5.0 stars 11 totalReview Richard Canina
Posted by anonymous
This guy works miracles! 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 Rick and his son 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!!!
Posted by Ray
Should of hired him from the get go; i.e. my original case. Richard was upfront, honest, and didn't sugar coat anything. Had a quick resolution to this situation which, and he his fee was very reasonable.
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with domestic battery, first degree misdemeanor. I was referred to this attorney/firm by a personal friend. Rick and his father met with me the same day I was released from jail. They took a thorough history and got to work. I ultimately obtained case dismissal. I don't think it could have been handled more quickly or professionally. I've read all the other reviews posted here and I totally agree with all the positive comments documented.
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!