May 12, 2009  - Attorney Steven J. Topazio
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May 12, 2009

The defendant was charged for allegedly striking his son in the face with his belt, causing one of his teeth to be knocked out, hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio appeared with his client during an investigation by the Department of Family and Children after a 51A complaint was filed alleging neglect. Attorney Topazio caused his client to enter counseling and to take an anger management program and parenting classes while at the same time preparing the case for trial. Today, on the day of trial, Attorney Topazio, during a lobby conference, convinced the District Attorney and the Court to reduce the charges against his client to simple Assault & Battery upon a sentence of straight probation.