Recent Cases Archive - Page 42 of 43 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

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

Motion To Seal Assault and Battery M.G.L. c. 94, § 33 (b) : Case Permanently Sealed.

The defendant, who received a term of pre-trial probation for the charge of Assault and Battery, moved to Florida after her probation had ended, hired Attorney Topazio to seal her record. Attorney Topazio filed a Motion to Seal and further notified the court, district attorney and commissioner of probation that due to financial constraints, his client could appear at the hearing date and was requesting that her presence be waived when the Motion to Seal read More

Operating after Suspension M.G.L. c.90, § 23 Unsafe Operation M.G.L. c.90 § 13: Case dismissed and Defendant avoids a potential suspension of his driving privileges.

The defendant was arrested by State Police when observed driving around a rotary 5-7 times while on a cell phone at a high rate of speed, without stopping or using caution in a dangerous manner. A check with the Registry of Motor Vehicles indicated the defendant’s license was suspended. The defendant hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio reviewed his client’s driving record and learned that any further violation would result in a further suspension of his read More

Threat to Commit Crime M.G.L. c. 275 § 2 Criminal Harassment M.G.L. c. 265 § 43A(a): Mediation a success and all charges to be dismissed after client graduates High School this year.

The defendant, a High School Senior, was suspended for fighting with a fellow classmate, then criminally charged for allegedly harassing and threatening that classmate and another while at a school sponsored sporting event. As a condition of release, the client was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims, a difficult task since all parties attended the same High School. The defendant hired Attorney Topazio. Attorney Topazio met with his client and contacted school read More

Probation Surrender Assault with a Dangerous Weapon M.G.L. c. 265 § 15B: Defendant not incarcerated and avoids probation surrender. Case pending disposition.

The defendant who is on probation hired Attorney Steven J. Topazio when he was arrested for assaulting another individual with a chair while at the Cyber Café in Malden, thereby violating his probation where the defendant is facing two and one-half years in jail. Additionally, if convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, the defendant faces imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or imprisonment in jail for not more than read More

Clerk’s Hearing Impeding Operation M.G.L. c. 90 § 113: Defendant not responsible, case closed.

The defendant received a citation after allegedly leaving his motor vehicle running and illegally parked at the entrance of a shopping mall parking lot, when he went into one of the stores. Today after a Clerk’s hearing, Attorney Topazio convinced a Clerk Magistrate to find the defendant not responsible.

Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B c. 94C § 32A Conspiracy c. 94 § 40: Defendant receives no additional jail time upon resolving his case and receives a sentence to be served concurrent with the sentence he was presently serving.

The defendant, who was on probation, was contacted by a police informant who arranged to buy drugs from him. The defendant was arrested during the alleged drug transaction. The defendant was found to be in possession of three (3) plastic bags of cocaine. After the arrest the defendant made several incriminatory statements. The defendant’s probation was revoked on account of the new arrest and he was committed for one year to the House of Correction, read More

Utter a False Prescription M.G.L. c. 94, § 33 (b) : Defendant avoids jail and conviction, and his case will be dismissed after nine months.

The defendant, who had lost his health insurance and could not afford to pay for his prescription medications, presented a forged prescription under his friend’s name (who had health insurance) for medication the defendant had a valid prescription for, was arrested and hired Attorney Topazio to defend him. The defendant who held a real estate license could not afford a conviction as it would cause a suspension of his license. Today, Attorney Topazio was successful read More

OUI 2nd Offense M.G.L. c.90, § 24 Unlicensed Operation M.G.L. c.90 § 10: Defendant avoids mandatory jail time.

The defendant was observed by a civilian operator who called the police about the defendant’s erratic operation. The defendant, who was stopped at 2:20 a.m., produced a driver’s license which had a 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. driving restriction. The officer had the defendant perform various field sobriety tests, all of which he failed and he was arrested for OUI and unlicensed operation. At the station, the defendant was advised of his right to submit read More

Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B ch 94C § 32A Trial de novo: Defendant not incarcerated and case closed.

The defendant was convicted on June 20, 1989 out of the Dorchester District Court docket # 8907CR4991 and received a one year committed sentence under the old trial de novo system. Under the trial de novo system a defendant could try his case before a judge without a jury and if he was not satisfied with the results he could appeal his case to the jury session for a jury trial. The trial de novo read More