Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For more than 12 years Scott F. Boochio has served those dealing with criminal charges in Boston, MA and the surrounding communities. With over 25 years of blended experience throughout our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the premier criminal lawyers in Boston, MA. Whether you’re coping with a DUI/OUI or a drug related crime, we work for you. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. Our law firm can protect your rights and see that you are handled fairly under the law. Don’t risk your freedom when facing criminal charges. Call and talk to one of our defense attorneys, we will inform you of your protection under the law and how we will defend them. We’ll sit down with you and go over your rights, represent you in in front of the judge and argue for the lowest achievable criminal sentence. We stand for our clients against all harmful, unfair, or legally debateable tactics. Over our decades of valuable defense law experience, we’ve become very proficient in the law of Massachusetts. We invest our expertise in defending our clients. You should have the best defense possible, and we pride ourselves in delivering it. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. We are at home with the local laws you may be charged under if arrested or appearing the courtroom in Boston, MA. Our attorneys will analyze your circumstances and develop a comprehensive defense plan of action. Criminal cases can be complicated. We’ll ensure you understand what is happening and how we are defending your arrest and charges. We’re here to make this as painless as possible.
Boston, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Attorneys
Massachusetts’ DUI/OUI law says; 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 may 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 Boston, MA and the surrounding towns.
The common law criminal offense of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can result in a serious felony charge 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. A law firm with attorneys that have the trial experience and reputation are the best answer to such serious charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Massachusetts Drug Offenses 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 possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
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 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. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. 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. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. Just knowing heroin is present can lead to a criminal sentence 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. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer Boston, MA
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with domestic violence. Even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to file charges, prosecutors often do. 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. Put Lawyer Scott Bocchio and his Criminal Defense Team’s 25 years of experience in defending Domestic Violence charges to work for you.
Boston, MA Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyers
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. According to Massachusetts law, unarmed robbery is defined as: 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). Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.