5.0 stars 8 totalReview Richard Canina
Posted by Kyle
I got a bad deal. 9.5 years prison, 15 years drug offender probation out of Brevard county. Once released, i changed my life. Married, two kids,career, home owner. Never arrested, no violations.
At the halfway point of my supervision, i hired a local attorney here in ft Lauderdale to file an early termination of probation motion. After months getting the run-around from my attorney the state wouldn't agree to early term. Or any type of modification.
I searched this site, read a thousand reviews of a hundred lawyers, and hired Rick.
Our first conversation was over an hour long. I never felt rushed and it seemed he genuinely cared. We spoke weekly on the phone. Sometimes, multiple times to double check facts and make sure nothing was forgotten.
Motion filed, we set a court date for my hearing. Only thing is, when the state read the motion Rick drew up.....they actually agreed with it! A couple months earlier they wouldn't modify let alone agree to terminate!
Judge then cancels our hearing and agrees as well. Found out today that my probation.....my 15 year drug offender probation, has been terminated.
Cannot explain the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders. Cannot believe he actually pulled a 180 with the state's attorney's office.
If you're looking to hire an attorney in Brevard County. This is your guy. My family and i will be forever grateful for the amount of time and effort you put in to this...it worked!
Posted by anonymous
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 Todd Burritt
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!!
Posted by James
Mr. Richard Allen Canina represented me for a DUI case. Rick went through my case with a fine-tooth comb and provided me with nothing but the highest level of professional legal counsel available. Rick exceeded my expectations in helping me in my case and constantly kept me aware of what was going on. He is dedicated and devoted in his work, and as a result my case was resolved in a timely manner. I was extremely satisfied with his professional representation and would highly recommend contacting him if you need a great criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Matt
I was in a bad position. Drug addict who stole a car, stole my moms Television and was high as a kite. I got pulled over and charged with Grand Theft and had NO defense. Luckily for me I met with Rick and he was able to keep me out of prison AND off probation. I got withhold of adjudication which means I am not a felon. Rick not only took my case and helped me there he was instrumental in my private life. He recommended a facility to help my problems and thanks to him and his support I am 1+ years clean. I can say without a shadow of a doubt without Rick's caring for me as a person my life has changed and I am able to live a life that my son can be proud of. He had amazing courtroom manner and answered any question I had 24/7. If you are looking for a defense attorney that cares about you as a person and can help you when all hope is lost Rick should be your first contact.
Posted by rickybencivenga
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 and his father where referred by a family friend and 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 , 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!
Posted by anonymous
Hiring Rick Canina Jr. for my son's DUI was a great decision. Rick was able to win my son's DMV hearing, which allowed him to get his normal license back. He also managed to negotiate a reduced charge of reckless driving. Both Rick Jr. and Rick Sr. always made themselves available to answer any questions we had. They do everything as a "team", and it shows in both the level of service they provide and in the result my son got. Thanks guys!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Canina represented me when he was a Public Defender. He provided excellent representation and got me a great result in my case. Despite his massive caseload, he always made time to talk with me, explain the law to me, and keep me informed. He got me an excellent result in my case when I was facing prison time. He treated me like a normal human being and not like some criminal. I recommend him to anybody who has been arrested!