Recent Cases Archive - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Bribe a Public Employee MGL c 268A § 2a Marked Lanes Violation MGL c 89 § 4a Negligent Operation of MV MGL c 90 § 24(2)a OUI-Liquor or .08% MGL c 90 § 24(a)1: cwof on oui charge

The client, a 36-year-old legal advocate, was out celebrating with her husband then returned to a parking garage where her car was parked, and upon exiting the garage crashed into two yellow posts in the garage heavily damaging her car and knocking one of the posts over.  The client hired Attorney Topazio to represent her.  According to the police report, when the police responded, they viewed video surveillance and observed the crash, then questioned the read More

Assault and battery: complaint not issued

The client, a 51-year-old security guard, was accused of assault and battery and received a summons to appear in front of a Clerk Magistrate for a hearing to decide whether a criminal complaint should issue.  The client who hired Attorney Topazio, reported that he was out celebrating and became intoxicated.  That in an intoxicated state he himself was assaulted and robbed.  That as part of being robbed, he sustained a head injury and laceration on read More

B&E misdemeanor, Malicious Destruction of property -1200, and Attempt to commit a crime: all charges dismissed

The Client, a 29-year-old real estate agent, was arrested and charged with B&E misdemeanor, Malicious Destruction of property -1200, and Attempt to commit a crime, hired Attorney Topazio to represent him.  According to the police report, it was alleged that the client broke through the bedroom window on the third floor of an apartment building located in the North End after attempting to pull the screens out of another window while on a fire escape read More

Distribution of Class D Marijuana MGL c 94C § 32C(a): Conviction vacated, and case dismissed at trial

The client, a 56-year-old individual, came to the United States from Honduras in 1989 and is not a United States citizen.  Working for the same employer for the last seven years doing maintenance work, the client was summonsed to court in 2001 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone.  The client was represented by counsel back in 2001 and due to the nature of the charges, was told he read More

Assault & Battery With a Dangerous Weapon 265 § 15(A): Case dismissed

The client was arrested for allegedly stabbing another in the buttock and charged with the crime of Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon in violation of MGL c 265 § 15(A).  The client who was with another individual, was allegedly seen tossing an object then fleeing before being arrested. The other individual who the client was with was stopped by police and found to be in possession of a knife. Today at trial Attorney read More

Immediate Threat License Suspension: License Suspension Lifted

The Client was charged with OUI Drugs and reckless operation of a motor vehicle after officers observed the client smoking what they believed to be a marijuana blunt.  When the officers approached the client’s motor vehicle, the officer reported that he could smell a strong odor of burnt Marijuana. The officer retrieved the burning Marijuana blunt from the client.  After arresting the client, the officer suspended the client’s driving license as an immediate threat.  Attorney read More

Attempted Murder MGL c. 265 § 16: Charge dismissed on change of plea to ABDW serious bodily injury

After a night of drinking, the client returned home and encountered her roommate who also returned home after a night out drinking.  A fight  between the roommates ensued, and the client allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the roommate in the arm.  A friend of the roommate who tried to intervene was subsequently stabbed in the heart by the client, requiring emergency open heart surgery. The client was arrested and charged with attempted murder as read More

Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order - MGL c. 209A § 7.: Not Guilty

The client was arrested for threats and for a violation of an abuse prevention order in violation of MGL c. 209A § 7.  It was alleged that the client, who was estranged from his wife, violated the restraining order when the wife saw a missed call on her cell phone allegedly from the client and then alleged that the client contacted the wife’s sister and allegedly threatened to commit a crime against his wife.  Today read More

Assault and Battery on a Household Member - MGL c. 265 § 13M: Complaint dismissed by Magistrate

The client received a summons to appear at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing on an Application for Criminal Complaint alleging that he committed the offense of Assault and Battery on a Household Member in violation to MGL c. 265 § 13M.  The client hired Attorney Topazio who obtained a copy of the police report and discovered that the report was full of inconsistencies and time lapses since the alleged incidents.  Attorney Topazio advised his client to read More

Assault and Battery - MGL c 265 § 13A: Criminal Complaint Dismissed

The client received an application for criminal complaint alleging that he committed an assault and battery in violation of MGL c 265 § 13A after leaving a bar in Quincy.  The client allegedly got into an altercation with another man and struck that person.  After an investigation into the case it was found that the complainant struck the client first.  Although the complainant went to the police and filed a report, the case was resolved read More

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