St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Pinellas County: The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

Welcome to The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, a criminal defense firm with offices in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients resolve their criminal charges with the best possible results. We are dedicated to providing high quality, personalized legal services to individuals charged with criminal offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Pinellas County. No matter the charges you face, you can be confident that our team will aggressively protect your rights and tirelessly fight for you.

Many of our clients have never been exposed to the criminal justice system and are looking for aggressive, result-oriented representation that can provide solutions in criminal matters. Our Florida criminal defense attorney employs a combination of well thought-out strategy and hard-hitting defense to zealously guide our clients through the complicated criminal justice system.

Contact us for your free consultation.

Benefits of Choosing Tim Hessinger for Your Case

Why Clients Are Choosing Us

St. Petersburg Criminal Defense LawyerAttorney Tim Hessinger is a former 15-year state prosecutor who has handled some of the most highly publicized cases in Tampa Bay. While at the state attorney's office, Tim was in the Major Crime division and prosecuted many child murders, serial rapists, and other crimes that garnered major media attention.

Tim developed a reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor who zealously prosecuted each of his cases.

Why Our Pinellas County DUI Attorney Stands Apart

Tim left the state attorney's office in February of 2005 and has used his many years of experience as a prosecutor to defend hundreds of criminal cases. Since 2005, Tim has continued to handle some of the most publicized cases in the community from the other side of the aisle.

Tim has tried over 130 jury trials and, in 2016, received a Superb AV Preeminent® Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the industry's most prestigious distinctions.

  • Confidential, complimentary initial consultations
  • Accepting calls and cases 24 hours a day
  • Exclusively devoted to criminal defense
  • Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals
  • 15 years of experience in the State Attorney's office
  • Named Prosecutor of the Year in 2004

Your choice in legal counsel matters. Make the decision to work with The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger today!

Proven Record of Results

Award-Winning Experience on Your Side
  • All charges dropped. 2 Counts Battery
  • Reduced to 3 Counts. Wh/Adj 3 years probation. 5 Counts Possession of Child Pornography
  • Reduced to 2 counts. Wh/Adj and probation. 9 Counts - Possession of Child Pornography.
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • All charges Dropped. Aggravated Assault With Motor Vehicle
  • Reduced to Felony Battery, dismissed, sealed. Aggravated Battery
  • Reduced to Misd. Battery. Adjudication Withheld. Aggravated Battery
  • Case Dropped Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon)
  • All charges dropped. Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Case Dropped Aggravated Child Abuse

Our Early Involvement Can Make a Big Difference

There is a window of opportunity between an arrest and the filing of formal charges. In most criminal cases the best opportunity to have charges dropped or reduced is after the arrest and prior to the state attorney filing formal charges.

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger consistently attacks criminal cases before the state attorney files formal charges. Our pre-filing attack gives our clients the opportunity to impact the state attorney's filing decision and, in some cases, avoid a life-long criminal record. We explore all your options for a successful solution to your case, with an emphasis on alternatives to prison and a criminal record.

Time is Critical When Facing a Criminal Charge

Our Clients Share Their Experience

Your Story Matters & We're Here to Help You
  • “Far surpassed my expectations”


  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

    Former Client

  • “We are so grateful beyond words as to hiring such a dedicated attorney who always had our back.”


  • “Tim Hessinger has an impeccable back ground in law with years of experience and it was demonstrated many times during the case in which he represented me.”


  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

    Brittany R.

  • “I could have not made a better investment on my future and that of my family.”

    Former Client

  • “He was professional, patient, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and compassionate.”

    Diane C.

  • “I was very satisfied with his services and he was the best attorney that I have had the experience working with.”

    Lloyd Law, Jr.

  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

  • “All charges being dropped”


  • “He met every single goal that we had set.”

    Former Client

  • “I have referred clients to him over the years with the confidence”

    Legal Professional

  • “Brilliant and fearless advocate”

    Legal Professional

  • “Mr. Hessinger was extremely thorough, thoughtful and most of all gave me a sense of security knowing that I was in the most capable of hands.”


  • “One of the finest defense attorneys in the Tampa Bay”

    Legal Professional

Specialized in Criminal Defense

The legal team at our firm handles a variety of criminal charges. Drug charges like drug trafficking could result in time in jail or prison time. Sex crimes include sex offenses / rape and child abuse / child sex crimes. These are serious because, if convicted, you will have to permanently register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Violent crimes like domestic violence, battery / assault, murder and manslaughter, and weapon / firearm offenses could be charged as a felony, depending on the severity or the circumstances. If you were accused of a theft offense (burglary / robbery or white collar crimes), we will do everything in our power to get your charges dropped. If you are facing fishing violation charges, we can fight them!

Did you hear the words, "You have the right to remain silent..." during your arrest. If these words were not spoken to you, the police may have violated your rights. This issue is called a Miranda rights violation. What are Miranda rights? We can help you understand them and protect them.

Our firm can also provide you with valuable insight and information as to your rights, legal fees, our pledge to our clients, solutions we provide our clients, resources and drug offenses information center. Despite how intimidating your charges may appear, it is absolutely essential to consult with a member of our firm now. If you are considering the options and benefits of why you should hire an attorney, look no further. When working with our firm, you can rest more easily knowing that your rights will always be protected and your best interests advocated zealously.

Call our office at (888) 863-7415 today for more information about how we can help you!

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Contact a St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer today!

Contact our St. Petersburg criminal law attorney immediately for a free initial consultation about your DUI, drug crime, sex crime, murder, burglary, white-collar crime, juvenile crime, or other criminal charges. You can call 24 hours a day at (888) 863-7415 , or you can reach us by e-mail. Contact a St. Petersburg criminal attorney from our firm as soon as possible and request your initial consultation!

We take cases in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and in the surrounding communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Pasco counties.