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Richard Canina

Richard Canina

EXPERIENCED Brevard County Criminal Defense Attorney- 321-728-0989
  • 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
I have worked with this firm on a number of matters. I have personally seen their ability to effectively advocate for their clients and get the best results for them.
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EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Since 1985, attorney Richard G. Canina has been practicing exclusively criminal defense in Brevard County, FL. Mr. Canina graduated with Honors from The University Of Florida at age 20, obtaining a B.A. in criminal justice. He later attended Stetson University College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate. While at Stetson, Mr. Canina served as Vice President of Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity and successfully completed an internship with the Office of The Public Defender, Sixth Judicial Circuit. After graduating from law school Mr. Canina took a position with the Brevard County Public Defender’s Office, where he served as an Assistant Public Defender in the trial division for nearly five years. As an assistant Public Defender, Mr. Canina successfully defended thousands of clients with charges ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to first degree premeditated murder. Mr. Canina is a full member of the Florida Bar. He is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has been a member of several legal organizations including the Brevard County Bar Association, The Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Mr. Canina has dedicated his career to defending the legal rights and freedoms of the accused. His practice focuses 100% on criminal defense and criminal trial practice. He is proud of the fact that he has never worked as a state prosecutor. His philosophy is to unconditionally help his client no matter what the allegations may be.

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
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary and Robbery
  • Child Abuse
  • Drug Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat/Fixed fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Canina Law Firm
- Current
Mitchell and Canina P.A.
Assistant Public Defender
Brevard County Public Defender
Stetson University
J.D. | Law
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University of Florida
B.A. | Criminal Justice
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Client Distinction Award
Recognition for Service
Client's Choice Award
Certificate of Merit
Stetson University College of Law Public Defender Clinic
Superior DUI Attorney
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
2015, 2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
2014, 2015
Top Contributor Award
2013, 2014
Professional Associations
Orange County Bar Association
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Brevard County Bar Association
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Florida State Bar  # 503517
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Discrimination Against Women in Corrections, Women In Law Seminar
Florida's Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender Statutes, Guest Lecturer
Administrative Hearings in DUI Cases
Brevard County Bar Association
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Contact & Map
The Canina Law Firm
1901 S. Harbor City Blvd
Suite 804
Melbourne, FL 32901
Toll-Free: (321) 728-0989
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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