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

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 Court to give the defendant a continuance without a finding “CWOF” with unsupervised probation. A “CWOF” instead of a guilty conviction protected the defendant’s criminal record as it is not a conviction under state law. The court additionally waived all fines and costs.