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:
- DUI/drunk driving
- Criminal traffic violations
- Shoplifting and other theft offenses
- Drug possession, including drug trafficking
- Probation violations
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.
- 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
Our Clients Share Their Experience
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 confidenceLegal Professional
Brilliant and fearless advocateLegal Professional
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
Named Prosecutor of the Year in 2004
Impressive track record of charge reductions, acquittals, and dismissals