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Richard A Canina

Richard A Canina

Brevard County Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida
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Richard was born and raised in Brevard County, FL. After graduating from Holy Trinity Academy in Melbourne, FL, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. At Florida State, Richard obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology and criminal justice, graduating with honors. Richard was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.

Richard received his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. While at Stetson, Richard geared his course selections toward criminal defense work and criminal trial advocacy. He successfully completed internships at the Public Defender âas Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit and at several local criminal defense law firms.

After grading from law school, Richard went to work as an Assistant Public Defender for Kathleen Smith, Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit (Lee County, FL) for several years. Richard handled thousands of misdemeanor cases, many of which were DUI and domestic violence charges. He was quickly promoted to representing clients charged with felonies ranging from theft and driving related offenses to high profile cases involving sexual battery, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, and felony drug charges.
Richard also has extensive experience handling complex criminal cases such as white collar crimes, frauds, schemes to defraud, and large-scale theft charges. Richardâs experience has given him invaluable insight into the workings of the State Attorneyâs Office, as well as many police agencies and other state departments.
Richard continues to dedicate his career to helping those accused of criminal offenses. He is committed to aggressively defending his clients utilizing resources such as private investigators, doctors, psychologists, DNA experts and advanced technology to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He is passionate about criminal law and guarantees top-notch personal service to all of his clients and their needs. Richard is a seasoned trial attorney who knows the legal system and its players. He is committed to giving his clients the best defense possible.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Violent Crime
  • Sex Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Drug Charges
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed / Flat Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Assistant Public Defender
Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit
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Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (2007) | Psychology, Criminology
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
Professional Associations
Florida Bar
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Brevard County Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Website
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Contact & Map
1901 S. Harbor City Blvd, Suite 804
Melbourne, FL 32901
USA
Telephone: (321) 728-0989