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Timothy Graf Hessinger

also known as Tampa and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, White Collar Crime, Sex Crime

About Me

You need a former 15 year prosecutor on your side. Tim Hessinger is an experienced St. Petersburg, Clearwater  and Tampa criminal defense attorney with 25 years of criminal law experience. If you are charged with a serious charge then you need a serious criminal defense attorney that knows how to obtain the best results for his clients.  Our firm is dedicated to criminal defense - Don’t hesitate a moment to contact our firm. We offer a free case evaluation – take advantage today!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Criminal Defense: 29%
  2. Domestic Violence: 19%
  3. DUI & DWI: 19%
  4. White Collar Crime: 14%
  5. Other: 19%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Blake Edward Marcus

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Blake Marcus DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • David Douglas Neiser

    I endorse this lawyer. Experience matters, and being a former prosecutor, Tim brings a wealth of experience and understanding to the table in analyzing, defending and resolving criminal matters.

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    David Neiser Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

540 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 337012302

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

1228 East 7th Avenue
Suite 250
Tampa, FL, 33605

The Law Office of Timothy Hessinger

13575 58th Street North
Suite 271
Clearwater, FL, 33760

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Prosecutor of the YearState Attorney's Office2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Timothy Hessinger2005 - Present
Major Crime - Special Prosecution UnitState Attorneys Office1997 - 2005
Felony ASAState Attorneys Office1993 - 1997
Misdemeanor Lead Trial AttorneyState Attorneys Office1992 - 1993
Misdemeanor ASAState Attorneys Office1990 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2010 - Present
U.S. Dictrict Court Middle District of FloridaMember2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Florida Sex Crimes NetworkChairman1999 - 2000
Florida Sex Crimes NetworkMember1999 - 2005
State Bar of FloridaMember1990 - Present
Pinellas County State Attorney's OfficeMember1990 - 2005

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. A.HAll charges dismissed
State v. TFCharges dropped

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
St. Petersburg TimesPinellas Losing Prosecutor of Grimiest Cases2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawPolitical ScienceJD1990
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Kansai Gai Dai University, Osaka JapanJapanese StudiesUnknown1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Prosecution ClinicChild Abuse & Homicide2005
Police AccademyPolice Academy Instructor: Court Structure, Court Rules, Trial Procedure, Drugs & Controlled Substances, Privileged Communications & Kidnapping2005
Prosecution ClinicChild abuse and Homicide2004
Prosecution ClinicChild Abuse & Homicide2003
Stetson Univ. College of LawChild Abuse & Homicide2002
F.P.A.A.False Confessions & the Experts2002
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionSexually Violent Predators2000
Sex Crimes Intelligence GroupChild Abuse Standards in Discipline Cases2000
Police AccademyPolice Academy Instructor: Court Structure, Court Rules, Trial Procedure, Drugs & Controlled Substances, Privileged Communications & Kidnapping1998
Florida Civil CommitmentCivil Commitment of the Sexually Violent Predator1998
Accademy InstructorPolice Academy Instructor: Court Structure, Court Rules, Trial Procedure, Drugs & Controlled Substances, Privileged Communications & Kidnapping1997
St. Petersburg Junior CollegePolice Academy Instructor: Court Structure, Court Rules, Trial Procedure, Drugs & Controlled Substances, Privileged Communications & Kidnapping1996

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