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.
- Steven Topazio wrote this August 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm
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. A default warrant issued against the client in 1991 when he ceased reporting to his probation officer in Massachusetts; hired Attorney Steven J. Topazio to fix the matter. Attorney Topazio investigated the case and learned that his client had not offended since defaulting in Massachusetts. Attorney Topazio met with the Chief Probation officer from the court that defaulted his client and pointed out that his client cleared up the outstanding warrant in New Jersey; had served in the US Army from 1976-1986; and was a 100% disabled veteran and was supported by the Veterans Administration. Today, Attorney Topazio argued to the court that his client was without sufficient funds to return to court to deal with the default warrant, and persuaded the court to waive his client’s appearance, cancel the outstanding warrant, and waive all outstanding fees and costs, as well as terminating his client’s probation. With the default warrant canceled, the Massachusetts RMV will lift the indefinite suspension on the client’s driving privileges which will allow him to renew his New Jersey driving license.