For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense lawyer helping Wakefield, MA and the surrounding cities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law court room experience. Our lawyers can represent you in your Wakefield, MA criminal matter. If you are arrested for criminal charges in the Wakefield, MA area, we have the know-how to help you and secure your freedom. We represent your interests, no matter the criminal offense you’ve been charged with. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry weighty criminal penalties in Massachusetts. Our legal team can defend your rights and ensure you are treated equally under the law. Don’t take a chance on your freedom when facing criminal charges. Call and speak with one of our defense attorneys, we know how to educate you of your legal rights and how we will aggressively defend them. We will sit down with you and inform you of your rights, represent you in in front of the judge and argue for the minimum achievable sentence. Our group of dedicated criminal attorneys is persuaded you deserve all the rights the law affords you. We will work to protect your rights at all times. Our lawyers are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. We dedicate our expertise in protecting our clients. You should have the best defense possible, and we pride ourselves in delivering it. We will seek to defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. After serving the Wakefield, MA area for several years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. You will need a lawyer who can build a complete and leak-proof defense for your case. Criminal proceedings can be complex. We’ll make sure you realize what is transpiring and how we are defending your specific case. We’ll work to see that you attain the least possible sentence..
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney at law Wakefield, MA
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. 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 The penalty you could face if convicted is 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 attorney at law Wakefield, MA and the bordering towns.
In Massachusetts, Breaking and Entering and/or Burglary offenses can lead to serious felony charges. 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. A lawyer’s experience and track record are the best response to such challenging charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. Up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine is the penalty for these crimes in Massachusetts. The fines and amount you spend to defend yourself can vary depending 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 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. Also note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. It is best to check these rules when starting a new job, moving into a new living space, or town to make sure you are not in violation of these policies. You can be charged for heroin crimes, even if you do not possess the heroin. 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. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Domestic violence defense in Wakefield, MA
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. Prosecutors often prosecute these cases, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. Domestic violence convictions carry severe criminal as well as other potential penalties affecting your rights. 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.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney at law Wakefield, MA
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. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. 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. Robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and pointing a shotgun at the cashier (ex. armed robbery) is more serious than snatching a woman’s purse while walking down the street (ex. unarmed robbery). Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.