For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense attorney helping Nashua, MA and the nearby cities. With over 25 years of overall experience throughout our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the leading criminal attorneys in Nashua, MA. If you are dealing with criminal charges in the Nashua, MA area, we have the knowledge to help you and secure your freedom. We do the job, no matter the offense you’ve been arrested for. Our attorneys have vast legal experience in all drug possession-related trials, we make sure you know your protections under the law and defend them. If you have been stopped and arrested for one of these criminal activities, contact our office as soon as possible. We advise you contact one of our attorneys asap, the quicker you retain our law firm, the sooner we can start defending your legal rights. We are a symbol of our clients to protect against all abusive, unfair, or legally questionable practices. Our lawyers are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. Knowledge of the law is only the beginning. We integrate this legal knowledge with a legal team of attorneys who are serious about their client’s futures. When you are being confronted with criminal charges, possible heavy criminal sentences, and even your incarceration, our team fights for you. When there are very distinct and exacting laws regarding criminal charges in Nashua, MA, it is best you hire an attorney who’s served the area for a considerable number of years, knowing the intricacies of your city and state’s laws. You will need a lawyer who can establish a sound and air-tight defense for your situation. It will undoubtedly be a challenging time ahead, but we’ll get through it together- one step at a time. We will give you self-assurance knowing we are looking after you.
Nashua, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Lawyers
Driving under the influence in Massachusetts is governed by Massachusetts’ General Law Part I Title XIV Chapter 90 section 24(1)(a)(1), which 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 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 sentences of up to two and half years in jail and/or a fine anywhere from $500.00-$5,000.00.
If you have been stopped and arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or near Nashua, MA our criminal defense team can defend you.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be a serious felony in Massachusetts. If the property alleged to have been entered is a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion” carrying a potential maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. If you are facing these serious charges, you need an attorney experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself now.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney at law
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 actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
In Massachusetts, marijuana is now legal if you are 21 or 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. It is considered illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. 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. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. When starting a new job, moving into a new dwelling, or moving locations you should do the research to ensure you are not in violation of any other rules, policies, or laws. Heroin charges do not require possession. If convicted for knowing of the heroin’s presence, you can face up to one year of incarceration and up to a fine of $1,000. Actual possession of heroin (first offense) carries a criminal liability of up to two years in the house of corrections and up to a $2000.00 fine. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
If you’ve been arrested for an assault that occurred with someone with which you have a domestic relationship, you can be charged with domestic violence. Even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to file charges, prosecutors often do. 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.
Nashua, 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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. Punishment is greater yet if, during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms. Massachusetts law Chapter 265 section 19(b) 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.