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  • What to Bring to Your First Meeting With a DUI Attorney
    November 4, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    A DUI charge is a serious threat to your long-term freedom and well-being. While this charge must be taken seriously, you don’t need to succumb to a future of undo punishment or jail time.

  • What Does a Federal Criminal Attorney Offer Their Clients
    November 3, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    If you stand accused of a federal crime, you may be wondering what to do next. The trial process can be incredibly daunting, however, you legally have the right to proper representation, and you’ll soon learn that an expert federal criminal attorney will be your best friend throughout this process.

  • How to Prepare to Meet With an Estate Planning Attorney in Tampa, FL
    October 6, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Estate planning is centered around making sure your family knows how you want your assets and affairs managed in the event of your death. But starting the estate planning process can be overwhelming — which is where estate-planning attorneys come in. These professionals can guide you through the ins and outs to help make sure that your wishes will be followed.

  • What to Look for in a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
    October 6, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Finding and hiring the right federal criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between freedom and years behind bars. You need someone who specializes in federal criminal cases. That’s because penalties associated with federal offenses are much more severe than state-level crimes. If you cannot find an experienced lawyer with a background in federal crimes, you risk losing everything.

  • Do I need to hire a living trust attorney in Tampa?
    August 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    A living trust is a form of estate planning that owns the property you transfer into it during your lifetime. When you pass away, the trust distributes all assets to your beneficiaries.

  • Tampa will attorney: everything to consider when writing your will
    August 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Writing a will is crucial when it comes to estate planning. But most people — including two in five Americans over the age of 45 — don’t have one. While making a will isn’t the most pleasant task, neglecting to put your wishes down on paper can cause a big headache for your loved ones down the road.

  • Federal trial vs. federal appeal: what’s the difference and why do you need a lawyer?
    July 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    Are you unclear on the differences between a federal trial and a federal appeal? Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about these two types of hearings and why we recommend hiring a lawyer.

  • Everything you need to know about appointing a power of attorney
    July 27, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    Appointing a power of attorney is an important step to take in the event that you ever become incapacitated and unable to manage your own affairs. There are a few ways in which you can make sure that you appoint the right person.

  • What criminal defense attorneys say to do after bail release
    June 20, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Being released on bail is just the first step in what can be a long, complicated, and stressful legal process. Here’s what a criminal defense attorney recommends after being released on bail.

  • Getting divorced? Work with an estate planning lawyer next.

    June 6, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Unfortunately, the stress of divorce doesn’t end when the papers are signed. After you go through a divorce, meet with an estate planning lawyer in Tampa, Florida, to ensure your wishes are fulfilled after you’re gone.

  • A Tampa trust lawyer’s guide to major trusts
    May 11, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    In this blog post, a Tampa trust lawyer will explore each category of trust as well as the differences you can expect from each of them.

  • A Tampa criminal defense lawyer’s guide to bail
    May 11, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    While bail clearly serves a beneficial purpose, it isn’t a perfect get-out-of-jail card for everyone. Read a Tampa criminal defense lawyer's guide to bail here to learn more about what it is and how it could help you.

  • Tampa FL wills and estate planning attorney: common mistakes
    April 8, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    The process of drafting a valid will and ensuring a smooth asset disbursement process after your death is one with plenty of opportunities for potential mistakes and pitfalls. Families often consult Tampa, FL wills and estate planning attorneys to help avoid these mistakes, but those that don’t may more easily encounter them in situations where they fail to grasp how Florida’s estate planning laws apply to their circumstances.

  • What to tell your Tampa, FL criminal defense attorney
    April 8, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    There are a few critical topics you should cover when you first speak with your Tampa, FL criminal defense attorney. The way the incident occurred from your point of view, any personal connections you have with the victim or co-defendants in the case, and any pieces of evidence you know of or possess are all vital pieces of information for an attorney to use to create the best possible defense strategy for your circumstances.

  • 5 common cases for a Tampa, FL criminal lawyer
    March 18, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    A Tampa, FL criminal lawyer may handle a substantial number of cases over the course of any given year. Certain kinds of cases, though, may crop up more frequently than others.

  • 3 steps to prepare for meeting your Tampa felony attorney
    March 18, 2022 at 4:00 AM

    In this blog post, you’ll read three steps from a Tampa felony attorney to adequately prepare for a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. These steps include making sure you organize and provide your attorney with every piece of evidence relevant to the case, offer your full honest account of the original incident, and ask the right set of questions to make sure the attorney you’re speaking with is a good fit for your needs and circumstances.

  • When is the right time to hire a Tampa estate planning attorney?
    February 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM
    It never hurts to prepare your family’s assets in the event that the unthinkable happens to you or your partner. It’s always better to be safe and ensure that your family is protected in the event of an accident or illness. A Tampa estate planning attorney...
  • A brief history of our criminal law practice in Tampa
    February 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM
    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...
  • 3 expert tips from Tampa criminal lawyer Anthony Candela
    January 21, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    When you've been arrested and your freedom is at risk, expert Tampa criminal lawyer Anthony Candela has 3 important tips for you to remember to protect your legal rights.

  • What facts are included in an initial brief?
    January 21, 2022 at 5:00 AM

    Even if you didn’t get the result you were hoping for during your trial, you may have a chance at changing the outcome through the appeals process. But it all starts with your initial brief.

  • 4 red flags to look for when hiring a criminal lawyer in Tampa, FL
    December 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    When facing a criminal charge, one of the first things to do is hire a competent criminal defense attorney to help you plan your defense and get you out of legal trouble. However, hiring a good criminal defense lawyer is not always an easy feat. Here are four warning signs to be on the lookout for when hiring a criminal lawyer in Tampa, FL.

  • Guide to filing a criminal appeal with a Tampa attorney
    December 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM

    The court has found you guilty of a crime that you’re certain you didn’t commit. Or maybe the court imposed a sentence that you feel is too harsh for the offense committed. At Candela Law Firm, we’re well versed in the criminal appeals process. Anthony Candela is a board-certified criminal appeal attorney in Tampa with experience in handling cases in both state and federal court.

  • Common misconceptions about federal criminal lawyers in Tampa
    November 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    If you’re facing federal charges, you must find the right federal criminal lawyers in Tampa to represent you. As you search for an attorney, you’re probably going to hear or read things about criminal defense lawyers that aren’t flattering. At Candela Law ...
  • 5 questions to ask a defense attorney in Tampa
    November 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    When you need a defense attorney in Tampa, it’s important that you hire the right person for the job. You have a lot riding on your case. Whether it’s potential jail time or even community service, you need to make sure that your representation can provide...
  • How estate planning lawyers in Tampa, FL set up your family's success
    October 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    While it’s not something any of us want to think about, it’s never too early to start preparing your family for life after you’re gone. It’s a fact of life and death that even the unimaginable can happen at any moment and your family could lose you. Make s...
  • What to expect at a consultation with a Tampa criminal lawyer
    October 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    It doesn’t matter what kind of charges you're facing, it can be frustrating trying to find a Tampa criminal lawyer to take your case. What’s more, if you’ve never had to hire a lawyer before, you might not know what to expect. This can make the proces...
  • 4 reasons why you want a board-certified attorney for your criminal charges
    September 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    When you’re hiring an attorney, you want to be confident in their ability to defend you from the criminal charges that you’re facing. Whether this is somebody experienced, generally knowledgeable about criminal justice, or well-respected among their peers,...
  • Tips for looking for the best defense attorney in Tampa
    September 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    If you’ve been accused of and charged with a crime, you don’t want to make sure you’re working with the best defense attorney in Tampa who can put together a defense for you. While many attorneys in the area can help fight your case, you need somebody who ...
  • Should You Hire an Attorney or Use a Public Defender?
    August 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Although experienced Tampa criminal defense lawyer Anthony Candela operates as a private attorney, he knows from years of legal practice that there are pros and cons to either hiring a lawyer or allowing a public defender to represent you; this blog has previously covered what to look for in a great defense attorney. This post will further lay out the pros and cons between these two types of attorneys so that you can make the most informed decision possible based on your circumstances.

  • Supporting and Protecting a Spouse Accused of a Crime
    August 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    If your spouse is accused of a crime, the effects can be earth-shattering for you and your family. Suddenly, the future can seem very uncertain for both of you, and you may even feel concerned about being implicated in the crime yourself. Many aspects of your lives are suddenly at risk, placing both you and your spouse in a very stressful situation.

  • The Difference Between Wills and Living Wills in Tampa
    July 20, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    Wills and living wills in Tampa are legal documents that help with asserting your desires. Our experts at Candela Law Firm, PA will walk you through the differences between them.

  • Do I Need a Will? Tampa, Florida Estate Planning Attorney Explains
    July 20, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    As a Tampa, Florida estate planning attorney, we’d like to shed light on how a will ensures your wishes and loved ones’ welfare.

  • A federal defense attorney in Tampa, FL’s guide to arrest
    June 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    If you’ve been arrested and things feel tentative and uncertain, understand that with a good federal defense attorney in Tampa, FL, you’re actively preserving your future. However, it’s imperative you realize the gravity of this situation and how it will unfold. Luckily, with Candela Law Firm, the courtroom is my natural habitat. With over 2 decades of experience as a defense lawyer in over 100 jury trials, my track record speaks for itself. I’ve been board certified three times, which is something less than 1% of attorneys achieve once.

    Here’s what to expect after being arrested.

  • What Tampa, FL criminal defense attorneys look for in a case
    June 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    If you’re facing criminal charges, failing to find the premier Tampa, FL criminal defense attorney undermines your future. You don’t need us to tell you the implications of a criminal record. Luckily, you came to the right place. With Candela Law Firm, you’re getting over 20 years of legal experience and an attorney who’s been board-certified three times. I empower you to conquer the courtroom.

    Here’s what lawyers look for in your case.

  • What to expect from your criminal defense attorney when you're charged with theft in Tampa
    May 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    Theft is a far-reaching and broad charge. The act itself is defined as taking another person’s property without the intent of returning it. This can include a great many things from stealing something from your neighbor to complex, white-collar crimes like...
  • Do I need an estate planning attorney to plan my will in Tampa?
    May 17, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    It’s said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is never more true than it is with your last will and testament. You need to plan ahead so you don’t fail your family after you pass away. However, it can be confusing to put together your will to ...
  • Handling arrested family with criminal attorneys in Tampa
    April 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    An arrest has far-reaching implications on a person’s network. Everyone’s affected. This is why finding the best criminal attorneys in Tampa is essential when dealing with an arrested family member. At Candela Law Firm, we’re in the literal top 1% of firms in the Tampa area. Our credentials, track record, and experience speak for themselves.

  • What to look for in a great defense lawyer in Tampa, FL
    April 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    Success in the courtroom often boils down to finding the right defense lawyer in Tampa, FL. However, that’s easier said than done. It takes careful consideration. At Candela Law Firm, we transcend competition. Our Board Certification of Criminal Trial puts us in the literal top 1% of all firms in Tampa.

    With a proven track record and passion for criminal defense, we’re who you want on the frontline defending your freedom.

  • Tampa Federal Defense Attorney Tips for Loved Ones
    March 11, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    Facing criminal allegations doesn’t just affect the person who’s been charged with a crime. If you have someone in your life you’re close to who is dealing with legal matters, then you understand that it also takes its toll on that person’s friends and family members.

  • Why You Need a Board-Certified Trial Attorney in Florida
    March 10, 2021 at 5:00 AM

    Being criminally charged for your actions is a stressful experience. The result of the case can have lifelong ramifications, and your freedom can be threatened depending on the severity of the allegations levied against you. That’s why it’s so essential to hire the best legal representation you can to argue the case on your behalf.

  • Why choose Candela Law Firm, P.A.?
    February 10, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    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...
  • What to look for in a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, Florida
    February 10, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    Finding a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, Florida can be a cumbersome process. If you’ve never hired an attorney before, there might be a number of important aspects that you haven’t thought about. At Candela Law Firm, we want to help you make the best d...
  • How advance directives work in Tampa
    January 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    Who makes medical decisions on your behalf if you're incapacitated? Learn how advance directives in Tampa work, and why they're so important.

  • Criminal appeal lawyer in Tampa explains: What to know about the criminal appeals process
    January 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    Are you facing an unfair criminal conviction? A leading criminal appeal lawyer in Tampa explains what to expect from the appeals process.

  • How to set up wills and trusts in Tampa, FL
    December 10, 2020 at 7:00 AM
    Most people don’t want to think about what will happen after death. However, there gets to be a point where it’s important to make sure that your family and your assets are taken care of after you pass away. Candela Law Firm can help you set up wills and t...
  • Do I need an estate planning attorney in Tampa?
    December 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM
    Planning for the future can be overwhelming. While it’s a necessary step, there can be much more involved with planning than simply allocating assets and creating a will. At Candela Law Firm, we can help as your estate planning attorney in Tampa.What does ...
  • Reasons Why You Should File Post-Conviction Criminal Appeals in Tampa
    November 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Understand your rights as it pertains to post-conviction appeals. Hire a post-conviction appeal lawyer today to help file an appeal for you or a loved one.

  • 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Defense Attorney in Tampa, FL
    November 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    If you’re in trouble with the law and need a defense attorney in Tampa, FL, not just any attorney will be able to effectively work your case.

  • Why Use a Boutique Tampa, FL, Law Firm?
    October 21, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    Candela Law Firm is Tampa, Florida’s, preferred boutique law firm, helping residents get the sound, experienced legal representation they need to ensure they receive a fair trial.

  • What Does a Power of Attorney in Tampa Do?
    October 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    Understanding the ins and outs of a power of attorney is essential to ensuring you have the information you need to make an informed decision if and when the time comes.

  • Checklist: Find the Right Criminal Law Attorney in Tampa
    September 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    electing the right criminal law attorney in Tampa is an important decision in ensuring you receive appropriate, sound representation in your trial. Here's what you need to know.

  • Why You Need a Federal Criminal Appeals Lawyer in Tampa
    September 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    To increase your chances of the appellate court reaching a different decision, you need the help of an experienced federal criminal appeals lawyer in Tampa.

  • What you need to know about estate planning in the digital age
    August 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Technology has redefined the way we live and work. As a result, it’s becoming important to plan for digital assets when creating your estate plan. Here’s what you need to consider when estate planning in the digital age:

  • How a criminal defense lawyer in Tampa can help you
    August 14, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    If you’re a Tampa resident and you’ve been charged with a crime, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. This article explores the many ways a criminal defense attorney can help.

  • Fact or fiction? Dispelling the top 4 myths about post conviction criminal appeals in Tampa
    July 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Candela Law Firm frequently handles post conviction criminal appeals in Tampa for those who are seeking a better resolution of their case. To help you learn more, we’re sharing some of the most common myths and misconceptions about this legal process.

  • Considering a living will in Tampa? Here are the top 5 facts you might not know
    July 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    At Candela Law Firm, we find that clients seeking living wills in Tampa often feel peace of mind after the process is finalized. If you’re thinking about setting up a living will, here are some little-known facts to help you take the next step.

  • Tampa, FL, law firm shares why estate planning matters for everyone
    June 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Although it's a difficult topic to confront, arranging your end-of-life planning will be immensely helpful to your family when you pass. We’ve outlined the top 4 reasons why estate planning is so important, no matter your age.

  • What’s the difference between wills and trusts? A Tampa, FL, law firm explains
    June 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    In this article, we’re exploring the main differences between wills and trusts, their benefits, and why you might consider them.

  • The Benefits of Relying on Anthony Candela’s Criminal Law Experience
    June 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    With 20 years of experience and dedication to helping clients navigate the complex legal system, Anthony Candela is well qualified to ensure you, too, receive a fair trial and have expert representation on your side.

  • Common Questions for Your Criminal Law Firm in Tampa, Florida
    June 12, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    When you are accused of a crime, you need the most-qualified criminal law firm in Tampa, Florida, available to ensure you are given a fair trial that your rights are protected. Candela Law Firm, P.A. promises both, whether you are facing a state or federal trial.

  • Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer Candela Law Firm
    June 4, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    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:

  • Introducing Candela Law Firm: Your Criminal Law Attorneys in Tampa, FL
    June 4, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Candela Law Firm is managed by Florida Bar certified criminal defense attorney, Anthony Candela. Early into his legal studies at Duquesne University School of Law, our lead attorney realized that he had a passion for criminal law. After becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Anthony joined the public defender's office in Tampa.

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