Recent Cases Archive - Page 39 of 43 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Speeding MGL c. 90 § 17 : Defendant not responsible, case closed.

The defendant, an active member of the United States Marine Corps, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, received a citation for speeding. The citation indicated that the defendant was allegedly caught on Lidar traveling 98 mph in a 65 mph zone. The client hired Attorney Topazio. Today after a Clerk’s hearing, Attorney Topazio convinced a Clerk Magistrate to find his client not responsible.

Disorderly Conduct MGL c. 272 § 53 : Case dismissed.

The defendant, who was on probation in Lowell on a different matter, was arrested for Disorderly conduct after becoming loud, yelling profanities and making derogative remarks to the Chelmsford Police and those associated with the police, with the purpose of annoying and harassing them. The defendant hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio attacked the basis of the charge arguing that his client did not have the purpose to cause a public inconvenience as required by statute. read More

Trafficking in Cocaine over 200 grams MGL c. 94C § 32E(b) : Defendant receives a sentence of five to seven, three years of that being mandatory, upon a change of plea and thus avoids a mandatory fifteen year jail sentence.

The defendant, who had flown to the United States from the Dominican Republic, appeared to Customs Officials to have ingested narcotics, was arrested as a drug courier when she arrived at Logan International Airport. Massachusetts State Police were called and learned that the defendant had been on a 24 hour watch list based on federal investigative information regarding the defendant possibly being a drug courier. When the defendant disembarked from her flight she was deferred read More

Operating with a Suspended License MGL c. 90 § 23 Possession of Heroin, Class A MGL c. 94C c. 34: Case dismissed.

The defendant was arrested when a Registry of Motor Vehicle check of his registration conducted by the police indicated that his license was suspended. A search of his motor vehicle revealed a bottle cap with residue that the arresting officer suspected to be heroin residue. The defendant hired Attorney Topazio to represent him. Attorney Topazio pushed his client’s case to trial. Today, relying on the recent case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S. Ct. 2527 read More

OUI-Liquor or .08% MGL c. 90 § 24(1)(a)(1) Marked Lanes Violation MGL c. 89 § 4A: Defendant avoids jail time and a conviction on his record.

The defendant crashed his motor vehicle into a Jersey barrier tearing the front wheel off his motor vehicle. After flunking field sobriety tests and after registering a .203 on a portable breath test, the defendant was arrested. While at the police station, the defendant submitted to a breath test and registered a .18. The defendant hired Attorney Topazio to represent him. Today despite the Commonwealth’s recommendation for a conviction, the defendant received a CWOF or read More

Defendant avoids jail time and a conviction on his record. Application for Criminal Breaking an Entering a Motor Vehicle MGL c. 266 § 16A Receiving Stolen Property MGL c. 266 § 60 : Defendant not charged, case closed, and criminal record preserved.

The parents of the defendant, a juvenile with ambitions of going to college, hired Attorney Topazio to represent the juvenile at a clerk’s hearing after he was stopped by police and accused by witnesses who alleged that he entered to a parked motor vehicle and removed items therefrom while at a local movie theater. Whoever in the nighttime or daytime breaks and enters a building, ship, vessel or vehicle with intent to commit a misdemeanor read More

Assault with Dangerous Weapon MGL c. 265 § 15B (b) Assault and Battery MGL c. 265 § 13A (a): Case dismissed.

The defendant who was on probation was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and batter after swinging a chair at an employee of a local café, then arguing with him, and then grabbing him by the throat, hired Attorney Topazio. Whoever, by means of a dangerous weapon, commits an assault upon another shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or by a fine of read More

Utter a False Prescription MGL c. 94C § 33 (b) Obtaining a Drug by Fraud MGL c. 94C § 33 (b): Defendant avoids jail time and a felony conviction on his record.

The defendant was arrested after forging prescriptions and obtaining medications from various pharmacies including CVS, Walgreen’s and OSCO Drugs. The defendant was told after several pre-trial conferences that he was facing jail time, was unsatisfied with the advice he was receiving and discharged his former counsel, and hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio attached each incident of fraud, viewed surveillance videos, and challenged the Commonwealth’s evidence. Today despite the Commonwealth’s recommendation for a conviction, and through read More

Clerk's Hearing Larceny Over $250.00 MGL c. 266 § 30 Shoplifting MGL c. 266 § 30A : Case dismissed.

The defendant was summonsed to Court to answer to a charge of shoplifting after she took the tags off merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston totaling $593.00 and attempted to leave the store without paying. The defendant who was not a citizen, and faced the possibility of deportation, denial of naturalization or exclusion from the United States, hired Attorney Topazio. Despite the summons on a charge of shoplifting, the Commonwealth upgraded the charges to read More

Attempt to Commit a Crime MGL c. 274 § 6 Armed Assault in Dwelling MGL c. 265 c. 18A Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c. 266 § 12 Assault and Battery MGL c 265 §13A B&E Nighttime for Felony MGL c. 266 § 16: The defendant receives a split sentence to the House of Corrections, having only to serve four months, thus avoiding Superior Court and mandatory State prison time.

When a late night roof deck party got out of hand resulting in eggs being thrown off a four story building at the defendant, the defendant was arrested after being accused of using a crow bar to break into the victim’s apartment then violently pushing him to the ground with that crow bar, hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio met with the District Attorney prosecuting his client in an attempt to negotiate a resolution of the read More