When you need a criminal defense attorney, it’s vital to work with someone you not only trust but who will fight for you fiercely from start to finish. You can't afford to waste time and money on a lackluster attorney who isn’t ready to dig their heels in and do the work. If you’re in need of a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, it’s time to consult Anthony Candela.
At Candela Law Firm, our entire team is dedicated to helping clients through tough cases from initial consultation to closing arguments. We specialize in serving the greater Tampa area and providing elite criminal defense services. Our lead attorney Anthony Candela is fierce in the court room and compassionate with is clients. Now, get to know your new criminal defense attorney Anthony Candela.
Originally from Connecticut, Anthony Candela attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and received his Bachelor's degrees in both Political Science and Philosophy. He knew early in his law career that criminal defense work was and always will be his passion. Shortly after graduating from Duquesne School of Law, he moved to Tampa, Florida, where he began his legal career in September 2000. With over 2 decades of experience, Anthony Candela offers unparalleled legal expertise.
Within weeks of becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Candela accepted a position at the Public Defender's Office in Tampa. For seven years he was an assistant public defender in the major crimes division handling primarily homicides, sex offenses, and other serious felony offenses. Handling these complex cases allowed him to refine and perfect his trial and litigation skills, as he tried over 100 jury trials to verdict during this 7-year period. This experience on the other side of the court room allows him to offer his clients a uniquely perfect set of skills as a criminal defense attorney.
There are less than 40 or so lawyers who are Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law in the Tampa Bay area. Board Certification guarantees that an attorney has the experience, is respected by judges and lawyers in the Tampa Bay legal community, and is tested for the highest level of competence in Criminal Trial Law. He’s kept up his certification over the years and maintains a high level of courtroom competency.
Candela’s trial experience includes: homicide, manslaughter, DUI manslaughter, capital sexual battery, lewd or lascivious behavior, various drug offenses, various traffic offenses, serious felony offenses, and misdemeanors. In addition to his extensive litigation and trial experience, he has years of experience in resolving cases without the necessity for a trial. Many times and for a number of reasons, a trial may not be what a client desires in their case. When a client does not wish to have a trial, having an attorney who is able to successfully negotiate the case to a favorable resolution can be critical. Candela has successfully negotiated thousands of cases to amicable resolutions. Those cases range from simple traffic offenses to misdemeanors to serious felony offenses and everything in between. He has also written and argued many appellate briefs to the various District Court of Appeal in Florida and to the Florida Supreme Court.
Anthony Candela is versed in a number of legal services, specializing in criminal defense. His extensive experience allows him to provide life-altering legal support to clients across the Tampa Bay area. His core practice areas include, state and federal trials, state and federal appeals, and wills, trusts, and estate planning. Whether you need a courtroom shark or a compassionate attorney to help with estate planning, Anthony Candela is the man for the job.
As you can see, Anthony Candela is a near-perfect attorney for those in need of criminal defense services in Tampa. His passion for criminal defense is what brought him back to the practice area in the first place and it continues to embolden him in his legal offerings. If you’re in need of criminal defense representation in Tampa, don’t hesitate to reach out to Anthony Candela today!
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