The criminal justice system can be intimidating. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, charges that have been filed against you can feel much heavier if you don’t have a good defense attorney. Fortunately, Anthony Candela and his team Candela Law Firm, P.A. are available to help you fight your case.
There are more than 100,000 practicing attorneys in the state of Florida, so what sets us apart? We have three reasons that you should choose Candela Law Firm, P.A. over the rest.
Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law
Fewer than one percent of attorneys are board-certified. Furthermore, there are less than 40 or so who are Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law in the Tampa, FL area. This select group of criminal defense lawyers is considered experts and specialists in a criminal trial. Beyond a specialty, board-certified lawyers are respected among their peers and judges. I am among these few. I was first certified with the board in the state of Florida in 2008, then re-certified in 2013 and 2018.
My board certification is a sign that I’m willing to prove to my clients that I’m one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state of Florida. In addition to my certifications with the state, I’m admitted to practice in the federal court’s Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Court. I’m willing and able to provide my services in the highest courts in the state of Florida.
Decades of experience
After I completed my Juris Doctorate degree at Duquesne University School of Law in 2000, I began practicing law professionally with the Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, FL. I worked in this office for seven years handling cases for felony offenses that include homicide and sex offenses. My trial experience goes beyond trying felony and misdemeanor cases and includes negotiating amicable resolutions outside of court.
My legal background also includes having worked in the special investigations unit (SIU) for a major insurance company. I spent my time investigating fraudulent claims that included fake car accidents, provider fraud, and bogus homeowners’ claims. While I was able to use my skills in criminal law for this job, I came to realize that criminal defense was my passion.
Passionate about criminal law
As a criminal defense attorney, I want to make a difference. I believe that I can serve those who have been charged with a crime and provide them with the best possible representation. I believe that part of serving justice is making the government prove its case against a defendant. Without holding the system accountable, there cannot be true justice and I’m here to help my clients in this process.
Get started with our team today
I started Candela Law Firm, P.A. as a way to serve those who have been charged with a crime. I believe in working for my clients to give them the best possible defense in criminal cases. Reach out to my team today to schedule an appointment. You can give our office a call at 813-417-3645 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to working with you and helping you fight your case.