Case Results: The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger


Client: Student

Notice to Appear: Keeping of Certain Animals Prohibited

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped


Client: Painter

Cited for: Felony Leave Scene of Accident Without Rendering

Aid Death / Injury

Driving While License Suspended / Revoked Habitual

No Motor Vehicle Registration

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: All Cases Dropped


Client: Construction Worker

Arrested for: Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Reduced to Disorderly Conduct


Client: IT Security Specialist

Arrested for: Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped


Client: Machinist

Arrested for:

  • Non Arrest Capital Sexual Battery or Lewd and Lascivious

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: No charges filed


Client: General Manager Grocery Store

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: Teacher

Arrested for:

  • 2 Charges Transmissions of Material Harmful to a Minor

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Cases dropped by State Attorney


Client: Assistant Dean

Arrested for:

  • Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement Officer - Felony

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Reduced to Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle - Misdemeanor


Client: Parts Department Worker

Arrested for:

  • Lewd or Lascivious Battery
  • Traveling to Meet a Minor

Location: Pasco

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: Shipping Supervisor

Arrested for:

  • DUI and Drive Thru Within Safety Zone

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: DUI dropped by State Attorney; Drive Thru Within Safety Zone – Adjudication Withheld


Client: Installer for Paving Company

Arrested for:

  • DUI and Open Container

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: All charges dropped by State Attorney


Client: Teacher

Arrested for:

  • Battery on Law Enforcement Officer
  • Neglect of a Child
  • Resisting an Officer without Violence

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: All charges dropped by State Attorney


Client: Retired Detective with Sheriffs Office

Arrested for:

  • Count I Burglary of Conveyance with Assault or Battery
  • Count 2 Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Count 1 Dismissed Burglary of Conveyance w Assault or Battery Count 2 Diversion Battery


Client: Corporate Assistant Vice President

Arrested for:

  • Fleeing and Eluding and DUI (Prior out of state DUI arrest with diversion)

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Fleeing and Eluding reduced to Misdemeanor Obstructing or Opposing and first time DUI sanctions


Client: Owner Tree Service

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Violence Injunction

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Dismissed by Court


Client: Pharmacist

Arrested for:

  • Felony Criminal Mischief and Violation of an Injunction for Protection

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Criminal Mischief Dismissed after diversion. Violation of Injunction Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Army Sergeant

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Violence Injunction by Daughter

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Dismissal After Hearing


Client: Business Owner - CEO

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge reduced to Disorderly Conduct Adjudication Withheld


Client: Retired Couple (both charged and resolved the same)

Arrested for:

  • Resisting Arrest Without Violence
  • Trespass Structure Conveyance After Warning

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Cases Dropped by State Attorney and Expunged


Client: Retired FedEx Manager

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney and Expunged


Client: Foreign Student

Arrested for:

  • Resisting Arrest Without Violence
  • Disorderly Intoxication

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Cases Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Sales Supervisor

Arrested for:

  • DUI
  • Resisting Officer With Violence

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving Resisting Officer With Violence charge dropped by State Attorney


Client: Employee at Rail and Fence Company

Arrested for:

  • Loitering and Prowling

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Finance Manager

Arrested for:

  • Battery Domestic

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Retired

Arrested for:

  • Grand Theft

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge dismissed / diversion / Sealed


Client: Juvenile

Arrested for:

  • Lewd and Lascivious Molestation

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Intensive Delinquency Diversion, Case Closed and Expunged


Client: Businessmen (Two Tourists both charged and cases resolved the same)

Arrested for:

  • GAG Grouper Out of Season

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Cases Dropped by State Attorney and Expunged


Client: Self Employed

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Related False Imprisonment

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Retired

Arrested for:

  • Petit Theft

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge dismissed /diversion / Sealed


Client: Kennel Assistant

Arrested for:

  • Battery - Simple

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Steel Worker

Arrested for:

  • Disorderly Intoxication / Failure to Appear

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Budget Analyst

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Licensed Practical Nurse

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney and Expunged


Client: Nigerian Citizen

Arrested for:

  • Petit Theft

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge Dismissed / diversion / Sealed


Client: Lineman Electric Company

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dismissed by State Attorney


Client: Salesman for Tile Company

Arrested for:

  • Battery Upon Spouse

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Customer Service Representative

Arrested for:

  • Child Abuse

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Woodworker

Arrested for:

  • Manufacture of Marijuana

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge Dismissed / diversion


Client: Self Employed

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Superintendent of Construction Company

Arrested for:

  • Battery on a Person 65 years or Older

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge reduced to Misdemeanor Battery


Client: Army

Arrested for:

  • Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Homemaker

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Child Abuse

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Restaurant Workers (Two Co-Workers both charged and cases resolved the same)

Arrested for:

  • Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Both Cases Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Business Owner

Arrested for:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine Felony
  • Reckless Driving

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge reduced to Possession of Paraphernalia misdemeanor. 12 months probation. Reckless Driving – one day time served


Client: Juvenile

Arrested for:

  • Burglary / Occupied Dwelling

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Juvenile Arbitration Diversion – Case Closed


Client: Student

Arrested for:

  • 9 Counts Possession of Child Pornography (possessed thousands of photos and videos)

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charges reduced to two counts Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child – 10 years probation with Sex Offender Conditions. Adjudication Withheld


Client: Registered Nurse

Arrested for:

  • Reckless Driving

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Dismissed


Client: Child Care Worker

Arrested for:

  • Non Arrest Burglary / Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: No charges filed by State Attorney


Client: University Employee

Arrested for:

  • Violation of Probation (on probation for two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident). Violation of probation for new charge of Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Withhold of adjudication and two years probation on the Aggravated Assault. Probation terminated on the Leaving the Scene of an Accident charges.


Client: Retired

Arrested for:

  • Cultivation of Marijuana
  • Felony Possession of Marijuana
  • Non Arrest Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Non Arrest Possession of Marijuana

Location: Hernando and Pinellas

Outcome: Adjudication withheld 18 months probation.


Client: Retired Nurse

Arrested for:

  • Battery Strike or Touch

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: USF Student

Arrested for:

  • DUI
  • Unlawful Speed

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving. Unlawful Speed merged and dismissed.


Client: Out of State

Arrested for:

  • Had Outstanding Warrant from 2002 Worthless Check Felony. Did not pay restitution. Absconded from Supervision

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Paid outstanding monetary obligations. Probation terminated. Warrant withdrawn


Client: Student attending Nursing School

Arrested for:

  • DUI: Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: DUI reduced to Careless Driving. Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devise Merged and Dismissed


Client: Teacher

Arrested for:

  • Retail Theft

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: Juvenile

Arrested for:

  • Burglary

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charged reduced to Trespass, court supervised probation, adjudication withheld


Client: St. Petersburg High School Senior

Arrested for:

  • 2 Counts Battery – Simple; Obstructing or Resisting an Officer Without Violence

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: Unemployed

Arrested for:

  • 5 Counts Possession of Child Pornography

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Reduced to 3 Counts Possession of Child Pornography. 5 years sex offender Probation – Adjudication withheld


Client: Biological Assistant

Arrested for:

  • Fleeing and Eluding
  • Ran Stop Sign
  • Expired Tag
  • Violation of DUI probation

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: New cases dropped by State Attorney. Violation of probation - dismissed


Client: Coast Guard

Arrested for:

  • Criminal Mischief

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case dropped by State Attorney


Client: Tree Climber

Arrested for:

  • Felony Possession of Marijuana

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: State dropped charges


Client: Corporation Owner

Arrested for:

  • Grand Theft (investor contribution $750,000)

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Business Owner

Arrested for:

  • DUI (refusal)

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: 17 year old

Arrested for:

  • Armed Robbery with a Firearm

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Reduced to Accessory After the Fact


Client: Property Investor

Arrested for:

  • Grand Theft

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Elected City Official

Arrested for:

  • Investigated for Election Law Violation

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: No Charges Filed


Client: Retiree

Arrested for:

  • DUI

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving. Probation and Driving test. No DUI sanctions imposed. Adjudication Withheld


Client: Physician

Arrested for:

  • Battery on Spouse

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Firefighter

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Reduced to Felony Battery. Dismissed / diversion / Sealed


Client: Commercial Fisherman

Arrested for:

  • Possession of Undersize Stone Crab Claws

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Not Guilty after Jury Trial


Client: Former Marine

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge reduced to Discharging a Firearm in Public and individual found Not Guilty after Jury Trial


Client: Commercial Fisherman

Arrested for:

  • Felony Child Abuse (Spanking his child)

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Nurse

Arrested for:

  • Attempting to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Foreign Student

Arrested for:

  • DUI

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Found Not Guilty after Trial


Client: Spouse of City Counsel Member

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Assault With Motor Vehicle

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case Dropped by State Attorney


Client: Student

Arrested for:

  • Lewd and Lascivious Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charged with Child Abuse and Reduced to Misdemeanor Battery


Client: Law Student

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Battery

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Reduced to Misdemeanor Battery. Adjudication Withheld


Client: Social Worker

Arrested for:

  • DUI

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case was Dismissed by State Attorney


Client: Commercial Airline Pilot

Arrested for:

  • DUI

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Case was Dismissed by State Attorney


Client: Business Owner

Arrested for:

  • Investigated for theft of Three Million Dollars

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: No charges filed


Client: Student

Arrested for:

  • Aggravated Battery With Firearm (10 – 20 – Life)
  • Felony Possession of Marijuana

Location: Pinellas

Outcome: Charge reduced to Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Firearm by Minor. Adjudication Withheld – 3 years probation.


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