For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has practiced law as a criminal defense lawyer helping Carlisle, MA and the nearby cities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law experience. Our team of criminal defense attorneys can defend you in your Carlisle, MA criminal matter. Whether you’re dealing with a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we defend you. Our attorneys have extensive legal expertise in all drug possession-related cases, helping you know your rights and defend them. If you’ve found yourself in a position where you have to have a criminal defense attorney to represent and defend you in trial, call our legal defense team. Our defense team will talk with you, notify you of your rights, and formulate a powerful defense strategy. We defend our clients to protect against all harmful, unjust, or legally debateable tactics. Over our decades of successful defense law practice, we’ve come to know the law of Massachusetts. Not only are we incredibly knowledgeable, we are zealous about our clients. We will aggressively defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. We are at home with the local laws you may be charged under if arrested or appearing in front of the judge in Carlisle, MA. We will research all elements of your charges so that we can focus on a dynamic defense for you. We will guide you during your criminal case, all throughout the trial process. Having a potent defense lawyer in your corner can help minimize the anxiety you are feeling.
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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. So, if you drive a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or other substances and/or have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. You will face criminal sentences of up to two and half years in jail and/or a fine anywhere from $500.00-$5,000.00.
Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion criminal defense lawyer Carlisle, MA and the bordering towns.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering is often prosecuted as a significant felony in Massachusetts. 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. When your future is at risk, you need an attorney that understands how to defend you against these charges.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced 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 possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. However, you cannot use marijuana in any form in public or on federal land. The possession limit is up to 10 oz in your home, and no more than 1 oz on your person. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to alcohol. Note, you can still be criminally charged for possessing more than 1oz of marijuana on your person. Penalties can be up to one year of jail/prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Also note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. Best practice is to thoroughly know the local laws, employer’s rules, and even housing policies that refer to marijuana and its use. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. 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. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Carlisle, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with domestic violence. You can face charges for domestic violence, even if the victim does not pursue criminal charges. Prosecutors often go after these cases. Your right to own a firearm and your immigration status (if you are not a United States citizen) can be at risk as well as criminal convictions from misdemeanors to felonies. Our law firm is extremely capable of defending you against domestic violence charges.
Armed Robbery Defense
Massachusetts General Law Part IV Title I Chapter 265 section 17, regarding armed robbery 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 you have anything that distorts your face (like a mask) on during the robbery, you may face more severe criminal penalties. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. 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. As an example, stealing a purse from a woman walking is less serious than robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and threatening store employees with a rifle. Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.