For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense attorney helping West Newbury, MA and the surrounding cities. Our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law practice. Our criminal defense legal team can advise and represent you in your West Newbury, MA criminal matter. If you are facing criminal charges in the West Newbury, MA area, we have the experience to fight for your rights under the law and secure your freedom. We represent your interests, no matter the criminal offense you’ve been charged with. Our attorneys have vast legal knowledge in all drug possession-related cases, ensuring you understand your protections under the law and defend them. If you have been jailed for one of these criminal offenses, call or email our office as soon as possible. Our legal team will speak with you, advise you of your rights, and develop the best criminal defense plan of action. As your team of attorneys, we argue our clients against abusive, unjust, or unwanted charges. We are experienced with the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal arrest. Practical knowledge of the criminal law is only the starting point. We incorporate this knowledge with a group of attorneys who are serious about their client’s futures. When you are facing criminal allegations, possible heavy criminal sentences, and even your loss of liberty, our lawyers fight on your behalf. After serving the West Newbury, MA area for many years, we understand the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. We will examine all aspects of your charges so that we can focus on a dynamic defense on your behalf. We appreciate how aggravating a criminal investigation, arrest, and charges can be. We will support you throughout this time. Having a strong defense legal team working for you can help decrease the stress you are experiencing.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Lawyer West Newbury, 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 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.
B&E and/or Home Invasion bears significant criminal sentences in Massachusetts. You will need a skilled criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been charged with these crimes.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering crimes are severe offenses in West Newbury, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be facing a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. When your future is at risk, you need a lawyer that understands how to defend you against these allegations.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in West Newbury, 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 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. That being said, it still cannot be consumed in any form in public or on federal land. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz on your person. It is against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana, like 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. Also, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town 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. If you’ve been arrested for heroin possession, you can be charged with criminal charges even if you’re not in possession of the heroin. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. 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 Attorney West Newbury, MA
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with domestic violence. This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, 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 West Newbury, MA
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. If during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion, the penalty is more severe. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.