Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyers
Have you been charged with a crime in Tampa, FL?
In any criminal case, whether a drug crime, DUI, violent crime or other offense, the first and most critical step is to obtain experienced and aggressive representation as early as possible to protect your freedom and your rights. Early representation by a qualified and experienced defense attorney can often have a significant impact on the final outcome of criminal charges.
Hessinger & Kilfin Law is dedicated to criminal defense. Both members of the team were experienced former prosecutors that have over 30 years of combined experience practicing criminal law in Tampa Bay. Hessinger himself spent 15 years in the State Attorney's office. He was a part of the Major Crime Division – Special Prosecution Unit for eight full years before opening his current criminal defense practice in 2005. Kilfin joined the firm with a similar background in criminal law and together the two men have successfully grown a defense firm with experienced legal expertise able to handle cases as noteworthy as those involving accusations of murder, trafficking and white collar theft.
The initial state of shock that often precedes a criminal accusation can be detrimental if it prevents you from acting swiftly to address the issues at hand. It is your responsibility to secure the best legal representation on behalf of your defense. Once you hire our team from Hessinger & Kilfin Law the responsibility will be transferred to us for defending your case. With more than three decades of criminal law experience, there is no case too big or too small for our legal team to handle.
The Team Approach
At Hessinger & Kilfin Law, every case is defended using the team approach - that's two experienced lawyers dedicated to criminal defense working for you to protect your future and your freedom. Contact our team, Tampa criminal defense attorneys Tim Hessinger and Donald Kilfin, to evaluate your case and prepare a defense strategy to resolve your case with the best possible results.
As a former 15 year prosecutor, Timothy Hessinger has exceptional insight into all aspects of serious criminal cases, and since 2005 has dedicated his practice to criminal defense. As the practice grew, it became necessary to enlist the talents of another attorney with similar credentials, dedication and a passion for justice. Attorney Donald Kilfin, a former 6 year prosecutor also has extensive experience handling all types of criminal charges from driving on a suspended license to first degree premeditated murder. Since the firm's expansion, the team has effectively defended hundreds of accused individuals in the Tampa Bay area.
Powerful Criminal Defense in Tampa, FL
At Hessinger & Kilfin Law our team is experienced in representing clients against all types of criminal charges. If you are charged with a drug crime, you face serious allegations that require the knowledgeable defense of a seasoned attorney. We can protect your rights and advocate for your best interests if you are charged with
trafficking, or a
marijuana offense. If your child is accused of such offenses or any other
juvenile crime, our firm can represent them before the court and seek to protect their future.
One of the most commonly charged crimes in the Tampa area is DUI. If you are charged with intoxicated driving, we can help you understand Florida's
BAC laws, the impact of your
breath or blood test results or
field sobriety test evidence, and answer your
questions about DUIs. An attorney from our team can also represent you at the
DMV hearing and help you fight designation as a
habitual traffic offender. Regardless of whether this is your
first DUI or if you have
multiple DUI offenses on your record, it is important to understand your rights and to learn about your defense options.
Our firm can provide you with exemplary counsel and legal advocacy if you have been charged with any sort of theft crime. We understand the complexities of prosecuting such offenses as
shoplifting, and we can use our experience as former prosecutors to create a detailed defense that thoroughly challenges your charges. Additionally, we can defend you against allegations of
fraud and other
white collar crimes.
We are seasoned in all types of criminal cases, from domestic violence accusations to the most serious
sex crime charges, and no matter what alleged offense you face you can be confident that we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. Our skilled firm can advocate for you against misdemeanor, felony, or
federal charges, as well as help you seek to have your
records sealed or expunged and address
probation violations. To learn more about the cases we represent, visit our
criminal defense overview page.
Getting Charges Reduced and Dismissed
The team's knowledge of the criminal justice system allows them to act quickly for their clients. In many cases, they are able to provide the State Attorney with the other side of the story or other mitigating evidence prior to the State Attorney filing formal charges. Often, this is information that was not provided by law enforcement or the alleged victim. Providing this information to the State Attorney, prior to the State Attorney filing formal charges, can significantly impact the outcome of even the most serious of criminal charges. The State Attorney can file lesser charges or drop charges altogether based upon additional evidence or information. If criminal charges are filed by the State Attorney, Tim Hessinger and Donald Kilfin use their years of experience in the criminal justice system to evaluate the case and prepare a plan to resolve the case with the best possible results.
Enlist Skilled Advocacy for Your Tampa Case
We are dedicated to our clients and their future. We understand how important the outcome of the case is to the individual facing accusations and to their families. Our clients get treated with the respect they deserve. You will never be "just another case" in our law office. We return calls; we keep our clients apprised of the progress of their case, speak truthfully about every aspect of their case and are committed to seeking the best possible outcome.
We have extensive experience in the courts in the Tampa Bay area, both as defense attorneys and as former prosecutors. This intimate knowledge of the personnel, procedures and process maximizes each client's chance of a successful outcome on their case. We urge you to contact our firm as soon after the arrest as possible.
Contact Hessinger & Kilfin Law today!
If you are seeking exceptional legal representation from a firm known for their ability to litigate in and out of the court room, then look no further. The legal team at our firm has effectively defended the freedom of thousands of individuals charged with an array of criminal offense, including those charges of violent crimes and white collar crimes. For the last seven-plus years, the lawyers at our firm have been vigorously advocating the rights of our clients and zealously pursuing their freedom.
With a team on your side who has intimate knowledge of the law, you are more likely to find a favorable outcome for your case. Despite how intimidating your charges may appear, it is absolutely crucial to contact a Tampa criminal defense lawyer immediately. With your future and freedom at stake, you cannot afford to not have our sound legal advice at your side.
Contact a Tampa criminal defense attorney
from our firm for aggressive result oriented representation.