all types of criminal defense and appeals

wills, estates, child protection plans


For your convenience, based on experience, and reasonably priced, I handle estate planning meaning that I plan and draft wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents, including, powers of attorney, living wills, healthcare surrogates, and specific plans geared towards protecting your children in the event that the unthinkable occurs.

This is in addtion to the criminal litigtion I handle.

About me

My name is Anthony Candela and I manage a boutique law firm in Tampa, Florida specializing in criminal defense and appeals (both state and federal). My other passion is helping families plan for their future with sound and reasonable estate planning, which includes drafting wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, and other estate planning documents, including, plans to protection your children in the event that the unthinkable occurrs.


I have the background and experience to handle serious felony offenses like murder or a traffic homicide, sexual offenses (like lewd or lascivious), child abuse, and narcotics trafficking. I am skilled in white collar crimes like theft schemes, insurance fraud, RICO, and embezzlement. I am proficient in handling bond motions (i.e., getting people out of jail pending trial), various evidentiary issues (like suppressing evidence), jury trials, as well as VOPs (violations of probation). My firm's small size allows for a more personal experience for my clients. I have has personally tried over 100 jury trials (as a defense attorney, never as a prosecutor) and handled several dozen criminal appeals. I am also a three-time Board Certified trial attorney in Criminal Trial by the Florida Bar (2008-2023). Board certified attorneys, like me, are considered experts in the field. I will provide you with the best defense for your case and will ensure that you and your rights are protected. 


Call today for a consultation at

(813) 417-3645 or email me at


"...fighting for your liberty and justice..."

Immediately available for:


criminal defense (trials) and appeals for both state and federal


legal strategist


post-conviction matters in state and federal court

wills, trusts, estate planning, child protection plans





Tel.  813-417-3645

Fax. 813-330-2400


Mailing Address:

10312 Bloomingdale Ave, Ste 108-170

Riverview FL 33578

Physical Office:

402 E. 7th Ave

Tampa, FL 33602




Unless a "true emergency," all calls/emails generally answered within 3 business days (if not sooner).


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State & federal


I am qualified to handle all types of state criminal trials, including all major crimes (homicides and sex offenses). I am also qualified to handle federal trials. 

state & federal appeals

I am qualified to handle all types of state and federal criminal appeals. Including, post-conviction matters in both state and federal court.

legal consulting

FOR ATTORNEYS: I am frequently contacted to consult and offer strategy advice on criminal matters throughout the State of Florida and in the Middle District of Florida from arrest through appeal.


I am qualified to assist you in your estate planning, including, wills, trusts, living wills, end-of-life documents, and child protection plans.

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