Results

Hedges & Tumposky Strives to Produce Results and Favorable Outcomes
The following are just some examples of the positive results that Hedges & Tumposky, LLP has obtained for its criminal defense and civil rights clients:

Client charged with federal gun and drug charges after a wiretap investigagtion. Judge agrees that wiretap was unlawfully obtained.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2017
Outcome: Motion to Suppress allowed
Case: USA v. EG

Commonwealth seeks one year to life civil commitment claiming that our client is a “sexually dangerous person.” Jury finds him not dangerous and he is released from custody.
Practice Area: SDP
Date: 2017
Outcome: Not sexually dangerous
Case: Commonwealth v. JL

Client charged with armed assault with intent to murder, based in part on cell phone texts and calls. Judge agrees that cell phone warrant was unlawfully obtained.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2017
Outcome: Motion to Suppress allowed
Case: Commonwealth v. AA

Commonwealth seeks one year to life civil commitment claiming that our client is a “sexually dangerous person.” Jury finds him not dangerous and he is released from custody.
Practice Area: SDP
Date: 2016
Outcome: Not sexually dangerous
Case: Commonwealth v. SP

Client charged with gun possession carrying a seven-year minimum sentence. Our office files a motion to dismiss based on a violation of speedy trial rules. Judge allows motion.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2016
Outcome: Case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. JD

Client sues City and police officers for excessive force.
Practice Area: Civil Rights
Date: 2016
Outcome: $125,000 settlement
Case: NC v. City

Client charged with sexual assault of a four-year old child. At trial, our office argues that the child’s mother manipulated her into believing that she had been assaulted.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2016
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. IC

Client charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. After three months in custody, our office successfully petitions court to reduce bail from $100,000 to $2500; client is released. Client later pleads guilty and our office convinces judge to give him time served with probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2016
Outcome: Time served (3 months) with probation
Case: Commonwealth v. AS

Client charged with drunk driving. Our office argues that client was drowsy from a sleep aid, but was not drinking. Jury agrees.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2016
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. MC

Client charged in a four-million-dollar Medicaid and insurance fraud scheme. Prosecutor seeks jail time. Despite overwhelming evidence of guilt, our office convinces judge to give client probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2015
Outcome: Probation
Case: Commonwealth v. VA

Client charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct following public altercation with his cousin. After one day jury trial, the disorderly conduct charge was dismissed and the defendant was found not guilty of assault and battery.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2015
Outcome: Disorderly Conduct charge dismissed, not guilty verdict on assault and battery charge after jury trial.
Case: Commonwealth v. EC

Client convicted of sex offense ordered, contrary to law at time of sentencing, to wear GPS ankle monitor. Motion for re-sentencing filed and allowed, with judge ruling that client’s GPS monitor could be removed for the rest of client’s probationary period.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Post-Conviction
Date: 2015
Outcome: Sentence revised and condition requiring GPS monitoring removed for balance of probation.
Case: Commonwealth v. NT

Client with demonstrated history of mental health problems charged with larceny from a person. Court allowed motion to dismiss in interest of justice, over the Commonwealth’s objection, after counsel argued that four separate mental health evaluations of the defendant, conducted over a more than one-year period, indicated that he was incompetent to stand trial and could not be restored to competency.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2015
Outcome: Case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. AM

Client sues Town and police officers for excessive force.
Practice Area: Civil Rights
Date: 2015
Outcome: $95,000 settlement
Case: NC v. Town

Client charged with being a common nightwalker, after officers allegedly observed her soliciting on multiple nights in Andrews Square area. Charges were dismissed after investigation revealed that the Defendant had been in custody on the nights in questions and could not have possibly been the suspect police observed.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: 2015
Outcome: Case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. MC

Client pleaded guilty to drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. Subsequently, the alleged drugs in the Defendant’s case were tested at the Hinton laboratory by Annie Dookhan. Court allowed client’s motion to vacate guilty plea, after a hearing with the client and the client’s trial lawyer.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Post-Conviction
Date: December, 2014
Outcome: Guilty Plea vacated
Case: Commonwealth v. DG

Client charged with assaulting and strangling sister. Following mediation with family, all charges were dismissed.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Domestic Assault and Battery
Date: December, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. HM

Client charged with multiple counts of drug possession and soliciting sex for fee in a “Craigslist” sting. After extensive litigation over discovery issues, all charges were dismissed.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: December, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. MM

Client charged with domestic assault and battery against mother of his children, despite the alleged victim attacking the defendant with a hammer, injuring him and vandalizing his car. After two day jury trial, defendant was found not guilty. Alleged Victim was ordered to pay defendant restitution for damages to his vehicle.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: November, 2014
Outcome: Not Guilty verdict.
Case: Commonwealth v. JL

Client, a former inmate, sues Department of Correction for excessive force by prison guards
Practice Area: Civil Rights
Date: October, 2014
Outcome: Plaintiff’s verdict, awarded more than $70,000 in damages and fees
Case: Vick v. Garon

Client charged with distribution of drugs after selling prescription medication to undercover officer. After litigation over whether the correct class of drug had been charged, the Commonwealth dropped the case
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: October, 2014
Outcome: Case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. VM

Client with significant post-stroke mental health issues charged with assault and battery on home health worker. After extensive litigation and sentencing negotiation regarding defendant’s competency to stand trial, all charges were dismissed over the Commonwealth’s objection, in interest of justice.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: September, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. GL

Client charged with drug possession and soliciting sex for fee in a “Craigslist” sting. After sentencing negotiation with the Commonwealth, client was placed on 1 year pre-trial probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: September, 2014
Outcome: 1 year pre-trial probation
Case: Commonwealth v. JS

Client, who was not a U.S. citizen, faced two drug distribution cases, one of which had been previously dismissed without prejudice. Our firm successfully opposed a motion to reconsider the dismissal of the one case, and subsequently litigated and won a motion to suppress evidence seized from the client’s home, resulting in a dismissal of all charges in the other matter.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Immigration
Date: September, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed, no deportation.
Case: Commonwealth v. EN

Client charged with possession of a firearm, second offense, faces minimum five years in prison. Our offices files motion challenging the stop and search of the car. After arresting officer testifies, the judge grants the motion from the bench.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: August 2014
Outcome: Motion granted, all charges dismissed.
Case: Commonwealth v. DD

Client charged with armed robbery after DNA was found on a mask at the scene of the crime. Our firm first fought to reduce the bail to personal recognizance. Then we convinced the DA to dismiss the charges.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: June, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. GM

Client charged gun possession, receiving stolen property and drug distribution after a search of his house. DA initially wants 2.5 years in jail. After pushing the case forward to a trial date, our office convinces the DA to offer time served, which was 5 months.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: June, 2014
Outcome: Time Served
Case: Commonwealth v. JF

Client charged with driving under the influence of drugs and reckless driving. After extensive litigation, the Commonwealth filed declarations of nolle prosequi as to all charges on the first trial date.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, OUI
Date: June, 2014
Outcome: All charges dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. PM

Client filed a Prisoner’s Civil Rights lawsuit against Department of Corrections and its officers for excessive force after multiple officers knocked him to the ground, punched and kicked him, ground his face against the pavement, and applied cuffs and leg irons too tightly. After a four day trial, the jury found for the Plaintiff, awarding damages for injuries as well as punitive damages against one of the officers.
Practice Area: Civil Rights, Prison Guard Misconduct
Date: April, 2014
Outcome: Jury verdict for the plaintiff, awarding compensatory and punitive damages.
Case: Tyrone Vick v. Ralph Garon, et al., SUCR2007-04489

Client filed federal lawsuit against City and police officers for false arrest and excessive force after he was knocked to the ground, punched, and pepper sprayed outside a restaurant and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Practice Area: Civil Rights, Police Misconduct
Date: January, 2014
Outcome: Settled for $60,000.
Case: RB v. City

Client convicted of multiple drug possession charges. Review of his case file reveals drugs were tested in Hinton Laboratory, and that one type of drug was charged as an incorrect class of controlled substance. After our office filed a motion for new trial, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence, as well as the Hinton Lab/Anne Dookhan issues, the Commonwealth agreed to vacate outright the most serious convictions, and to amend the remaining charge to reflect the correct, less-serious class of substance.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Post-Conviction
Date: November, 2013
Outcome: Convictions vacated/charges reduced.
Case: Commonwealth v. TK

Client ID’d as driver in multiple shootings that took place in four locations, all within minutes of each other. Defense at trial was that passenger fired the shots and the driver had no idea what was going on. After a three-day trial, client was found not guilty of the shootings and of possessing a firearm
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: November, 2013
Outcome: Not guilty.
Case: Commonwealth v. AV

Client convicted of illegal firearm possession. Our office took the case on appeal. The Appeals Court reversed the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s motion to suppress the gun, and entered a not guilty finding.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Appeals
Date: October, 2013
Outcome: Conviction Reversed
Case: Commonwealth v. DL

Client was held in immigration custody and facing certain deportation due to a criminal conviction from several years ago. Our office convinced the judge to reverse the conviction, ensuring that our client will be allowed to stay in the U.S.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Immigration
Date: September, 2013
Outcome: Conviction Vacated, Released from ICE custody.
Case: Commonwealth v. WS

Client filed federal lawsuit against City and police officers for false arrest and excessive force after he was pepper sprayed outside a restaurant and charged with disorderly conduct.
Practice Area: Civil Rights, Police Misconduct
Date: September, 2013
Outcome: Settled for $46,000.
Case: JC v. City

Client served with notice of violation of probation, several months before official termination date of probation. Due to violation, the client faced an 18-month suspended sentence. Our office convinced the court to terminate and discharge probation early.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Probation
Date: September, 2013
Outcome: Reinstated to Probation, avoiding incarceration.
Case: Commonwealth v. JT

Client charged with OUI, Racing, and Negligent Operation. After a two-day jury trial, the racing and negligent operation charges were dismissed, and the jury acquitted on the operating under the influence charge.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, OUI
Date: August, 2013
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. AN

Client convicted of indecent assault and battery and providing alcohol to a minor. Our office took the case on appeal. The Supreme Judicial Court entered a not guilty finding on the alcohol charge and ordered a new trial on the sexual assault conviction.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Appeals
Date: June, 2013
Outcome: Convictions Reversed
Case: Commonwealth v. JP

Client won a dismissal of a drug charge in the trial court. The Commonwealth appealed and our office convinced the Appeals Court to uphold the dismissal.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Appeals
Date: May, 2013
Outcome: Dismissal Affirmed
Case: Commonwealth v. JB

Client initially detained for violation of probation, with Probation seeking at least 12 months committed time. Our office convinced the court to remove the detainer and, at a subsequent final surrender hearing, successfully cross-examined police officers, resulting in a finding of no violation of client’s terms of probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Probation
Date: April, 2013
Outcome: Reinstated to Probation, avoiding incarceration.
Case: Commonwealth v. LJ

Client with significant health problems held for violation of probation, facing a two-year suspended sentence. Our office convinced the court to reinstate the client to probation, rather than imposing the sentence.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Probation
Date: April, 2013
Outcome: Reinstated to Probation, avoiding incarceration.
Case: Commonwealth v. CW

Client was charged with unlawful possession and sale of a firearm. He gave full statement to the police admitting that he possessed gun, which was corroborated by a witness. Due to his record, client was facing a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence if he lost at trial. Our office convinced the DA that the client should receive probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: March, 2013
Outcome: Probation
Case: Commonwealth v. Green

Client charged with domestic assault and battery. After consulting with the alleged victim and the Commonwealth, our office negotiated a period of pre-trial probation in lieu of further pursuing the case.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Domestic
Date: February, 2013
Outcome: Client received pretrial probation, avoiding trial or admission of wrongdoing.
Case: Commonwealth v. KM

Client charged with Operating Under the Influence, license suspended for 180 days for refusing a breathalyzer. The court allowed motions to dismiss and to restore the defendant’s driver’s license, ending the case before trial and reinstating the client’s license well in advance of the end of the suspension period.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, OUI
Date: December, 2012
Outcome: Case Dismissed, License restored immediately
Case: Commonwealth v. RK

Client charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. After a two day trial, the client is acquitted.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: October, 2012
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. Brown

Client cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Our office convinces clerk not to issue criminal charges.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Clerk’s hearing
Date: August, 2012
Outcome: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied
Case: Commonwealth v. DG

Client charged with breaking and entering in the Back Bay. Despite a long record and being caught in the act, our office successfully argues for probation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: July, 2012
Outcome: Probation
Case: Commonwealth v. Smith

Client endured year long sexual harassment by supervisor. After extensive negotiation, the case is settled.
Practice Area: Employment / Labor
Date: June, 2012
Outcome: Settled for $167,500
Case: Name Withheld v. State Agency

Client charged with dealing crack based on search of his car. Our office convinces the judge that the stop of the car was unlawful. 
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: May, 2012
Outcome: Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. Jones

Client charged with his third firearm offense, which carries a seven-year minimum. Our office convinces the judge that the search of the car was unlawful. 
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: April, 2012
Outcome: Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. Douglas

Client charged with trafficking in cocaine, which carries a ten-year minimum. Our office convinces the judge that the search of the car was unlawful. 
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: April, 2012
Outcome: Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. Rivera

Our office took over an arson case after the client lost at trial. We obtained a reversal of the conviction on appeal.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Appeals
Date: February, 2012
Outcome: Conviction reversed on appeal
Case: Commonwealth v. J.U.

Client charged with carrying a loaded firearm. Our office convinces jury that the gun was not his.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: February, 2012
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. Allen

Federal civil rights case for excessive force and false arrest by police officers is settled.
Practice Area: Police Misconduct
Date: December, 2011
Outcome: Settled for $90,000
Case: Name Withheld v. City

Federal civil rights case for excessive force and false arrest by police officers is settled.
Practice Area: Police Misconduct
Date: August, 2011
Outcome: Settled for $50,000
Case: Name Withheld v. City

Client charged with assault and battery on a police officer (bite), use of a motor vehicle without authority (joy riding) and resisting arrest. Our defense is that the officer fabricated the attack to cover up his own misconduct. The client is acquitted by jury after fifteen minutes of deliberation.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: January, 2011
Outcome: Not guilty
Case: Commonwealth v. Walker

Client charged with dealing marijuana based on search of his car. Our office convinces judge that the search of the car was unlawful. The evidence is thrown out of court and the case is dismissed.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: October, 2010
Outcome: Motion to suppress granted, case dismissed
Case: Commonwealth v. Andre

Client charged with exposing himself to a neighbor. Our office convinces clerk not to issue criminal charges.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Clerk’s hearing
Date: August, 2010
Outcome: Application for Criminal Complaint Denied
Case: Commonwealth v. TC