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

Out of State Clients

Florida Criminal Defense for Out-of-State Clients

At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger we understand the difficulties that out-of-state clients face when they are accused of a Florida crime. Our St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer helps out-of-state clients stay out of court. In some cases, you won't even need to come back to Florida to defend your case. We will defend it for you.

Common Visitor and Student Crimes

Criminal defense attorney Tim Hessinger is a former state prosecutor, which means our team knows how prosecutors prepare their cases and we employ strategic, hard hitting defense to zealously guide our out-of-state clients through Florida's criminal justice system.

We defend out-of-state clients against all criminal charges, including:

Outstanding Warrants in Pinellas County

If you face an outstanding warrant for a Florida crime, we will establish your outstanding obligations and negotiate a resolution with the state. We can often resolve the outstanding warrant without you being arrested or going to jail.

Probation Violations and Transfers

If you are an out-of-state client charged with violating probation in Florida, we can help resolve the probation violation. In some cases, you can avoid being arrested on the probation warrant and avoid being booked into the county jail.

Misdemeanors and Felonies (new charges)

You will likely not have to return to Florida if you are accused of a misdemeanor. We can file a document with the court called a "Plea in Absentia" (PIA), which allows for efficient resolution of your case without a court appearance.

If you face a felony, we will appear for you in court and work out a resolution. You will likely not have to return to Florida until a resolution is reached.

Criminal Defense for Out-of-State College Students

We represent students from Eckerd College, the University of South Florida (USF), and other colleges and universities in Florida. When visiting students face allegations for marijuana possession, destruction of property and other crimes, their future is at stake. We help students fight these charges. If they are charged, we advocate for alternative sentencing.

Contact us if you have been arrested in Florida. Our firm defends criminal charges from Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Manatee County and Pasco County. Call us at (888) 863-7415 for a free consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • 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

Why Choose The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger?

  • 15 years experience in the State Attorney's office
  • Confidential, complimentary initial consultations
  • Accepting calls and cases 24 hours a day
  • Exclusively devoted to criminal defense
  • Tried Over 140 Jury Trials
  • Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals

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Hear From Our Happy Clients

At The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "He helped our entire family feel secure"
    Mr Hessinger acted in a professional and competent manor. I felt very secure with him handling my case.
    - Former Client
    "He was professional, patient, knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and compassionate."
    His level of expertise in his field was was above anything I could have imagined.
    - Diane C.
    "Tim is well respected within the legal community."
    It is evident that Tim is well respected within the legal community by the prosecution and the judiciary.
    - Legal Professional
    "We are so grateful beyond words as to hiring such a dedicated attorney who always had our back."
    Tim was always available either by text, call, and email; he always promptly answered our questions as to anything pertaining to our case.
    - Vivianna
    "I was in the most capable hands!"
    From my initial interview to the successful conclusion of my case, 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