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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superior DUI Attorney||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Superior DUI Attorney||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Recognition for Service||PAL||2015|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Certificate of Merit - Public Defender Clinic||Stetson College of Law||1985|
|Honor Society||University of Florida||1980|
|Graduated Cum Laude||University of Florida||N/A|
|Owner/Founder||Richard G. Canina P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Mitchell and Canina P.A.||1990 - 2008|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office, 18th Jud. Circuit||1985 - 1990|
|Certified Legal Intern||Public Defender Clinic||1984 - 1985|
|Criminal Law Clerk||Lee Fugate P.A.||1983 - 1984|
|Certified Corrections Officer||Florida Department Of Corrections||1981 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Member||1987 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1985 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Sigma Nu Legal Fraternity||Vice President||N/A|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|State v. R.H.||Client pled open to the court. The Judge reinstated him to probation and,finding grounds for a downward departure sentence, placed him on community control and probation for the computer solicitation charge while withholding adjudication.|
|State v. S.W.||The State agreed to amend the charge to vehicular homicide, which avoided the mandatory minimum. The client pled open to the court and was sentenced to 90 days in the Brevard County jail followed by 2 years of community control and 13 years of probation.|
|State v. L.B.||The State agreed not to file formal charges for witness tampering. The client pled open to the court and was sentenced as a Youthful Offender to 364 days in the Orange County Jail followed by 5 years of probation. Adjudication was withheld.|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1985|
|Florida Corrections Officers Training Institute||N/A||N/A||1982|
|University of Florida||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|St. John the Baptist DHS||N/A||NY State Regents Diploma||1977|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Administrative Hearings in DUI Cases||1992|
|Guest Lecturer||Florida's Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender Statutes||1991|
|Women In Law Seminar||Discrimination Against Women in Corrections||1985|
Posted by anonymous
This lawyer had exactly 10 days from the day i retained him to get with prosecutor and not only hit a "GRAND SLAM!" (Exact words of Mr. Canina Sr.) But got me a deal you couldn't even imagine.. and Mr. Canina Jr. stayed in contact with me at the jail up to the minute I was released from custody! If you have any sense in your head and need an attorney and you don't go with this firm, then save your money all together and just go with a public defender! I assure you you will not be disappointed! 5 stars isn't enough! They deserve 10!
Posted by Steve Pescatore
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.
Posted by Todd Burritt
This man has represented me in several situations. I had some serious charges.46 counts of dealing in stolen property and he got it down to 1. I was looking at many years in prison and he got me out of it. Also got arrested for drug trafficking last year and wasn’t guilty, Rick got the charge dismissed. I probably didn’t deserve the best, but I GOT the best. Because of him, I’ll become a better man. I owe my life to Rick Canina.
Posted by joe
Mr. Canina was extremely helpful in my recent dui trial. He went above and beyond the call of duty to guide me to a successful outcome in my situation. Honesty, loyalty, knowledgeable and hospitable are a few of the excellent attributes that Richard G. Canina brings to the table. I highly recommend Mr. Canina!
Posted by Mark
Richard was recommended to me by another professional in Brevard County. i am very grateful for that recommendation. 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 a couple misdermeanor offenses. Based on the seriousness of the the offenses he could have been sentanced 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 misdermeanor 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.
Mark E. Syrowski
Posted by anonymous
I had 3 DUI's but they were all in like 26 years and the first attorney i went to talk to was trying to say no matter what I was going to do prison time so I was like umm no I'm not hiring an attorney that's trying to sabatage me so I hired Richard Canina and my sentencing was like a 2nd dui and then before my mom finished paying him off she passed away and he felt bad for me and my family so he took money off of what I owed him. Haven't been in trouble since but if I were to be, He would be the one I hired. For sure. Very honest and very nice.
Posted by anonymous
Rick Canina's firm got me out of a lot of trouble. I was caught with a felony amount of marijuana. 3 different felony charges. Rick got me out of jail and probation which i was able to get off of in a year in a half . Kept me from being a convicted felon. Thank you!
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