Anthony T. DelNero is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in both State and Federal court across the State of North Carolina. The majority of Mr. DelNero’s experience is as a former prosecutor with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, which comes in extremely handy in representing his clients against the State of North Carolina. His inside knowledge and insight into the process the State goes through in examining and proceeding on its cases has been a major asset to his clients and his criminal defense practice.
Mr. DelNero began his time with the District Attorney’s office on the Misdemeanor team where he handled everything from traffic citations and small amounts of marijuana charges up to the most serious of misdemeanors including assault on a female, sexual battery, and DWI charges. During that time, he tried a countless number of misdemeanor cases, including hundreds of DWI’s. He then moved up to the misdemeanor appeals team where he gained valuable trial experience in front of a jury as well as handled all of the felony probation violations for the office. After the appeals team, Mr. DelNero was promoted to the felony drug team. There he handled all types of drug cases ranging from a small amount of any type of drug up to major drug trafficking cases.
Originally from upstate New York, Anthony was born in a small town called Endicott. He attended the University of Albany for his undergraduate degree. During his time there, he received a federal internship at the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York where he drafted and published the opinions of the court. Upon graduation, he was accepted into Albany Law School under a Founder’s Scholarship where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2014. During his time at Albany Law School, Anthony interned for the Albany County District Attorney’s office for two years. He also worked with Prisoner’s Legal Services of New York where he reviewed cases from inmates who adamant they were innocent of the charges they had been previously convicted of.
Anthony moved to Charlotte in early 2015 to escape the harsh upstate New York winters in search of warmer weather. He left the prosecutor’s office due to a desire to help people. He understands that no matter what crime a client is accused of committing, all crimes are serious matters to those who are charged with them and to their families and will treat each charge as such. Mr. DelNero will do everything within his power to gain a dismissal, reduction of, or an acquittal of the charges, if at all possible.