Welcome to the Law Offices of Timothy Hessinger, P.A., a criminal defense firm with offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater, Florida. Our law firm is dedicated to understanding the unique needs of each of our clients and to helping them resolve their criminal charges with the best possible results. The cornerstone of our firm's philosophy is providing high quality, personalized legal services to individuals charged with criminal offenses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, and the surrounding communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Manatee counties.
Many of our clients have never been exposed to the criminal justice system and are looking for aggressive, result-oriented representation that can provide solutions in criminal matters. Our Florida criminal defense attorneys employ a combination of well thought-out strategy and hard-hitting defense to zealously guide our clients through the complicated criminal justice system. We use the team approach on every case to increase each client's chance of obtaining a favorable resolution.
An Experienced Team on Every Case
Attorney Tim Hessinger is a former 15-year state prosecutor who has handled some of the most highly publicized cases in Tampa Bay. While at the state attorney's office, Tim was in the Major Crime division and prosecuted many child murders, serial rapists, and other crimes that garnered major media attention. Tim developed a reputation as a tough but fair prosecutor who zealously prosecuted each of his cases.
Tim left the state attorney's office in February of 2005 and has used his many years of experience as a prosecutor to defend hundreds of criminal cases. Since 2005, Tim has continued to handle some of the most publicized cases in Tampa Bay. Tim has tried over 130 jury trials.
Attorney Donald Kilfin is a former 6-year state prosecutor who developed an outstanding reputation with other prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys and judges. Don handled all types of felony and misdemeanor cases as a prosecutor, including death penalty cases. As a criminal defense attorney, Don puts his years of experience as a prosecutor to work for each client to achieve the best possible results. Don has defended hundreds of cases from murder to petit theft and has tried over 60 jury trials.
Our Early Involvement Can Make a Big Difference
There is a window of opportunity between an arrest and the filing of formal charges. In most criminal cases the best opportunity to have charges dropped or reduced is after the arrest and prior to the state attorney filing formal charges. The charging decision can often be impacted by telling the other side of the story or by providing mitigation evidence to the state attorney.
Hessinger Law consistently attacks criminal cases before the state attorney files formal charges. Our pre-filing attack gives our clients the opportunity to impact the state attorney's filing decision and, in some cases, avoid serious charges, minimum mandatory prison sentences and a life-long criminal record. We explore all your options for a successful solution to your case, with an emphasis on alternatives to prison and a criminal record.
Contact Our Team
Contact our Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg criminal law attorneys immediately for a free initial consultation about your DUI, drug crime, sex crime, murder, burglary, white-collar crime, juvenile crime, or other criminal charges. You can call 24 hours a day at (727) 896-1501, or (813) 288-4634, or you can reach us by e-mail.
We take cases in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and in the surrounding communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Pasco counties.