Florida Bar - Admitted and member in good standing since 14 September 2000
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida - Admitted, 21 September 2001
United States Circuit Court - Eleventh Circuit- Admitted, 4 May 2017
Board Certified Criminal Trial by The Florida Bar - August 2008, re-certified August 2013 and August 2018
Candela Law Firm, P.A. - 2014-present
Law Offices of Glenn G. Gomer (Liberty Mutual Ins. / SIU Fraud invest/defense) - 2010-2014
Assistant Public Defender (Tampa) - 2009-2010
Anthony M. Candela, P.A. - 2008-2009
Candela & Richardson, P.A. - 2007-2008
Assistant Public Defender (Tampa) Major Crimes - 2000-2007
Duquesne University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, May 2000
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) -
Bachelor of Arts Degree, May 1996
(State & Federal)
All types of homicide, including, premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter.
All types of traffic fatalities, including, DUI/BUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash with death/serious bodily injury, driving with a suspended license.
All types of sexual offenses, including, capital sexual battery, sexual battery, lewd or lascivious, unlawful sexual activity with a child, child pornography, and sex offender/predator registration.
Child abuse, aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault, battery, domestic violence battery, aggravated battery, weapons and firearm charges, including, 10-20-Life and “stand your ground” issues.
Trafficking, armed trafficking, dealing in controlled substances, possession with intent to sell or deliver, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia.
Robbery, armed robbery, burglary, armed burglary, petit and grand theft, scheming to defraud, insurance fraud, uttering a forged instrument, failure to redeliver leased property, worthless checks.
All types of juvenile criminal matters.
Bond motions and pretrial release
POST CONVICTION MOTIONS
Rule 3.800 illegal sentence
Rule 3.850 ineffective assistance of counsel
Direct criminal appeals, extraordinary remedies, including writs of habeas corpus, prohibition, certiorari, and mandamus.
Appellate bonds for release during an appeal