Steven John Topazio’s Answers

Steven John Topazio

Boston Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Outstanding money warrant for past due lawyer fees.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Topazio
    2. Jefferson W. Boone
    2 lawyer answers

    My advice to you is to have your boyfriend contact his probation officer today and sign up for community service to satisfy this long overdue unpaid debt and try to do some community service hours before court on Thursday. Your boyfriend should have legal representation because a judge may conclude that your boyfriend has not made a good faith effort in the past two years regarding his obligation to the court. A judge may set an example for the rest of the court and take your boyfriend into...

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  2. If you have a felony in one state does it show up in another while looking for a job?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert D Lewin
    2. Steven John Topazio
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    The criminal charge in Maine, provided it was not a federal charge, will not show up on your Massachusetts CORI that employers will request and refer too when considering job applicants. Your Massachusetts CORI report (your criminal record) should only include information about your criminal convictions or cases that occurred in Massachusetts, not in Maine. If your employer in Massachusetts checks your CORI there shouldn't be any reference to the Maine charge unless the probation department...

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  3. Hows does prosection prove someone to be driving to endanger?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Topazio
    2. Lauren Craig Redmond
    2 lawyer answers

    The elements to establish what a prosecutor would need to prove in court to obtain a conviction for negligent operation were properly spelled out in the proceeding answer to this question. With that being said, based on the facts in your question, (an individual driving the speed limit, not swerving, etc.), in my opinion would not be charged with operating to endanger based solely on the added fact that a child was running after the car form 20 feet away. Be advised that I have assumed, for...

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  4. How long is a license suspended in MA for a first OUI offense?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. James Michael Dunn
    3. Steven John Topazio
    4. Steven S. Blair
    4 lawyer answers

    License suspension for failing a breath test with a BAC of .08 or higher: •Loss of license for 30 days or until the case is disposed of by trial, plea or dismissal, whichever comes first. •If under the age of 21, a loss of license of 180 days for breath test result of .02 or greater. •Automobile impounded for 12 hours following arrest, regardless of who comes to pick it up. •Breath test failure is considered a "per se" violation of the law and is admissible in the prosecution as long as...

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  5. Any updates on Annie Dookhan cases

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Steven John Topazio
    4. Benjamin Urbelis
    4 lawyer answers

    Annie Dookhan is the disgraced chemist at the center of the state drug lab scandal at the Hinton Lab and accused of deliberately faking test results on drug samples in criminal cases, and currently is awaiting trial herself. Annie Dookhan was also accused of falsely claiming that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry while testifying as an expert witness on several criminal cases. The Hinton Drug Lab had a practice of having two chemists sign the drug certifications. There was a primary...

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  6. My vehichle was within the 7 day grace period to register, but received a ticket (criminal) and towed. Is this legal?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven John Topazio
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    3. Terri D. Leary
    3 lawyer answers

    I would contest the citation if you were transferring your registration from a motor vehicle you owned to the one you just purchased. If you comply with the transfer registration law, you will be able to operate your vehicle during the seven (7) day grace period. The seven (7) days runs from the date you get rid of your previous to 5:00 pm on the seventh day so as to give you time to register the newly acquired vehicle. Driving during this seven (7) day grace period is not automatic. You...

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  7. Can a 258E prevent the renewal of an F.I.D. card?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Steven John Topazio
    2. Neil S Tassel
    2 lawyer answers

    The mere fact that you were served with a 258E Restraining Order does not mean you will be disqualified when it comes time to renew your F.I.D. card. You will be asked however to surrender your license and all your weapons if the order is in fact issued but you can get your license and guns back once the order lapses or is terminated. Attorney Steven J. Topazio 10 Winthrop Square, Suite 4100 Boston, MA 02110 617-422-5803 Email: stopazio@topaziolaw.com Web: www.topaziolaw....

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  8. Questions about license reinstatement hearing after OUI arrest and suspension for refusal, following dismissal of OUI charge.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Howard Erlich
    2. Steven John Topazio
    3. Martsyl Joseph
    3 lawyer answers

    In order for Massachusetts to suspend you right to operate for 3 years for a chemical test refusal following a second DUI offense the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles must have evidence that your were assigned to an alcohol or controlled substance education, treatment or rehabilitation program in Connecticut for a prior DUI offense. I am assuming that the diversionary program you received for your Connecticut DUI constitutes a conviction under Connecticut law for this purpose and thus...

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  9. I have suspended driver license for the speeding ticket I got 2.5 years ago. Can I appeal for the ticket or suspension?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven John Topazio
    2. Michael J Palumbo
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    It is too late to appeal the ticket to court but I would contact the RMV and see if they will re-schedule the hearing on your ticket because you never received notice for the Magistrate appeal. Consult with an attorney to see if it is feasible to have the RMV vacate the default judgment entered against you and grant you your requested Magistrate hearing. If you are granted a hearing then any license suspension in MA will be lifted, which will also restore your driving privileges in NY. Be...

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  10. Dismissed with community service hours

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. David C. Newton
    3. Steven John Topazio
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer will depend on whether your friend was arrested or not. If your friend was arrested and fingerprinted then he must also be aware of the fact that information regarding the arrest will be reported to the FBI and maintained in a separate database referred to as the Triple I (III). The Interstate Identification Index (III) is part of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) network. The NCIC is the United States' central database for tracking crime-related information. The NCIC...

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