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
  • 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

Our Clients Share Their Experience

Your Story Matters & We're Here to Help You
  • “One of the finest defense attorneys in the Tampa Bay”

    Legal Professional

  • “Brilliant and fearless advocate”

    Legal Professional

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

    Vivianna

  • “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

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

    Legal Professional

  • “All charges being dropped”

    David

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

    Legal Professional

  • “Helped put a mistake I made behind me”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

    Brittany R.

  • “Dedicated and Responsive”

    Former Client

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

    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

  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

  • “Far surpassed my expectations”

    Jim

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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