Backed by 15 Years' Experience as a Former State Prosecutor Specialized in Criminal Defense

About The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

A Premier Criminal Defense Firm in St. Petersburg, Florida

Attorneys are hired for one purpose: to get results. Results don't just happen. It takes experience, endless preparation, and knowing who makes the decisions and on what criteria.

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger has a proven record of results. Our St. Petersburg law firm has defended hundreds of clients in Pinellas County on the full spectrum of criminal charges, from DUI and domestic violence to sex offenses, drug crimes and murders.

Contact us to get started on your case - free consultation.

Former Prosecutor On Your Side

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger was established in 2005 after Tim Hessinger left the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, where he served as a prosecutor for 15 years. During his tenure, Tim was a member of an elite unit that prosecuted major crimes. He handled some of the most highly publicized cases in the Tampa Bay Area. During the last eight years of Tim's career as a prosecutor he was solely responsible for prosecuting all of the child murder cases in Pinellas County, along with other high-profile cases that garnered major media attention. Tim developed a reputation as a tough but fair lawyer who zealously prosecuted each of his cases.

Since leaving the State Attorneys Office in February of 2005, Tim has drawn on those experiences as a prosecutor to successfully defend hundreds of criminal cases. He has continued to handle some of the most publicized cases in the area, achieving superior results for his clients. Tim has established an excellent reputation with judges, prosecutors and other criminal defense attorneys while practicing law in the St. Petersburg Area. He is known for his meticulous preparation, courtroom tenacity, and outstanding results. Due to this work, in 2016, he earned a Superb AV Preeminent® Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the industry's most exclusive distinctions.

Experienced Defense in St. Petersburg

Clients benefit from Tim's 15 years of service as a state prosecutor and his 29 years of total legal experience, all the in St. Petersburg Area. We explore all available options available through the Florida justice system to consistently achieve favorable solutions for clients. The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger has also carefully selected other experts and professionals to enhance the team. The very best investigators, forensic accountants, accident re-constructionists, forensic pathologists, chemists, neuropsychologists, treating psychologists, forensic lab evaluators, drug treatment providers and many others experts are available to assist on any case.

Our team provides free case evaluations and consultations. Contact us today to preserve your freedom and your rights.

Proven Record of Results

Award-Winning Experience on Your Side
  • DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
  • Not Guilty after Jury Trial Possession of Undersize Stone Crab Claws
  • Reduced to Felony Battery, dismissed, sealed. Aggravated Battery
  • All charges dropped. Loitering and Prowling
  • All charges dropped. Battery Domestic
  • All charges dropped. Battery on Spouse
  • Charge dismissed / diversion / Sealed Grand Theft
  • Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving. DUI
  • All charges dropped and expunged. GAG Grouper Out of Season
  • All charges dropped. Grand Theft

Our Clients Share Their Experience

Your Story Matters & We're Here to Help You
  • “I have referred clients to him over the years with the confidence”

    Legal Professional

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

    Diane C.

  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

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

    Legal Professional

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

    Former Client

  • “Dedicated and Responsive”

    Former Client

  • “Overall rating 5 STARs-Excellent!!!!”


  • “Tim is well respected within the legal community.”

    Legal Professional

  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

    Brittany R.

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

    Lloyd Law, Jr.

  • “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.”


  • “Far surpassed my expectations”


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


  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

    Former Client

  • “Tim is one of the best prosecutors & one of the best trial attorneys I have ever worked with.”

    Legal Professional

Benefits of Choosing Tim Hessinger for Your Case

Why Clients Are Choosing Us
  1. Confidential, complimentary initial consultations
  2. Accepting calls and cases 24 hours a day
  3. Exclusively devoted to criminal defense
  4. Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals
  5. 15 years of experience in the State Attorney's office
  6. Named Prosecutor of the Year in 2004
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