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

Expunging And Sealing Records

The laws of Florida allow for the expunging and/or sealing of some criminal records. To expunge a criminal record means to clear or purge the incident from all public records. It is as though the incident never happened. If successful in expunging or sealing your records, a potential employer or educational facility will not have access to arrest and offense information. This will allow you to respond to criminal history questions, with few exceptions, as though "the arrest and charge never happened."

Most arrests that result in a court dismissal, state dismissal (no information) or a plea were adjudication was withheld may be eligible for sealing or expunging. The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger will apply to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement "FDLE" for eligibility and file the necessary motions with the court.

While most criminal charges can be expunged, there are several criminal offenses strictly prohibited from being sealed. These offenses include:

  • Lewd or lascivious act on a person under 18
  • Scheme to Defraud
  • Offenses by public officials or employees
  • Computer pornography
  • Trafficking in controlled substances
  • Arson
  • Aggravated assault, battery, robbery
  • DUI
  • Sexual Battery

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger provides expunging and sealing services to both new and existing clients. It is important to consult with a lawyer with experience in representing clients in this area to best preserve your individual 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

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

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

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  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

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  • “Brilliant and fearless advocate”

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


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

    Diane C.

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

    Former Client

  • “All charges being dropped”


  • “Far surpassed my expectations”


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

    Former Client

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


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

    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.”


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

    Lloyd Law, Jr.

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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