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Richard A Canina

Richard A Canina

Brevard County Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida
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Jonathan Hackworth
Jonathan Hackworth September 28, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Rick is extremely experienced and takes a ton of pride in his craft. He constantly stays up to date on the evolving legal issues to best represent his clients. I recommend him without any hesitation.
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Richard 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 a minor in criminology and criminal justice, graduating with honors. Richard was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.

Richard received his Juris Doctorate 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 âas Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit and at several local criminal defense law firms.

After grading 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 handled thousands of misdemeanor cases, many of which were DUI and domestic violence charges. 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 also has extensive experience handling complex criminal cases such as white collar crimes, frauds, schemes to defraud, and large-scale theft charges. Richardâs experience has given him invaluable insight into the workings of the State Attorneyâs Office, as well as many police agencies and other state departments.
Richard continues to dedicate 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. He is committed to giving his clients the best defense possible.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Drug Charges
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Probation Violations
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crime
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (2007) | Psychology, Criminology
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Florida Bar
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Brevard County Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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1901 S. Harbor City Blvd, Suite 804
Melbourne, FL 32901
Telephone: (321) 728-0989
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