Anthony Candela
Board Certified Criminal Trial
Certified 2008, re-certified 2013, re-certified 2018 
10312 Bloomingdale Ave
Ste 108-170
Riverview FL 33578
Physical (for office appointments):
402 E 7th Ave
Tampa FL 33602
Tel. 813-417-3645
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Professional info​

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

Work experience

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

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Juris Doctorate, May 2000

King's College

(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


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

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