Recent Cases Archive - Page 5 of 43 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Shoplifting M.G.L. c 266 / 120 Trespass M.G.L. c 266 / 30A Application For Criminal Complaint: All charges dismissed following Clerk Magistrate Hearing

The client, a 20 year old college graduate from North Shore Community College, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio to represent her at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing when she received a summons for shoplifting and trespass in the mail.  According to Peabody Police, the client was in H&M department store at the Peabody Mall when the client was observed on CCTV and by store security selecting various items then walking out of the read More

Unregistered Motor Vehicle MGL c. 90 § 9; Operating with Suspended License MGL c. 90 § 23: Case dismissed after Magistrate Hearing.

The client, a 22 year old college student, received a criminal citation after a State Trooper stopped the client’s motor vehicle in the Ted William’s Tunnel.  The Trooper ran the client’s license through his mobile data terminal in his cruiser and received information that the client’s registration and driver’s license was suspended and wrote her a criminal citation.  The client maintained that she had no knowledge of the suspension.  Wanting to challenge the charges, the read More

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle MGL c. 90 § 24(2)(a): Client receives a three month CWOF and avoids a jail sentence as well as a license suspension.

The client, a 62 year property manager, retained Attorney Topazio after being summonsed to court for the charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle after he was involved in a three car crash on Route 24 North in Brockton.  According to the police report, three vehicles were involved in the crash with major damage.  Brockton Police Department, Fire, and EMS responded to the scene.  The police investigation revealed that the client was entering Route read More

Clerk Magistrate Hearing, Distribution of a Class D drug, Marijuana: 94C s 32C(a): After hearing charge is dismissed

The Client, a 35 year old business analyst, hired Attorney Topazio to represent him at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing after receiving an application for criminal complaint.  The client, who possessed a medical marijuana card, was accused of mailing marijuana via Federal Express to his brother who resided out of state.  The FedEx package the client sent was identified at Logan Airport when the FedEx driver who picked up the package could smell a strong and read More

Pre-Trial Probation, Disturbing the Peace - MGL c.272 § 53 ABDW - MGL c.265 § 15A Resisting Arrest - MGL c.268 § 32B: Client is placed on terms of Pre-Trial probation and if conditions successfully completed, the case will end with all charges being dismissed.

The client, a 45 high-tech analyst, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio to defend him after being arrested by Boston Police.  According to the police report, the client, who had been drinking, approached an N-Star worker and began to harass him, yelling at him and causing a crowd to gather.  When approached by police, the client refused to stop yelling, and continued to act in a loud and unruly manner.  When the police read More

Clerk Magistrate Hearing, Uninsured Motor Vehicle - MGL c. 90 § 34J Unregistered Motor Vehicle: Case dismissed and client avoids an entry on his criminal record as well as avoiding a possible license suspension.

The client, a 27 year old consultant, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio after he was summonsed to court for an application for criminal complaint.  Attorney Topazio learned that his client moved to Massachusetts from Illinois, then moved to Virginia where his client changed his auto insurance, then moving back to Massachusetts, but failed to reinsure his motor vehicle in Massachusetts when he was stopped by police.  Attorney Topazio instructed his client to read More

Neighbor Dispute, Threats - MGL c. 275 § 2, Annoying Phone Calls - MGL c. 269 § 14A, Witness Intimidation - MGL c. 268 § 13B, 258E Harassment Order: Felony charge dismissed; Harassment Prevention Order denied; and client accepts CWOF on threats and annoying phone calls upon change of plea.

The client, a 54 year homemaker, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio after she was summonsed to court for an arraignment for threats, annoying phone calls, and witness intimidation. The client also received an application for the issuance of a 258E Harassment Restraining Order.  According to police reports, the client repeatedly called and harassed her neighbor, allegedly while intoxicated, and threatened to kill them, then threatened her neighbor for bringing charges against her.  read More

Fraud, MassHealth Benefits, Larceny Over $250 - MGL c. 266 § 30, False Statement for Medical Assistance - MGL c. 118E § 39, : Client avoids a fraud conviction on agreement to repay Commonwealth for loss.

The client, a 41 year old, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio after he was summonsed to court for an arraignment for fraud following an internal audit by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Medical Assistance, which  revealed that the client applied for and received MassHealth Benefits despite claiming residency in the State of Florida.  According to the audit, the client fraudulently collected $14,226.74 in Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) MassHealth benefits by read More

Clerk Magistrate Hearing, Traffic Violation, Speeding: Client found Not Responsible and avoids fine as well as insurance surcharge.

The client, a 33 year old hotel employee, received a citation for speeding, hired Boston Criminal Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him at a Magistrate Hearing.  According to the citation, the client was caught on lidar traveling 60 mph in a posted 40 mph zone on Soldiers Field Road.  Today, Attorney Topazio persuaded the Magistrate to find his client not responsible.

Clerk Magistrate Hearing, Traffic Violation, Marked lanes violation, Failure to take care in Turning: Client found Not Responsible and saves his job.

The client, a 53 year old truck driver from Illinois, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio to represent him at a Magistrate Hearing after he was charged with motor vehicle violations after knocking down a street light which he struck with his tractor trailer.  In preparation of the Magistrate’s Hearing, Attorney Topazio obtained a copy of his client’s clean driving record (except for this matter), and a letter from Carolina Casualty Insurance showing read More

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