Recent Cases Archive - Page 42 of 42 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

OUI 2nd Offense M.G.L. c.90, § 24 Unlicensed Operation M.G.L. c.90 § 10: Defendant avoids mandatory jail time.

The defendant was observed by a civilian operator who called the police about the defendant’s erratic operation. The defendant, who was stopped at 2:20 a.m., produced a driver’s license which had a 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. driving restriction. The officer had the defendant perform various field sobriety tests, all of which he failed and he was arrested for OUI and unlicensed operation. At the station, the defendant was advised of his right to submit read More

Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B ch 94C § 32A Trial de novo: Defendant not incarcerated and case closed.

The defendant was convicted on June 20, 1989 out of the Dorchester District Court docket # 8907CR4991 and received a one year committed sentence under the old trial de novo system. Under the trial de novo system a defendant could try his case before a judge without a jury and if he was not satisfied with the results he could appeal his case to the jury session for a jury trial. The trial de novo read More

Possession of a firearm, M.G.L. c. 269 § 10(a) : Case dismissed at trial and defendant avoids a mandatory 18 month jail sentence.

The defendant was taken into custody on November 4, 2007, by Boston Police for questioning. While the defendant was in police custody, Boston Police searched his home and found a firearm secreted in a dirty white sock inside a barbecue grill located on the first floor back porch. The defendant was arrested for possession of a firearm. Possessing a firearm without a valid license is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less read More

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, M.G.L. c. 90 § 24: Case dismissed at trial.

The defendant was stopped via LIDAR traveling 70 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The defendant submitted to various field sobriety tests and thereafter was arrested for OUI. The defendant hired Attorney to represent him in this case. After investigating the facts of the case, Attorney Topazio marked the case for trial. Today, at trial, Attorney Topazio was successful in getting the Court to dismiss the charges against his client.

Assault and Battery, M.G.L. c. 265 § 13A : Case dismissed.

he defendant while at home got into a fight with her husband called the police for assistance. When the police arrived, the husband and wife were separated and interviewed individually. The police arrested the wife after concluding that a verbal argument escalated to the point where the wife bit the husband leaving a visible bite mark. The defendant hired Attorney to represent her in this case. After investigating the facts of the case, Attorney Topazio read More

Assault and Battery, M.G.L. c. 265 § 13A : Trial avoided. Defendant protects his criminal record and the CWOF will end as a dismissal provided the defendant gets in no further trouble.

The defendant, visiting Boston, got into a fight while in Fanuiel Hall and was seen by a Boston Police Officer punching and knocking another individual to the ground. The officers radioed EMS to respond to the victim who remained motionless on the ground. The defendant, who ran from police, was apprehended hiding behind a trash barrel, hired Attorney Topazio. Today, at a pre-trial conference, over the objection of the Commonwealth, was successful in getting the read More

Seal criminal records M.G.L. c. 276, §§ 100A, 100C: Case Permanently Sealed.

The defendant a Registered Nurse hired Attorney Topazio to seal his criminal record which consisted of four counts, two for Larceny over $250.00 and two for Receiving Stolen Property over $250.00, all of which were felonies. The defendant who could only find employment as an agency nurse was pursuing further employment as a permanent full time employee in a Hospital in Springfield, MA. Attorney Topazio convinced the judge to seal the Client’s record and now read More

Seal criminal records M.G.L. c. 276, §§ 100A, 100C: Case Permanently Sealed.

The defendant hired Attorney Topazio to seal his criminal record which consisted of motor vehicle violations and the felony charge of counterfeiting motor vehicle documents. The defendant who admitted to sufficient facts had his charges continued without a finding (CWOF) in 1995. Today Attorney Topazio convinced the judge to seal his Client’s record and now he can truthfully answer on any job or school application that he has no record despite admitting to sufficient facts read More

OUI Liquor .08%, M.G.L. c. 90 § 24 Possession with Intent to Distribute class B, M.G.L. c. 94C § 32A Possession with Intent to Distribute class E, M.G.L. c. 94C § 32A Drug Violation Near School/Park, M.G.L. c. 94C § 32J: Defendant released on reasonable bail. Case pending.

The defendant was arrested after being seen going the wrong way down a one way street. After detecting an odor of alcohol, the defendant was asked and submitted to a series of field sobriety tests. The officer concluded that the defendant was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him. At the station the defendant submitted to a breathalyzer and registered a .16. While inventorying his property, 19 bags of a substance alleged to be read More

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