prison and he got me out of it. I probably didn’t deserve the best, but I GOT the best. Because of him, I owe my life to Rick Canina.”

– T.B.

“Rick Went Above and Beyond My Expectations in Helping Me”

5 Stars

“I retained Mr. Richard G. Canina for a DUI case. Rick provided me with the highest level of professional legal counsel available. The advice and representation I received throughout this difficult process was everything I could hope for. Rick went above and beyond my expectations in helping me in my case. He was very prompt in answering all the questions I had and constantly kept me informed about what was going on with my case. Finding an attorney of this caliber that truly cared about what I was facing did not come easy until I contacted his firm. Rick was extremely professional/knowledgeable and I would highly recommend contacting him if you need a great criminal defense attorney.”

– J.L.

“A Lawyer You Can Trust”

5 Stars

“I have hired Mr. Canina on numerous occasions. He has always been straight forward, and never told me he could do something he couldn’t. I recommend him to anyone I know who needs legal counsel. A lawyer you can trust.”

– S.P.

“A Highly Respected Firm”

5 Stars

The Canina Firm is a highly respected firm that has the experience and dedication to get their clients great results. They know the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and they use that knowledge to their clients advantage. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.

– K.R. (Fellow Attorney)

“He Saved My Life and Kept My Family Together”

5 Stars

“I was charged with a gun offense that carried a 3 year minimum mandatory prison sentence if convicted. A lawyer friend of mine referred me to Richard Canina’s office. Hiring him was the best decision that I ever made. The amount of time, effort, and attention to detail that Rick and his son put into my case was incredible, and it showed in their work and in the result they got me. They were always available to answer my questions and meet with me whenever I needed. Rick and everybody in his firm were extremely pleasant to work with. After about a year of going to court, taking depositions, filing motions, and meeting with the prosecutor, Rick was able to get me probation and kept me from being a convicted felon. Just recently, he got me off of probation early (and didn’t charge for it). He saved my life and kept my family together.”

– J.S.

“Richard Was On Fire”

5 Stars

“When I walked into Richard’s office ,I was greeted by him and his son I felt comfortable and knew that I came to the right place. They were very friendly and very professional. I was served with two injunctions by my ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend. When we walked into the court room , I can tell that Richard was on fire and ready to attack the cases with the intention to win…And he did! Both injunctions were dismissed! Thank you!”

– T.B.

“Richard is a True Professional as is Everyone in His Office”

5 Stars

“My son had been passing through Brevard county when he was stopped by the
police and eventually arrested and charged with two serious felonies and [several] misdemeanor offenses. Based on the seriousness of the offenses, he could have been sentenced to prison for numerous years. After meeting with Richard, we knew he was the man for the job. No sugar coating, no promises with the exception that he would do his best to help us out of this bad situation. In the end Richard came through for us in flying colors. The felony charges were reduced to misdemeanor charges and the other charges were dismissed. My son now has a second chance to get his life in order. None of this would have been possible without the fantastic service provided by Richard. Richard kept us informed all throughout the process. Richard is a true professional as is everyone in his office. I would recommend Richard Canina to anyone who has legal issues and needs results. Thank you again Richard.”

– M.S.

“The Best Investment I Ever Made”

5 Stars

“Richard Canina, the best investment I ever made. He was clear and concise with his approach to my case. He listens, assesses, and tells it like it is. He and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate. He is the type of lawyer who makes time for you and your case because he genuinely cares. I don’t know where I would be without Rick and his team.”

– V.F.

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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