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

Weapon / Firearm Offenses in Pinellas County

St. Petersburg Gun Crime Defense Attorney

Florida law takes a hard line on firearms violations, particularly when guns are connected to the commission of another crime. A conviction for these felony charges may mean mandatory minimum prison time. The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger provides aggessive, experienced criminal defense for gun crimes and felony sentencing enhancements. Our trial lawyer is a former prosecutor who knows the law and may be able to intervene and help avoid or minimize prison time.

Illegal Weapons • Firearm and Deadly Weapon Enhancements

In the Major Crimes division of the state attorney's office, Tim Hessinger prosecuted hundreds of violent crimes, including gun crimes.

He applies that experience in defending you on any charge:

  • 10 - 20 - Life
  • Possession of firearms by a convicted felon
  • Possession after conviction for domestic violence
  • Possession of illegal weapons
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Illegal arms trading/trafficking
  • Unregistered or stolen guns
  • Carrying concealed without a permit
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm
  • Aggravated battery

Penalties for Firearm and Deadly Weapon Offenses

The state of Florida takes a dim view if you are caught with a firearm or deadly weapon after arrest for another felony, or used a weapon to commit the crime. You will face (a) more serious charges or (b) the court can impose a lengthy minimum mandatory sentence. An altercation that would otherwise be a misdemeanor, for example, becomes felony aggravated battery if you attacked the person with a baseball bat or threatened them with a gun.

Crimes that are upgraded or subject to enhancements include:

Former Prosecutor Defending Your Rights

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger emphasizes early intervention using Attorney Hessinger's experience as a former prosecutor to attack shaky allegations before formal charges are filed. Major gun crimes can sometimes be negotiated to lesser felonies or misdemeanors. We explore all possible defenses, including self-defense or prior threats, and we make the prosecution prove a connection between our client and the weapon.

Contact The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

Contact us immediately if you have been arrested on weapons charges. Our St. Petersburg firm practices in Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and Manatee County.

You can reach us at (888) 863-7415 or contact us online for a free initial 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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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.

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