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

Helping Clients With Mental Health and Drug Addiction Issues

Often times, people find themselves navigating the criminal justice system because of undiagnosed or untreated mental illness. Many of those same people also have a history of drug and alcohol abuse that has been left untreated over time. At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, we are routinely retained by persons with both mental illness and addiction issues to stand behind them and vigorously represent their interests in the court rooms of Pinellas County. We recognize the unique challenges that confronting and overcoming mental illness and addiction present to our clients and are we thoroughly familiar with the community resources available to help make that happen. We also understand that the needs of each client are different and will work with them to tailor an individual approach to addressing the issues that are specific to them.

Successful treatment of mental illness and addiction not only addresses the source of a person's contact with the criminal justice system, it may also divert them from what would otherwise be a probationary, jail or prison sentence.

We recognize that punitive sentencing of persons with mental health and addiction problems does little or nothing to prevent future contact with the system and therefore emphasize, to both the State Attorney and the courts, our client's need for rehabilitation in bringing their cases to resolution. At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger we have a wealth of written information on Florida drug treatment and mental health options.

For a free consultation regarding your case, contact us at (888) 863-7415.

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

    Lloyd Law, Jr.

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

    Legal Professional

  • “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.”

    Robert

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

    Former Client

  • “Brilliant and fearless advocate”

    Legal Professional

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

    Legal Professional

  • “All charges being dropped”

    David

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

    Diane C.

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

    Legal Professional

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

    Vivianna

  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

  • “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

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

    Legal Professional

  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

    Brittany R.

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

    Anthony

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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