Resisting Arrest M.G.L. c. 268 § 32B

Steven John Topazio

Case Conclusion Date:August 14, 2012

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Case Dismissed.

Description:The client, a 20 year old high school graduate, was arrested after becoming combative with a police officer and resisting arrest. According to the police report the client refused to identify himself to the police when asked. He was evasive and began moving around. His movement made the officer nervous. The officer requested to pat the exterior of the client’s clothing to make sure he did not have weapon after the officer noticed the client was wearing the same colors as local gang members. When the officer reached over toward the client he become combative and pushed the officer’s hand away. Due to the client foul language and out of control behavior taking place in the present of numerous frighten school children the officer took the client to the ground and handcuffed him. After being handcuffed marijuana was found on the client. The client thereafter exchanged pleasantries with the officers which involved the client stating he wanted to kill the officer. Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio filed a motion to dismiss the charges alleging the police officer created the confrontation that resulted in his client being arrested. Today Attorney Topazio convinced the Court and District Attorney to dismiss all charges against his client upon completion of 17 hours of community service. Contact Attorney Topazio online today by visiting or call 617-422-5803 to schedule a free consultation.