Recent Cases Archive - Page 8 of 45 - Attorney Steven J. Topazio

Disorderly conduct MGL c 272 § 53 Resist Arrest MGL c 268 § 32B: Case resolved by way of Pretrial Probation.

The client, a 24 year old college graduate and IT professional, was arrested after getting into a fight at a graduation party, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio.  According to the Winthrop Police report, the client was intoxicated and appeared with glassy eyes, slurred speech and was holding onto another individual and was swaying.  The client refused to cooperate with the officer or answer his questions.  According to the police report, after a read More

Conspiracy to violate Drug law MGL c 94C § 40 Distribution of Class B Drug MGL c 94C § 32A(a) Possession to distribute Class B Drug MGL c 94C § 32A(a): All charges dismissed at trial.

The client was arrested for allegedly engaging in a hand to hand exchange of cocaine with an undercover officer, was represented by Attorney Topazio.  According to the police report, the Chelsea Police Drug Unit was conducting an undercover operation in Bellingham Square where an undercover police officer allegedly gave the client marked police buy money in exchange for cocaine.  When the client was arrested, he had in his possession the photographed police buy money in read More

Assault and Battery MGL c 265 § 13A: Case dismissed at trial.

The client, an aviation repairman for the United States Marine Corps, was arrested for the crime of Assault and Battery after getting overly aggressive during an “Occupy Boston” rally in Dewey Square and grabbing an individual by the shoulder in the presence of police .  According to the police report, the alleged victim claimed the client grabbed her by the shoulder and started screaming obscenities in her face placing her in fear.  Attorney Topazio defended his read More

Failure to Drive in Right Lane MGL c 89 § 4B Speeding Traffic Ticket : Case dismissed.

The client, a 22 year old pizza delivery driver, hired Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven J. Topazio after receiving a ticket for traveling 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.  Attorney Topazio argued to the Clerk Magistrate that his client moved from the middle lane to the left lane in an attempt to pass another driver when he was clocked by the officer. In order to determine speed, the officer would have had to have read More

Leaving Scene of Property Damage MGL c. 90 § 24(2)(a) Malicious Destruction of Property MGL c. 266 § 127: Case dismissed.

The client, a 29 year old accountant, hired Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio after crashing his car into the lift gate at a Brookline parking garage damaging it, then fleeing the scene without making himself known.  Attorney Topazio viewed the surveillance video which captured his client’s actions of crashing his car then fleeing as well as viewing photos taken by police.  Attorney Topazo met with the prosecutor and Brookline Police to negotiate a read More

Fail to Stop or Yield MGL c 89 § 9 Traffic Ticket: Case dismissed.

The client, a BU Dental School graduate, was taking his wife to work when he got a traffic ticket after getting stuck in the middle of a busy intersection after the light turned red on him, hired Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him. Although the client rolled through the intersection in heavy traffic and through the red light, Attorney Topazio persuaded the Clerk Magistrate to give his client the benefit of read More

Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle MGL c 90 § 24 OUI Liquor 2nd Offense MGL c 90 § 24 OUI Liquor & Serious Bodily Injury MGL c 90 § 24L: Incarceration avoided with a 14 day treatment program.

The client, a 26 year old college graduate, was arrested for drunk driving after striking a Boston Globe delivery truck while on Route 93 NB and causing that Boston Globe truck to fall off the elevated portion of 93 and to land 40 feet below on 93 SB, severely injuring the driver.  The client hired Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent her.  State Police obtained video footage of the crash from the Highway Operations Center read More

Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon MGL c 265 § 15A(b): Not Guilty verdict after trial.

The client, a 41 year old father of four, was arrested after allegedly getting into a fight with his cousin while in his house where he struck his cousin in the head with a metal shovel.  The cousin suffered a concussion and laceration to the nose as a result of the ABDW.  According to the police report, the cousin arrived at the client’s apartment with an unknown individual.  The client was present with two other read More

Knowingly Receiving Stolen Property Probation Warrant: Warrant withdrawn and client avoids incarceration upon payment of fees.

The client, a high school graduate, had a warrant for his arrest in the Cambridge District Court hired Attorney Topazio to represent him. The client had defaulted on his probation as the result of failing to report to his assigned probation officer and further failing to provide random urine screens as ordered by the court.  Attorney Topazio surrendered his client to the Cambridge District Court to remove the outstanding probation warrant.  Although the probation officer read More

Malicious Destruction of Property over $250 MGL c 266 § 127 Crimes Against Property: Not Guilty after jury trial.

The client was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, when he was caught on surveillance video keying a motor vehicle.  Malicious Destruction of Property is a felony, carrying a potential penalty of 2 ½ years in jail or 10 years in State Prison and a fine the greater of $3000 or three times the value of the property so destroyed.  Attorney Topazio obtained copies of the surveillance videos and spoke with the security read More

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