Case Conclusion Date: August 20, 2012
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Case dismissed.
Description: The client, a 39 year old professional, received an application for criminal complaint after getting into a multi-car crash on route 24 in Avon, Massachusetts, hired Boston Criminal Defense Attorney Steven J. Topazio to represent him. A clerk-magistrate has discretion in determining whether probable cause exists to warrant the commencement of criminal proceedings. Such a determination is made on consideration of the application and the testimony of the complainant. Once the magistrate has satisfied himself that the complainant has presented such a statement of accusation, process must issue. According to the police report, the client struck the rear on a pickup truck pushing is approximately 75 feet. The client’s motor vehicle left skid marks of approximately 60 feet prior to the crash. Both the client and other operator of the other motor vehicle were transported via ambulance to local hospitals. Attorney Topazio obtained documentation form the Registry of Motor vehicles indicating that his client was properly licensed on the day of the accident, and proof that his client was properly insured. Today, the client testified that he was startled by the other vehicle which stopped unexpectedly on the other side of a small hill. Despite the client’s rate of speed and manner of operation which led to this rear end collision, Attorney Topazio was able to persuade the Magistrate to dismiss all charges against his client. Contact Attorney Topazio online today by visiting www.topaziolaw.com or call 617-422-5803 to schedule a free consultation.