Recent Cases Archive - Page 41 of 43 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Clerk’s Hearing Speeding in Work Zone M.G.L. c. 90 § 17 : Defendant not responsible, case closed.

The defendant received a citation after allegedly speeding in a movie set work zone. Today after a Clerk’s hearing, Attorney Topazio convinced a Clerk Magistrate to find the defendant not responsible.

Application for Criminal Complaint Revoked Registration M.G.L. c. 90 § 23 Uninsured Motor Vehicle M.G.L. c. 90 § 34J Excessive Tint M.G.L. c. 90 § 9D: Defendant not charged, record preserved, case closed.

The defendant received an application for criminal complaint after allegedly allowing his insurance on his motor vehicle to lapse when he left the country for employment overseas. When the defendant returned to the United States to take his motor vehicle to a dealer for sale, he was stopped by State Police and charged. Attorney Topazio produced evidence that his client’s motor vehicle was placed for sale and that the tint was removed from the vehicle. read More

Appeal form Magistrate’s Hearing Speeding M.G.L. c. 90 § 18 Red Light Violation c. 89 § 9: Defendant not responsible, case closed.

The defendant received a citation after allegedly speeding and running a red light. The defendant was unsuccessful at a Clerk Magistrate’s hearing, hired Attorney Topazio. Today Attorney Topazio convinced the Court to find the defendant not responsible.

Utter False Prescription M.G.L. c. 94C, § 33 E : Criminal charges dismissed prior to arraignment mean they will not show up on his client’s CORI and the remaining count is disposed of by way of pre-trial probation thus avoiding an admission to a felony charge.

The defendant, a professional person, was accused of altering several written prescriptions for the prescription medication for Adderall that she was prescribed by her doctor. After being summonsed to court for arraignment on three (3) counts of uttering a false prescription, the client hired Attorney Topazio to defend her. Attorney Topazio contacted the prosecuting officer and presented his client’s version of facts in an attempt to negotiate a resolution of the case. He also provided read More

Probation Surrender Possession Class A M.G.L. c. 94C, § 34: The defendant is found in violation of his probation but his CWOF is not revoked, the defendant avoids jail and his right to operate of motor vehicle is not revoked.

The defendant, a traffic manager employed by a 3rd party logistics provider, who was on probation with a CWOF for the charge of possession of a class A substance, heroin, was stopped while operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, and was arrested for same. During a search of the defendant’s motor vehicle, a bottle cap with residue believed to be heroin was found in the defendant’s car, and the defendant was also arrested read More

Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon M.G.L. c. 265, § 15A(b) : Defendant pleads to lesser offense of misdemeanor Assault and Battery and avoids possible jail time.

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 read More

Clerk’s Hearing Improper Equipment : Defendant not responsible, case closed

The defendant received a citation after allegedly operating his motor with improper equipment that being a defective headlight. Today after a Clerk’s hearing, Attorney Topazio convinced a Clerk Magistrate to find the defendant not responsible after presenting evidence that the headlight was fixed.

Application for Criminal Complaint Utter False Prescription M.G.L. c. 94C, § 33 E: Criminal charges do not issue against his client and she will not receive a criminal record provided she stays out of trouble during the proceeding year.

The defendant, a professional person, was accused of altering a written prescription for a prescription medication she was prescribed by her doctor. After refusing to answer questions from police, the client received an Application for Criminal Complaint from the Court, and thereafter hired Attorney Topazio to defend her. Attorney Topazio contacted the prosecuting officer and presented his client’s version of facts in an attempt to negotiate a resolution of the case. After securing a continuance read More

Appeal from Magistrate’s Hearing Speeding M.G.L. c.90 § 17: Case dismissed and Defendant avoids a potential suspension of his driving privileges.

The defendant was cited by State Police when observed driving 85 in a posted 65 MPH zone. This citation was the defendant’s third speeding violation within a one year period which would have caused his right to operate a motor vehicle within the Commonwealth to be suspended for 30 days. At the initial Magistrate’s Hearing the defendant represented himself and was unsuccessful and appealed the Magistrate’s finding to a Judge Hearing. The defendant, a doctor read More

Assault & Battery M.G.L. c. 265 § 13A : Case dismissed.

The defendant while dropping off her children to their father was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery after allegedly striking him in the head and then allegedly being struck in the head by the father while in his automobile. When the police arrived, the parties were separated and interviewed individually. The police arrested both the defendant and the father after concluding that a verbal argument escalated to the point where the defendant hit the father read More