Recent Cases Archive - Page 3 of 42 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

209A: Permanent Restraining Order denied after two party hearing, and Emergency ex-parte order vacated.

The client, a 26 year old professional, hired Attorney Topazio to represent her after she was served with a 209A Restraining Order by police.  A chapter 209A protective order is a court order that protects a party from being abused by a member or former member of that person’s household or family or someone he/she has been in a dating relationship with.  Attorney Topazio obtained a copy of the Restraining Order affidavit from the court read More

MGL c 94C § 34 cocaine: Criminal complaint alleging possession of cocaine in violation of MGL c 94C § 34 was dismissed by way of motion prior to trial.

The client was arrested for cocaine possession after Chelsea Police responded to a report of a past assault with a deadly weapon.  A description of a motor vehicle was given as well as the number of suspects that were involved in the alleged assault with a firearm.  The client was the back seat passenger in the motor vehicle stopped by police.  The police ordered the three occupants out of their vehicle and frisked each of read More

OUI Liquor MGL c 90 § 24: Conviction vacated and client found Not Guilty after trial

The client, a 68 year old business professional, was arrested for drunk driving after being observed operation the wrong way on Route 290 and thereafter being stopped by police.  The client was observed to have glassy and bloodshot eyes and the Trooper detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle.  The client was asked how much he had to drink that evening and admitted to consuming a couple of drinks while waiting for read More

A&B on Police Officer MGL c 265 § 13D Witness Intimidation MGL c 268 § 13B Resisting Arrest MGL c 268 § 32B Disorderly Conduct MGL c 272 § 53 Threats MGL c 275 § 2 Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c 266 § 127: The client avoids felony convictions as well as committed time and is released from custody in two weeks thus voiding the full 90 day bail revocation

The client, a 27 year old professional engineer, was arrested after refusing to exit a motor vehicle he was a passenger in after the operator of that same vehicle was arrested for drunk driving.  When the tow truck was dispatched to tow the vehicle, the client refused to allow the police to conduct an inventory search the vehicle.  The client had to be forcibly removed from the vehicle where it was noted that he was read More

Drunk driving - OUI Liquor MGL c 90 § 24: Conviction avoided

The client, a 25 year old college graduate, was arrested for drunk driving after he rear ended a motor vehicle in traffic that was stopping for a stop light and the police were called.  The client informed police that he left a party where he had multiple drinks.  The client was unable to find his driver’s license and produced a credit card instead.  After smelling an odor of alcohol coming from the client, the police read More

Speeding Ticket, 700 CMR § 7.08(6)(a) : Violator found Not Responsible after Clerk's Hearing.

The client, a plumbing contractor, received a speeding ticket alleging that he was traveling 58 mph in a 35 mph zone in the Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston hired Boston Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him.  Attorney Topazio explained to his client that by committing the traffic violation of speeding, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles would add two (2) points to his driving record if he were to be found responsible for the read More

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.

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. read More

Assault & Battery MGL c 265 § 13A(a), A&B police Officer, Resisting Arrest MGL c 268 § 32B: Clerk Magistrate Hearing on Application for Complaint resulted in all charges being dismissed

The client, a 24 year old Boston University student, received a summons to appear for a Clerk Magistrate hearing, hired Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him.  According to a Boston Police report, officers saw a large group gathered around an Asian male who was lying on his back on the sidewalk with several drops of blood on his shirt and bleeding from the mouth. According to the report the victim stated that an unknown read More

Motor Vehicle Traffic Citation, Speeding MGL c. 90 § 17: After Clerk’s hearing the violator was found not responsible.

The client, a Metro Cab driver, hired Boston Criminal Lawyer Steven J. Topazio after receiving a civil motor vehicle citation for speeding.  According to the citation the client was traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone on Soldier’s Field Road.  Attorney Topazio was successful in persuading the Magistrate to find his client not responsible.

Domestic Assault and Battery MGL c 265 § 13M(a), Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c 266 § 127: All charges dismissed after wife asserts marital privilege.

The client, a 37 year old asset manager, was arrested and charged with domestic A&B and Malicious Destruction of Property, hired Boston Criminal Lawyer Steven J. Topazio.  According to a Chelsea Police report, the client got into a fight with his wife after she broke his cell phone after finding inappropriate emails on it.  The client then struck his wife in the back of the head and pushed her down on the couch where they read More