Are you trying to find an experienced criminal defense lawyer near you? For more than 12 years Scott F. Boochio has represented those arrested for criminal charges in Waltham, MA and the nearby communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law experience. Our attorneys can defend you in your Waltham, MA criminal matter. Whether you’re coping with a DUI/OUI or a drug related crime, we defend you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We know your rights under Massachusetts general law and will endeavor to defend them. Don’t endanger your freedom when encountering criminal allegations. Call and consult with one of our defense lawyers, we know how to inform you of your rights and how we will defend them. Our attorneys will meet with you, educate you of your legal rights, and put together a powerful criminal defense plan of action. As your team of lawyers, we contend our clients against abusive, unjust, or unwanted allegations. We are familiar with the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal case. Not only are we truly knowledgeable, we are passionate about our clients. We go far beyond what’s expected when representing and defending our clients to the best of our abilities. We are no stranger to the location specific laws you may be charged under if charged with a crime or appearing in front of the judge in Waltham, MA. You should have an attorney who can establish a comprehensive and leak-proof defense for your case. It will undoubtedly be a long road ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- one step at a time. We’ll work to see that you receive the best possible outcome.
Waltham, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Law Firm
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 will 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 bears serious criminal sentences in Massachusetts. You need a competent criminal defense lawyer to defend you if you have been charged with these criminal activities.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be a severe 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 arrested for these serious charges, you need an attorney familiar with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself now.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Waltham, MA, MA?
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. You may have up to 1oz on your person and up to 10oz in your home. It is against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana, like alcohol. However, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana carries criminal liability of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. Best practice is to thoroughly know the local laws, employer’s rules, and even housing policies that refer to marijuana and its use. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. 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. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $2,000. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Domestic violence defense in Waltham, MA
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. 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.
Armed Robbery Defense
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 have anything that distorts your face (like a mask) on during the robbery, you may face more severe criminal penalties. Punishment is greater yet if, during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms. 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. 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). Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.