December 17, 2008 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio
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December 17, 2008

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 than two and one-half years nor more than five years, or for not less than 18 months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction. As a result to the search, Attorney Topazio who represented the defendant, moved to suppress all observations made of the defendant, all statements made by him, all evidence of every name, nature and description, whether tangible or intangible, seized from his person or his residence, including but not limited to the firearm, during a warrantless search by members of the Boston Police on November 4, 2007. After a lengthy suppression hearing, the Court denied the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence. After the court ruled against the defendant on his motion to suppress, Attorney Topazio marked the case for trial. Today, at trial, Attorney Topazio was successful in getting the Court to dismiss the gun charges against his client.