Life is such that you never know when a time will come that you’ll need to engage the services of a lawyer, much less the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, or wherever you reside.
But if that moment does come, know that Candela Law Firm is available in Tampa, offering the following criminal defense attorney services:
State and Federal Trials
When it comes to criminal law, the U.S. legal system has two separate levels: state and federal. State criminal matters are handled by the local city or county government. In Florida and elsewhere, these are investigated by state agents, county sheriffs, and local police officers, and prosecuted by city attorneys or state district attorneys.
But if you are charged with a federal crime, it is the federal government that has jurisdiction over whatever laws that can impact you and people close to you. Federal crimes tend to be time-consuming, formal, and strict. From the moment you are investigated by federal law enforcement agencies such as the DEA, FBI, and ICE to the actual trial in front of a federal judge and prosecution headed by assistant U.S. attorneys, the experience can be extremely intimidating.
Some of the crimes that can lead to federal criminal charges include bank fraud, corporate crimes, espionage, internet fraud, and immigration law violations.
Whether you are charged for a state or federal crime, you need to have an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney by your side. Candela Law Firm has the legal expertise and experience to help you get the defense you deserve.
State and Federal Appeals
Appellate review is a practice wherein a higher court examines a decision made by a lower court in the prosecution of a case. Its main objective is for a higher court to identify and correct any error on the part of a lower court in deciding the outcome of a trial.
During an appeal, all documents are examined, including the trial court record and written arguments provided by all concerned parties. As there is no jury, what the appeals court does is to interpret the law and implement it according to the documented facts presented to them.
However, it’s important to note that there’s a difference in the appeals process at state level from the one at federal level. Appellate review is complicated enough, although it does not involve gathering or presenting new evidence. This is why only an experienced appellate attorney can confidently navigate both state and federal appeals.
Candela Law Firm has experience in both, so you have the assurance that your appeal will be handled capably.
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
While a lot of people don’t think much about estate planning, such as leaving a will, trust, child protection plan, or other end-of-life documents, we believe that it’s something you need to take care of while you are healthy and able.
The reason is that estate planning is not just about leaving behind a fortune to a family member or a charity. It’s planning for what happens when you are no longer capable of managing your own affairs, and deciding on what happens to your possessions after you die.
Although the state has laws in place governing the estate of individuals who do not have an estate plan, you may not agree with it, so it’s important to exercise control while you are still able. In fact, estate planning can make a huge difference to the lives of the people you care most and will leave behind in the event of your death.
Candela Law Firm is ready to assist you in your estate planning, so you know that everything is in order whatever happens to you today or in the future.
If you have any legal inquiries or wish to consult a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, Florida, please contact Candela Law Firm. We're ready to listen and help.