About me

I am Anthony Candela and I run a boutique law firm specializing in criminal defense and appeals (both state and federal), but I also handle from time to time some limited civil matters. 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 info@candelalawfirm.com


"...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






You can contact the office at 813-417-3645. An attorney is usually

available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.





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.


FOR ATTORNEYS: Contact me to second chair your criminal trial.

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