Tampa Drug Defense
Hessinger & Kilfin Law: Tampa Drug Lawyers
Hessinger & Kilfin Law provides result oriented, aggressive legal representation to individuals in the Tampa area that have been accused of drug charges, from misdemeanor possession charges to serious
felony trafficking charges. The penalties for drug crimes in our state are extremely tough, and it is urgent that you act quickly and contact a
Tampa drug lawyer to protect your rights from the moment of the arrest.
Extensive Experience: Tampa Drug Change Defense
Timothy Hessinger and Donald Kilfin both have extensive experience as former state prosecutors. Mr. Hessinger had just been named 2004 Prosecutor of the Year when he left the State Attorney's office in February of 2005 after 15 years of service. Hessinger Law was founded in 2005 as a firm dedicated to criminal defense. As the practice grew, it became necessary to bring aboard another attorney with similar skills and dedication to criminal law. In February of 2008, Attorney Donald Kilfin joined the firm. Mr. Kilfin was a state prosecutor for over six years and has over 10 years of experience practicing criminal law. In 2010 Mr. Kilfin was recognized for his abilities as a criminal defense attorney by Super Lawyers.com. Both members of our criminal defense team have extensive experience defending drug charges ranging from trafficking in large quantities of cocaine, to sophisticated marijuana grow houses, to simple possession of prescription drugs. Our legal team is dedicated to seeking the best outcome in your case, and pursues every avenue possible to defend you or help you to avoid incarceration and conviction.
Defending Drug Cases in Tampa
Every case is defended using the team approach. This approach ensures that every client receives the benefit of our combined 30 plus years of criminal law experience. Most representations start with a thorough interview of the client to obtain a complete picture of the allegations. In many cases the client is requested to return for further interviews so that all possible information concerning the allegations can be flushed out and documented.
Our second step is to provide the State Attorney with "the other side of the story." The State Attorney should not be left to make a decision on whether to file formal charges against an accused without both sides of the story being told. We also make every effort to personalize each client in our communications with the State Attorney. Every client has accomplishments, aspirations, and character traits that can allow the State Attorney to see the client as more than just a number.
Our firm believes that the best opportunity to get charges dropped or reduced is prior to the State Attorney filing formal charges. It can be a costly mistake to wait for the State Attorney to file formal charges before consulting with an experienced Tampa drug attorney.
If charges are filed, Hessinger & Kilfin Law examines every aspect of the case looking for possible defenses. In many drug cases it's very important to conduct a physical examination evidence. Marijuana that once weighed hundreds on pounds may have been improperly harvested and packaged. We have seen Marijuana decrease 90% in weight from collection to our independent examination. This huge variation calls into question original weight documented by law enforcement. All other defenses should be explored to develop as much leverage as possible to obtain the best possible case resolution. A trial is always an option - with over 190 jury trial, our team stands ready to fight for you.
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Contact a Tampa drug crime defense attorney
from Hessinger & Kilfin Law as soon after your arrest as possible.