Charged with a crime in or near Littleton, MA? Scott F. Boochio is a criminal defense lawyer that can help you. He has more than 12 years of successful criminal defense practice. With over 25 years of combined experience throughout our team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the top criminal lawyers in Littleton, MA. If you have been stopped and arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can defend you. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry serious criminal sentences in Massachusetts. Our legal team can safeguard your rights and see that you are treated fairly under the law.If you have been jailed for one of these criminal offenses, call or email our office asap. Our legal team will meet with you, advise you of your rights, and develop a powerful defense plan of action. Our group of dedicated criminal attorneys believes you should be afforded all the rights the law allows you. We will fight for your protection under the law at all times. Our lawyers are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. Practical knowledge of the criminal law is only the starting point. We integrate this knowledge with a legal team of attorneys who are serious about their client’s futures. We go the extra mile when defending our clients to the best of our abilities. When there are very specific and rigid laws regarding criminal arrests in Littleton, MA, it is best you hire an attorney who’s served the region for a great deal of time, knowing the ins and outs of your city and state’s laws. You should have an attorney at law who can establish a complete and air-tight defense for your situation. It will undoubtedly be a tough climb ahead, but we’ll take it together- every step of the way. Having a potent defense legal team on your side can help decrease the stress you are experiencing.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney Littleton, MA
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. If you are stopped and arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. You will face criminal liability of up to two and half years in jail and/or a fine anywhere from $500.00-$5,000.00.
B&E and/or Home Invasion bears severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You will need a skilled criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these criminal offenses.
Being arrested, charged, and convicted of the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be 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 freedom is at risk, you need a criminal defense attorney that understands how to defend you against these criminal 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. If you have been charged with drug possession, to be found guilty the following must apply:
You must have knowledge of the substance, have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. That being said, it still cannot be consumed in any form in public or on federal land. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz on your person. It is considered 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. Also, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town 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 can be charged for heroin crimes, even if you do not possess the heroin. 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. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Littleton, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney at Law
Domestic Violence is an assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship. 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. Put Attorney at law Scott Bocchio and his Criminal Defense Team’s 25 years of experience in defending Domestic Violence charges to work for you.
Littleton, MA Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyers
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 you wear a mask or distort your face in some way, the penalties are more severe. If during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Chapter 265 section 19(b) of state law defines unarmed robbery by stating; 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. Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.