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A brief history of our criminal law practice in Tampa
February 16, 2022

It’s normal to want to know the background of an attorney you’re considering hiring when you’re looking for someone to provide you with criminal defense. Where do they come from? How long have they been practicing? Do they specialize in the type of crime I’ve been accused of? These might be some of the questions you’re asking yourself as you search for help with criminal law in Tampa. At Candela Law Firm, we believe in being transparent with our clients and providing you with insight into where Anthony Candela came from and why he’s qualified to represent you or a family member. Read below, where you’ll find a brief history of Anthony and our practice.

Anthony’s background

Anthony Candela graduated from Duquesne University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Tampa to start his law career. He spends his first seven years in the area serving in the Public Defender’s Office in the major crimes division, working mostly with homicides, sex offenses, and other serious felonies.

In 2008, he received Board Certification in Criminal Trial from the Florida Bar, which is a prestigious distinction as fewer than 1% of attorneys ever achieve such an honor. Such a distinction separates him from other attorneys in the Tampa area and recognizes him as an expert and specialist in criminal trial. He was re-certified in both 2013 and 2018. With his experience in criminal law, Anthony has earned the privilege of being admitted to practice in the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Appellate Court, both federal jurisdictions.

When we started

After serving as a public defender for nearly a decade, Anthony worked with the special investigations unit for an insurance company. His job was to research cases of fraud with fake car accidents or provider fraud. It didn’t take long for him to decide he wanted to return to the courtroom defending criminal cases.

In 2014, Anthony started Candela Law Firm to return to practicing criminal law. He believes he can make a difference in the community with those who have been charged with a crime. He’s been working hard to defend clients in the Tampa area ever since.

Who we serve

At Candela Law Firm, we serve a variety of clients who have been charged with a crime. Anthony is qualified to defend both state and federal cases that include homicides, sex offenses, manslaughter, DUI, drug offenses, and many more. You can be confident that you’re getting a strong defense when working with Anthony as his credentials and experience ensure that you’re working with an attorney who is well-respected by his peers.

We can also help file appeals in all post-conviction matters in state and federal courts. During his time as a defense attorney, Anthony has filed nearly 300 appeals during his time as an attorney and won’t shy away from putting tother an appeal for you or your loved one because it’s part of how the justice system works.

Get in touch for help

Don’t put off reaching out to a criminal defense attorney. Contact Candela Law Firm today. We specialize in criminal law in Tampa and can help to put together a strong defense on your behalf. Get in touch with us by calling 813-417-3645 or sending a message using our online contact form. We would love to hear from you and look forward to serving as your legal representation.

A brief history of our criminal law practice in Tampa
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