Recent Cases Archive - Page 3 of 44 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Distribution of Class D Marijuana MGL c 94C § 32C(a): Conviction vacated, and case dismissed at trial

The client, a 56-year-old individual, came to the United States from Honduras in 1989 and is not a United States citizen.  Working for the same employer for the last seven years doing maintenance work, the client was summonsed to court in 2001 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone.  The client was represented by counsel back in 2001 and due to the nature of the charges, was told he read More

Assault & Battery With a Dangerous Weapon 265 § 15(A): Case dismissed

The client was arrested for allegedly stabbing another in the buttock and charged with the crime of Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon in violation of MGL c 265 § 15(A).  The client who was with another individual, was allegedly seen tossing an object then fleeing before being arrested. The other individual who the client was with was stopped by police and found to be in possession of a knife. Today at trial Attorney read More

Immediate Threat License Suspension: License Suspension Lifted

The Client was charged with OUI Drugs and reckless operation of a motor vehicle after officers observed the client smoking what they believed to be a marijuana blunt.  When the officers approached the client’s motor vehicle, the officer reported that he could smell a strong odor of burnt Marijuana. The officer retrieved the burning Marijuana blunt from the client.  After arresting the client, the officer suspended the client’s driving license as an immediate threat.  Attorney read More

Attempted Murder MGL c. 265 § 16: Charge dismissed on change of plea to ABDW serious bodily injury

After a night of drinking, the client returned home and encountered her roommate who also returned home after a night out drinking.  A fight  between the roommates ensued, and the client allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the roommate in the arm.  A friend of the roommate who tried to intervene was subsequently stabbed in the heart by the client, requiring emergency open heart surgery. The client was arrested and charged with attempted murder as read More

Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order - MGL c. 209A § 7.: Not Guilty

The client was arrested for threats and for a violation of an abuse prevention order in violation of MGL c. 209A § 7.  It was alleged that the client, who was estranged from his wife, violated the restraining order when the wife saw a missed call on her cell phone allegedly from the client and then alleged that the client contacted the wife’s sister and allegedly threatened to commit a crime against his wife.  Today read More

Assault and Battery on a Household Member - MGL c. 265 § 13M: Complaint dismissed by Magistrate

The client received a summons to appear at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing on an Application for Criminal Complaint alleging that he committed the offense of Assault and Battery on a Household Member in violation to MGL c. 265 § 13M.  The client hired Attorney Topazio who obtained a copy of the police report and discovered that the report was full of inconsistencies and time lapses since the alleged incidents.  Attorney Topazio advised his client to read More

Assault and Battery - MGL c 265 § 13A: Criminal Complaint Dismissed

The client received an application for criminal complaint alleging that he committed an assault and battery in violation of MGL c 265 § 13A after leaving a bar in Quincy.  The client allegedly got into an altercation with another man and struck that person.  After an investigation into the case it was found that the complainant struck the client first.  Although the complainant went to the police and filed a report, the case was resolved read More

Carrying a firearm in violation to MGL c. 269 § 10(a): Pretrial Propbation

The client was arrested for carrying a firearm without being properly licensed in Massachusetts after passing a backpack through a metal detector at Logan Airport in Boston which contained a loaded firearm.  Carrying a firearm in violation to MGL c. 269 § 10(a) 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 read More

Indecent Assault and battery on person over 14: Sex offender obligation waived

The client, an immigrant from Columbia who became a United States citizen, was charged with Indecent Assault and Battery on a person over the age of 14 in violation of MGL c. 265 § 13H.  Indecent Assault and Battery is a sex offense crime which carries a potential jail or state prison sentence plus an obligation to be monitored with a GPS monitoring device and requirement to register as a sex offender.  The Sex Offender read More

License Suspension: Immediate threat suspension lifted

The client was driving her car after work and crossed over marked lanes and crashed into a tree on the other side of the road.  When police responded, the client could not explain how the accident happened.  The police suspended the client’s driver’s license without a hearing as an immediate threat.  Under the law, if the Registrar determines that you pose an immediate threat to public safety because you have a medical condition which hinders read More