For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has practiced law as a criminal defense lawyer helping Woburn, MA and the nearby areas. With over 25 years of overall experience throughout our legal team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the top criminal lawyers in Woburn, MA. If you have been caught for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can defend you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We know your legal rights under Massachusetts law and will strive to defend them.If you’ve been arrested for one of these criminal activities, contact our office before you speak with police any further. Our defense team will speak with you, notify you of your protection under the law, and put together a successful legal plan. As your legal team of lawyers, we argue our clients against scandalous, unfair, or unwanted allegations. Our lawyers are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. We invest our expertise in defending our clients. You deserve the best defense available, and we take pride in delivering it. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. When there are very distinct and exacting laws regarding criminal arrests in Woburn, MA, it is best you hire an lawyer who’s practiced in the area for a great deal of time, knowing the intricacies of your city and state’s laws. As defense lawyers, we examine your arrest and criminal charges and prepare an individual defense answer to respond to the prosecution’s charges We will advise you during your criminal proceedings, through each step of the process. Having a powerful defense legal team working for you can help minimize the worry you are feeling.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Woburn, 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. 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 may face criminal sentences 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 carries severe criminal sentences in Massachusetts. You need a skilled criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these criminal offenses.
The common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can result in a serious felony charge 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. An attorney’s experience and reputation are the best response to such life altering charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Massachusetts Drug Offenses Criminal Defense Attorney
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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
Also, Marijuana is now legal 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. 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. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. 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 do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. 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. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
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. From misdemeanor to felony charges, domestic violence convictions carry their own criminal penalties. A conviction can also affect your rights to own or possess a firearm, and if you are not a US citizen, your immigration status can be negatively affected as well. 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
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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. If during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. 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. Wearing a mask and pointing a shotgun at the cashier while robbing a store (armed robbery) is more serious than stealing a woman’s purse while walking down the street (unarmed robbery). Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.