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Steven George Casanova

DUI and DWI Attorney at Melbourne, FL

4.8   19 reviews

also known as Steve

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    Extensive experience in Jury Trials to Motions to dismiss. I concentrate on getting dismissals, and lesser charges in DUI cases. With an eye toward Protecting your future, your livelihood, and your family.

    26 years

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    I defend all Criminal cases, Felony or Misdemeanor. I pursue these matters through an aggressive, professional approach, With an eye toward Protecting your future, your livelihood, and your family.

    26 years

HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED? I'M HERE TO HELP! MY FIRM CAN ASSIST YOU IN ALL CRIMINAL DEFENSE MATTERS! CALL 321-405-1385 NOW FOR A CONSULTATION!

My firm is dedicated to the Defense of those that charged with a crime.  We take every case very personally, and are available 24/7.  I have tried many, many cases, and I always give my client the option of a Jury Trial. Sometimes to get the best results an attorney must be fully prepared to go to trial. This is a LOCAL boutique law firm, with staff that can advise you how to deal with the frustration of being arrested. 

 

I am an avid Surfer, Sailor, and Fisherman who has resided in Brevard county for almost 50 years. I also sponsor many different charities, as well as local surf contests.  When not in the office you will find me in the water! 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Steven George Casanova
2323 S Babcock St
Melbourne, FL, 32901

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christina | September 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Hire I Ever Made
During some legal issues, I searched for "Highly Recommended" lawyers. Hands down, the name Steven Casanova kept coming up. So, we met and I hired him. I was a mess. He was calm. I was panicked. He was relaxed. He assured me he would work hard for me and that I need to take a breath and go live life. Well I finally listened, and he 100% delivered. This morning I woke up, for the first time in almost a year, smiling and utterly relieved. I now know why he comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you are looking for someone to dedicate themselves to you, as their client, look no further. He's right here.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr. Casanova was extremely knowledgeable and professional. When unexpected false allegations are made do not hesitate and call him. His staff was helpful and kind! Thank you Mr. Casanova
Posted by Cathy | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent outcome
Mr Casanova was able to provide a clear step by step plan of defense and helped me to feel confident in his ability to get a positive outcome. By the end of the case, the results were even better than expected. I am very grateful for his work on my case. Highly recommend if you have a prior conviction and need an attorney experienced with making a favorable deal. While i hope to never need an attorney again, i would not hesitate to use his firm again. His support staff was also very professional and easy to contact.
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Response from Steven Casanova July 8, 2020
It was Absolutely my pleasure to work for you. My staff also found that You were super nice, and we are all glad to get the results we obtained! Thank You... Steve.
Posted by Jennifer | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I met Steve 10 years ago and hired him for a felony case. He got me out of big trouble . My father hired him for felony cases and he got him out of much bigger trouble! I’m still in contact with Steve 10 years later, he is there to consult and help with any legal advice i may have . I will hire Steve again if I’m ever in trouble , and will always recommend him. He is very attentive and hard working.
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Response from Steven Casanova April 21, 2020
Thank You Very Much for your review. Working for you was a Great Pleasure, and if you Ever need anything please feel free to call me. My staff and I will always hold you in a special place. Thank You.
Posted by Leah | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two words....THANK YOU!
Not all attorneys are created equal! Casanova performed a miracle. Not only did our case get dismissed, but then it was removed all together. People say that this would happen with any attorney, but I disagree. It was Casanova’s knowledge of the law and personal relationships that really made it all possible. He is highly recommended by us. Thank you just doesn’t feel like enough!!
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Response from Steven Casanova February 3, 2020
It was my Great pleasure in helping you during a tough time. I cannot explain how important your matter was to me, and also how important your kind words are to me and my staff. Thank You. Steve.
Posted by Teresa | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven Casanova made a difference!!!
Mr Casanova was available and engaged the first moment we called him. He has been dialed into our case from the moment we hired him, and went the extra miles to represent our loved one. The outcome was the best possible one, and I attribute this 100% to the work Mr Casanova put into our case. Throughout the process, he is always available to us to answer our questions. We cannot thank Mr Casanova enough. He truly is one of the best!!!
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Response from Steven Casanova November 28, 2018
Thank You Very much for the kind words. As always I try my hardest to get the best possible outcome. I am truly grateful that you hired me and my firm. Thank you once again.
Posted by Evelyn | October 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An excellent lawyer!!
I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova to anyone seeking legal counsel. Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case. Not only is he (in my opinion) the best criminal lawyer in all of Brevard county...he is also the most fairly priced. I am thankful for his help & the time he spent with me free of charge. Unfortunately I could not hire him due to conflict of interest...however he was very helpful in recommending the lawyer I did hire. I can't speak highly enough of Mr. Casanova!!
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Response from Steven Casanova November 28, 2018
It is very humbling to read your words, and as always I am here to help you whenever I can. Thank You....
Posted by Amy | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Mr. Casanova in 2017. Mr. Casanova and Staff were extremely professional and helpful from the moment I hired them. Mr. Casanova was very thorough in explaining how the process would work from beginning to end. I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova and Staff!
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Posted by Ruben | September 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Stephen!
Mr. Casanova has been giving me solid counsel for 2 1/2 years. Each time I've spoken to him his feedback has always made a positive impact on my life. It's clear to me that one of his missions in life is to help those who need his advice. Most of us have a passion that provides us with satisfaction. It's clear to me that he doesn't practice law for the prestige of doing so but for the satisfaction he gets by hearing how much he's made a positive impact in peoples lives.
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Posted by Mike Larson | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent beyond expectation!!
Mr. Casanova and the staff in his office handle everything for your case and do so in a friendly professional manner. The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for. If I ever find myself in trouble again, there will be no research needed, I will IMMEDIATELY call Mr. Casanova's office. I suggest if you find yourself needing legal representation, you do the same.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation. My case was resolved and my record expunged within months and of the original charge. Mr. Casanova and staff were extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend this office.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
DUI case
If you are ever unfortunate enough to get a dui, I hope you are fortunate enough to get Mr. Casanova to represent you. Steve has a wealth of experience with dui cases and was able to get a last minute agreement to eliminate one of the penalties in exchange for a charitable donation. He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice.
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Posted by Mark | May 4, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Steve Casanova is an exceptional trial lawyer. He is smart, talented, quick on his feet and knows how to talk to a jury. He is the consummate professional and does everything first class. He knows the law, is innovative in his approach and his legal research is second to none. He is worth every penny. The way I look at it is you can either have a cheap lawyer or a great lawyer--after all if you needed brain surgery would you hire the cheapest brain surgeon you can find or would you hire the best. Hire Steve--hire the best!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2015
Great Attorney and Staff
I had never been in trouble with the law before. I was referred to Casanova Law by a friend of mine who was previous client of Mr. Casanova's. I originally spoke over the phone with the paralegal, and she took the time to explain the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and put my mind to ease. Throughout my case I called the office multiple times and the staff was always kind and able to help me and answer my questions. I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype. Very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
Outstanding Excellence
I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Steven Casanova professionally and personally for over 15 years. In my opinion, there is no other attorney in Brevard County who's dedication to clients, understanding and application of criminal law can match Mr. Casanova. Mr. Casanova has never failed to return my calls, even on weekends or on Holidays. Within minutes he will develop a comprehensive agenda with sound advice and always follows through and follows up on all aspects of your case. Mr. Casanova's reputation in the legal court system is impeccable. In his years of practice as a defense attorney Mr. Casanova has prospered a professional relationship with judges and prosecutors alike. Mr. Casanova will ensure the best outcome possible for your defense, it's as simple as that. Discount lawyers get you discount results, Mr. Casanova is not a discount lawyer but a professional defense attorney who fights for your reputation as if it is his own. If you are in need of a dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable defense attorney, do yourself a favor, call Steven Casanova.
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Posted by Matt | November 12, 2014
Simply The Best!
I've been using Steve for nearly 15 years. At this stage in the game I would consider him more of a friend. Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job. While specializing in criminal defense (ranging from misdemeanors and low level felonies, all the way up to major felony federal cases), Steve has throughout the years assisted me with other legal realms, such as civil and family law. Very fair pricing for the level of service. Would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2014
The Best in Brevard: Highly Recommend
I have had extensive experience with criminal defense attorneys (from $1,000 attorneys all the way up to the $100,000 attorneys) and can attest that Mr. Casanova is the best in town. He and his staff are top-notch. Mr. Casanova will hold your hand when you need it, but "tell you how it is!" It's rare to find such an honest attorney, especially one who is so talented. He is not a "bottom dollar" attorney, but his pricing is more fair than anyone in town, and he will not take advantage of you in your time of need like most attorneys in Brevard. He is highly respected by the state attorney's office, and is able to negotiate faborable resolutions, but this guy is darn-sure ready to go the distance when you have a strong case. I have sought his expert guidance numerous times, referred him to friends and acquaintances, and even my own family members. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova for any and all criminal (and traffic) matters. I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2011
client
Excellent lawyer. Excellent results!
Posted by Tom | April 23, 2015
Plea bargain lawyer
This guy wanted me to plea bargain my case right at the first consultation with him for a misdemeanor. Lucky I found an attorney that looked at my case and fought very well for me and my case got dismissed. My case was very simple and Mr. Casanova was already giving up before any ink hit the paper AND the lawyer I hired was much cheaper and even made a payment plan for me. Stay away from this guy he will sell you out quick.
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Response from Steven Casanova July 12, 2017
While it is very difficult to predict the outcome of a case, I always advise clients that a dismissal may be possible. Without spending time and effort on a given case the outcome is typically unknown, and a conviction may occur. If you ever need any further information, or explanation of anything please feel free to call. I always welcome payment plans, and I am open to creative financing ideas. Glad things worked for you.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Police Benevolent Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • President
  • Steven G. Casanova P.A.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Central Florida
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney Trustee
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Law School Clinic Director
  • Washburn University School Of Law
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Judicial intern
  • Brevard County
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • C.E.S. Consulting
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2003
  • C.E.S. Consulting
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2003
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2002
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Martin County - DUI
  • Dismissed
  • Brevard County - DUI
  • Dismissed & Expunged
  • Brevard County - Felony Leaving Scene of Accident
  • Downgraded to Misdemeanor - Fine and Class

Associations

  • Marine Resources Council
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • A+ Rating
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Chapter
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District Of Florida
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Time member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Presidents Scholar
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1994
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Central Florida
  • 1994
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Publications

  • The Surfer's Journal
  • The Surfer's Journal
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI, DWLS, and the DMV
  • Triple "D" Criminal Side Bar Presentation
  • 2016
  • Brevard County Police Academy
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2008
  • Brevard County Police Academy
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (48)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Casanova is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is known in the community to have a practice of continually striving to enhance his trial skills. In so doing, he obtains successful results for his clients who are facing serious criminal charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It has been my pleasure to know Mr. Casanova for the past decade. He is a bright attorney and a great mentor who cares about his clients. It is my pleasure to endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Casanova is an excellent attorney who really takes an interest in his client's case. I have known for about 15 years and I have found him to be knowledgeable, courteous, professional, and aggressive (in a good way). He knows the law and the court system and will do his utmost to obtain a favorable result for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steve. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and goes the extra mile for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven Casanova is a knowledgeable attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very diligent and has the correct personality and legal skills to properly advice and represent his clients. Mr. Casanova goes the extra mile for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Actually trained in how to operate and maintain the Intoxilizer 500. Very rare! Experienced and hard working. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Steve as he is a top notch attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney is a former Prosecutor who became the BEST DUI defense attorney on the Space Coast & Treasure Coast. Steven Casanova knows the law and knows how to get things done. He is both an excellent negotiator and an outstanding trial attorney. I strongly endorse him without reservation for all criminal cases !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have been accused of a crime, you will definitely want to speak with Steven Casanova. He is a highly respected and very capable attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his many years of experience and his contributions that Mr. Casanova is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very tough fighter for the rights of accused. Highly respected in legal community. I recommend him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to get the best result for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"Determination and dedication describes this attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great DUI/DWI attorney."
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Melbourne DUI and DWI Lawyer Steven George Casanova
Steven George Casanova
DUI and DWI Attorney
Melbourne, FL
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available