Recent Cases Archive - Page 43 of 44 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

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 The defendant’s probation was revoked on account of the new arrest and he was committed for one year to the House of Correction, read More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

Possession of a firearm, M.G.L. c. 269 § 10(a) : Case dismissed at trial and defendant avoids a mandatory 18 month jail sentence.

The defendant was taken into custody on November 4, 2007, by Boston Police for questioning. While the defendant was in police custody, Boston Police searched his home and found a firearm secreted in a dirty white sock inside a barbecue grill located on the first floor back porch. The defendant was arrested for possession of a firearm. Possessing a firearm without a valid license is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less read More

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, M.G.L. c. 90 § 24: Case dismissed at trial.

The defendant was stopped via LIDAR traveling 70 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The defendant submitted to various field sobriety tests and thereafter was arrested for OUI. The defendant hired Attorney to represent him in this case. After investigating the facts of the case, Attorney Topazio marked the case for trial. Today, at trial, Attorney Topazio was successful in getting the Court to dismiss the charges against his client.

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

he defendant while at home got into a fight with her husband called the police for assistance. When the police arrived, the husband and wife were separated and interviewed individually. The police arrested the wife after concluding that a verbal argument escalated to the point where the wife bit the husband leaving a visible bite mark. The defendant hired Attorney to represent her in this case. After investigating the facts of the case, Attorney Topazio read More

Assault and Battery, M.G.L. c. 265 § 13A : Trial avoided. Defendant protects his criminal record and the CWOF will end as a dismissal provided the defendant gets in no further trouble.

The defendant, visiting Boston, got into a fight while in Fanuiel Hall and was seen by a Boston Police Officer punching and knocking another individual to the ground. The officers radioed EMS to respond to the victim who remained motionless on the ground. The defendant, who ran from police, was apprehended hiding behind a trash barrel, hired Attorney Topazio. Today, at a pre-trial conference, over the objection of the Commonwealth, was successful in getting the read More