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Criminal Defense Specialiast Former 15 Year State Prosecutor

Learn how attorney Hessinger's proactive, early-involvement approach and experience can strengthen your defense.

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

St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Pinellas and Hillsborough County: The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

Welcome to The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, a criminal defense firm in St. Petersburg, Florida. My law firm is dedicated to helping my clients resolve their criminal charges with the best possible results. I’m dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized legal services to individuals charged with criminal offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, and the surrounding areas. No matter the charges you face, you can be confident that I will aggressively protect your rights and tirelessly fight for you.

Many of my 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. I employ a combination of well thought-out strategy and hard-hitting defense to zealously guide my clients through the complicated criminal justice system.

Contact us for your free consultation.

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. This pre-filing approach gives my clients the opportunity to impact the state attorney’s filing decision and, in many cases, avoids charges being filed.

I explore all your options for a successful solution to your case, with an emphasis on alternatives to prison and a criminal record.

Awards & Accolades

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • America's Most Honored
  • Client Distinction
  • Prosecutor of the Year - State Attorney's Office
  • AVVO
  • Pinellas County Award

    Benefits of Choosing Tim Hessinger For Your Case

    Hiring the Right Attorney Matters

    I am 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, I was in the Major Crime division and prosecuted many child murders, serial rapists, and other crimes that garnered major media attention.

    I developed a reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor who zealously prosecuted each of my cases.

    Why Our Pinellas County DUI Attorney Stands Apart

    I left the state attorney’s office in February of 2005 and have used my many years of experience as a prosecutor to defend thousands of criminal charges—handling some of the most publicized cases in the community from the other side of the aisle.

    I have tried over 140 jury trials and, in 2016, received a Superb AV Preeminent® Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the industry’s most prestigious distinctions.

    Why Clients Are Choosing Us

    • 15 years experience in the State Attorney's office
    • Confidential, complimentary initial consultations
    • Accepting calls and cases 24 hours a day
    • Exclusively devoted to criminal defense
    • Tried Over 140 Jury Trials
    • Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals

    Our Clients Share Their Experience

    Your Story Matters & We're Here to Help
      "He helped our entire family feel secure"
      Mr Hessinger acted in a professional and competent manor. I felt very secure with him handling my case.
      - Former Client
      "He was professional, patient, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and compassionate."
      His level of expertise in his field was was above anything I could have imagined.
      - Diane C.
      "Tim is well respected within the legal community."
      It is evident that Tim is well respected within the legal community by the prosecution and the judiciary.
      - Legal Professional
      "We are so grateful beyond words as to hiring such a dedicated attorney who always had our back."
      Tim was always available either by text, call, and email; he always promptly answered our questions as to anything pertaining to our case.
      - Vivianna
      "I was in the most capable hands!"
      From my initial interview to the successful conclusion of my case, 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.
      - Dave
    Specialized in Criminal Defense

    I specialize in all types of state criminal charges and pair years of real-world experience with an up-to-date understanding of local laws. 

    My firm can handle even the most complex criminal cases, including:

    In addition to comprehensive and tailored legal guidance, I can provide you with valuable insight as to your rights, legal fees, and available resources. When working with my firm, you can rest easier knowing that I will zealously advocate for your rights and best interests.

    Call my office at (888) 863-7415 today for more information about how I can help!

    Contact a St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

    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, Clearwater and Tampa and in the surrounding communities of Pinellas and  Hillsborough counties.

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