Recent Cases Archive - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

: Immediate threat suspension lifted

The client was driving her car after work and crossed over marked lanes and crashed into a tree on the other side of the road.  When police responded, the client could not explain how the accident happened.  The police suspended the client’s driver’s license without a hearing as an immediate threat.  Under the law, if the Registrar determines that you pose an immediate threat to public safety because you have a medical condition which hinders read More

shoplifting and ABPO: all charges dismissed

The client who was at TJ Max was accused of shoplifting by store security when she passed all points of purchase with store merchandise.  Store security alleged that the client left the store with several pairs of earrings without paying for them but when asked returned the earrings to store security.  Store security did not take the client into custody nor obtained any information from her after she left the store and once outside the read More

: Record Sealed

The client, an IT professional, who served honorable in the United States Service, retained Attorney Topazio to seal his criminal record because the client was concerned that any potential future employer would look unfavorable upon any application for employment if aware of his criminal record.  The client was charged with Disturbing the peace, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Resisting arrest.  Those charges were ultimately dismissed by the court.  Attorney Topazio was successful read More

Domestic Assault and Battery MGL c 265 § 13M(a): case dismissed

The client was arrested under false pretenses accusing him of the crime of domestic assault and battery. The client and his fiancée had attended a Red Sox game and concluded the night with a drink at a local bar. After the bar the couple ventured back to their hotel where they argued about the client’s need for medical care. When the argument escalated, a noise complaint was called to the front desk. Two security staff read More

Domestic Assault and Battery MGL c 265 § 13M(a); Witness Intimidation MGL c 268 § 13B; Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c 266 § 127: All charges dropped when the Commonwealth was unable to establish its case at trial thus avoiding convictions for Domestic Assault and Battery MGL c 265 § 13M(a); Witness Intimidation MGL c 268 § 13B; and Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c 266 § 127.

The client was arrested after he left a family party at the Polish Political Club.  The client’s girlfriend called the police and stated that while at the family party, she received a text message from a male friend that the client saw and got upset over.  She reported that the client grabbed her and pushed her.  When she went outside to call the police the client followed her and came up from behind her and read More

209A: Permanent Restraining Order denied after two party hearing, and Emergency ex-parte order vacated.

The client, a 26 year old professional, hired Attorney Topazio to represent her after she was served with a 209A Restraining Order by police.  A chapter 209A protective order is a court order that protects a party from being abused by a member or former member of that person’s household or family or someone he/she has been in a dating relationship with.  Attorney Topazio obtained a copy of the Restraining Order affidavit from the court read More

MGL c 94C § 34 cocaine: Criminal complaint alleging possession of cocaine in violation of MGL c 94C § 34 was dismissed by way of motion prior to trial.

The client was arrested for cocaine possession after Chelsea Police responded to a report of a past assault with a deadly weapon.  A description of a motor vehicle was given as well as the number of suspects that were involved in the alleged assault with a firearm.  The client was the back seat passenger in the motor vehicle stopped by police.  The police ordered the three occupants out of their vehicle and frisked each of read More

OUI Liquor MGL c 90 § 24: Conviction vacated and client found Not Guilty after trial

The client, a 68 year old business professional, was arrested for drunk driving after being observed operation the wrong way on Route 290 and thereafter being stopped by police.  The client was observed to have glassy and bloodshot eyes and the Trooper detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle.  The client was asked how much he had to drink that evening and admitted to consuming a couple of drinks while waiting for read More

A&B on Police Officer MGL c 265 § 13D Witness Intimidation MGL c 268 § 13B Resisting Arrest MGL c 268 § 32B Disorderly Conduct MGL c 272 § 53 Threats MGL c 275 § 2 Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c 266 § 127: The client avoids felony convictions as well as committed time and is released from custody in two weeks thus voiding the full 90 day bail revocation

The client, a 27 year old professional engineer, was arrested after refusing to exit a motor vehicle he was a passenger in after the operator of that same vehicle was arrested for drunk driving.  When the tow truck was dispatched to tow the vehicle, the client refused to allow the police to conduct an inventory search the vehicle.  The client had to be forcibly removed from the vehicle where it was noted that he was read More

Drunk driving - OUI Liquor MGL c 90 § 24: Conviction avoided

The client, a 25 year old college graduate, was arrested for drunk driving after he rear ended a motor vehicle in traffic that was stopping for a stop light and the police were called.  The client informed police that he left a party where he had multiple drinks.  The client was unable to find his driver’s license and produced a credit card instead.  After smelling an odor of alcohol coming from the client, the police read More