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

Why Hire an Attorney?

Benefits to Hiring a St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of any type of criminal offense in the St. Petersburg area, it is absolutely necessary to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Still not convinced? Here are a few benefits of hiring a St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer.

  • Your legal representation can defend your rights - If you are unaware of your Miranda Rights at the time of your arrest, the officer will most likely inform you. You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney, both of which we strongly advise that you exercise those rights.
  • We will advocate you best interests - After being charged with any criminal offense, it will become immediately important to have a protector of your interests. Here at The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, our main priority is to ensure that your best interests are always sought after when dealing with any type of criminal accusation.
  • A criminal defense attorney can have your charges lowered - When working with a legal advocate, they will fight on your behalf to ensure that you do not face maximum penalties for your allegations.
  • Your attorney may get you acquitted - That's right. Our legal team has an impressive track record when dealing with virtually all criminal accusations in St. Petersburg. We have helped individuals have charges against them dropped, allowing them to remain free of any harsh penalties or convictions.

Aggressive Legal Representation for St. Petersburg

Securing legal representation should be your first priority. However, choosing to work with an inexperienced firm or a public defender may result in a conviction. Other attorneys who spread their work too thin often lose track of important information or fail to meet the needs of their clients. Here at our office, we pledge to our clients to listen and respect each client, to ensure that you understand all of your available options as a client, to make every effort possible to achieve a favorable outcome and to provide competent, aggressive legal representation at a reasonable rate. If you would like to learn more about our practice and how we may be able to help you find the best possible outcome for your case, call our office today!

Contact a criminal defense attorney for your criminal offense charges in St. Petersburg today.

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

    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.”


  • “Far surpassed my expectations”


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


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

    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.”


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

    Former Client

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

    Diane C.

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

    Legal Professional

  • “All charges being dropped”


  • “He helped our entire family feel secure”

    Former Client

  • “Dedicated and Responsive”

    Former Client

  • “Mr. Hessinger is an excellent Attorney.”

    Brittany R.

  • “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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