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
  • 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

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  • “All charges being dropped”


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  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

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


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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