Scott Bocchio, criminal defense lawyer, has defended those arrested in the Burlington, MA area for more than 12 years. Our criminal defense lawyers have well over 25 years combined experience. We know how to work for you in Burlington, MA area courts. Whether you’re dealing with a DUI/OUI or a drug related crime, we defend you. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry hefty criminal sentences in Massachusetts. We can defend your rights and ensure you are handled fairly under the law.If you have been apprehended for one of these crimes, contact our office as soon as possible. Our defense team will speak with you, inform you of your rights, and put together the best criminal defense plan of action. Our team of dedicated criminal lawyers believes you deserve all the safeguards the law affords you. We will work to protect your legal rights at all times. As criminal defense lawyers, our team is competent defending our clients Massachusetts criminal laws. Not only are we incredibly knowledgeable, we are passionate about our clients. We will seek to defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. When there are very distinct and exacting laws regarding criminal arrests in Burlington, MA, it is strongly advised you hire an attorney who’s practiced in the region for a great deal of time, knowing the ins and outs of your city and state’s laws. You will need a lawyer who can develop a complete and leak-proof defense for your case. We appreciate how stressful a criminal arrest can be. We will walk with you for the duration of this time. We’ll work to see that you attain the best possible outcome.
Burlington, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Law Firm
Massachusetts’ General Law Part I Title XIV states: Whoever, upon any way or in any place to which the public has a right of access, or upon any way or in any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, operates a motor vehicle with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood eight one-hundredths or greater, or while under the influence of intoxicating liquors, or of marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances, all as defined in section one of chapter ninety-four C, or the vapors of glue shall be punished by a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years, or both such fine and imprisonment. Operating a motor vehicle on a public road with a BAC of .08 or greater, you can be arrested and charged for DUI/OUI under the law You will face a criminal liability of up to two and half years in jail and/or a fine anywhere from $500.00-$5,000.00.
If you have been jailed for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or close to Burlington, MA our criminal defense attorneys can help you.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering charges are severe offenses in Burlington, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. An attorney’s experience and track record are the best answer to such challenging charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Massachusetts Drug Offenses Criminal Defense Lawyer
Individuals knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription are violating the law in Massachusetts. You can face punishment of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Typically fines and the amount spent vary on the substance itself and the amount found on your person. To be found guilty of possession, you must:
You must have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. Although legal, you cannot use marijuana on federal lands, or in public. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz on your person. Like alcohol, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. But, it is still a criminal offense to possess more than one ounce of marijuana. You can face a criminal sentence of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. Heroin charges do not require possession. Mere knowledge that the heroin is present is enough to carry a criminal liability of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $2,000. Additional convictions can result in convictions resulting in up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5000.00
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with domestic violence. This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. Domestic Violence can range from misdemeanor to felony charges, each carrying not only their substantive penalties but also possible collateral consequences, affecting rights to own or possess firearms and the ability of non-citizens to remain in the United States. Our firm’s 25 years of criminal defense, including assault and domestic violence, can give you the confidence you need to face these charges confidently.
Criminal Defense of Armed Robbery
Armed Robbery is governed by Massachusetts General Law Part IV Title I Chapter 265 section 17, which states; Whoever, being armed with a dangerous weapon, assaults another and robs, steals or takes from his person, money or other property which may be the subject of larceny shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years. If during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion, the penalty is more severe. If certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. Unarmed Robbery is governed by Chapter 265 section 19(b), and states; Whoever, not being armed with a dangerous weapon, by force and violence, or by assault and putting in fear, robs, steals, or takes from the person of another, or from his immediate control, money or other property which may be the subject of larceny, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.