Petition to Seal: Record Sealed
- July 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm by Steven Topazio
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
- July 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm by Steven Topazio
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.
- July 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm by Steven Topazio
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.
- July 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm by Steven Topazio
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.
- July 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm by Steven Topazio
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
- June 20, 2018 at 10:59 pm by Steven Topazio
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
- June 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm by Steven Topazio
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
- June 18, 2018 at 6:46 pm by Steven Topazio
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
Speeding Ticket, 700 CMR § 7.08(6)(a) : Violator found Not Responsible after Clerk's Hearing.
- August 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm by Steven Topazio
The client, a plumbing contractor, received a speeding ticket alleging that he was traveling 58 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston hired Boston Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him. Attorney Topazio explained to his client that by committing the traffic violation of speeding, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles would add two (2) points to his driving record if he were to be found responsible for the read More
Default Warrant; Possession of Firearm without ID card MGL c 269 § 10(h): Defendant’s appearance waived in court, Default Warrant canceled and probation terminated.
- August 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by Steven Topazio
The client, who resides in New Jersey, was notified by the Department of Motor Vehicles in New Jersey that his driving privileges were suspended in New Jersey as a result of his driving privileges being suspended indefinitely in Massachusetts due to being in default on a criminal case in Massachusetts. When the client contacted the RMV in Massachusetts he was informed that his driving privileges were suspended indefinitely in Massachusetts due to a default warrant. read More