Recent Cases Archive - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

operating after suspension subsequent: case dismissed

The client was arrested when State Police were drawn to the client’s car because he had installed an aftermarket back up camera over the number plate that obscured the state of origin and registration validation sticker.  When the officer asked for the client’s driver’s license, he produced a valid Georgia driver’s license.  The officer ran a query of the client’s name in both the Georgia and Massachusets registries and the Massachusetts registry revealed that the read More

OUI operating after suspension: nolle Prosequi

The client was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense, after being witnessed by police going through a stop sign and failing to signal while operating a moped.  The client was observed by police with blood shot eyes, slurred speech, being unsteady on his feet and having an odor of alcohol emanated from his breath.  The client’s driver’s license was suspended from a prior OUI, and he was arrested.  Attorney Topazio fought read More

Criminal Record Sealed:

The client was arrested for a charge of Strangulation or Suffocation in violation of c. 265 § 15D(b) and Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member in violation of c. 265 § 13M(a) and after fighting the case, resolved it by admitting to sufficient facts to the charge of A&B on a Family or Household Member with the strangulation charge being dismissed.  The client successfully completed probation and retained Attorney Topazio to seal read More

operating after suspension: dismissed

The client was stopped by State Police for a number plate violation when the officer observed that the client had an aftermarket backup camera installed over the number plate of his motor vehicle that obscured the state of origin and registration validation sticker.  After being stopped by police the client produced a Georgia driver’s license.  The Trooper conducted a query in both Georgia and Massachusetts.  The query revealed that the client’s license was suspended in read More

Carry Firearm without license c269 § 10(a); Possessing Ammunition Without FID Card c269 § 10(h)(1): Not guilty after trial.

The client was arrested when he was found in possession of a loaded firearm and did not possess a valid FID card.  According to the case, while the police were preserving and analyzing an active crime scene, the client ducked under the yellow Boston Police crime scene tape and proceeded to walk on the sidewalk through the crime scene.  The police approached the client and told him that he had entered the Boston Police Department read More

OUI-Liquor or .08% MGL c 90 § 24(1)(a)(1): OUI charge dismissed for violating the no fix statute

The client, a 51-year-old father, hired Attorney Topazio after he was charged with several assault and battery charges including an OUI charge.  Attorney Topazio learned that on the day of the event, the client’s motor vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle crash with another vehicle.  Boston Police responded and issued the client a citation for marked lane violations.  The client’s motor vehicle which was involved in the accident was leaking fluid and required a read More

Criminal Harassment MGL c.265 § 43A(a): Case Dismissed by Magistrate

The client, a 37-year-old professional, received a summons to appear for a Magistrate Hearing, hired Attorney Topazio to represent him.  The client and the complainant are known to each other and reside in the same housing complex.  Attorney Topazio learned that there was on-going harassment between the parties that has been going on for years.  It was alleged that the client was ordering magazines about guns and weapons and having copies of the Koran sent read More

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

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