Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer or attorney near you? For more than 12 years Scott F. Boochio has served those dealing with criminal charges in Hampton Falls, MA and the nearby communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law experience. Our criminal defense legal team can defend you in your Hampton Falls, MA criminal matter. If you have been arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can defend you. Our lawyers have practical legal expertise in all drug possession-related cases, we make sure you understand your rights and defend them. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you have to have a lawyer to represent and defend you in your case, get in touch with our law firm. Our lawyers will talk with you, notify you of your rights, and formulate a strong defense strategy. Our team of dedicated criminal attorneys is convinced you should be afforded all the safeguards the law allows you. We will fight for your rights at all times. Our attorneys are well-versed in Massachusetts criminal law. Not only are we truly knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. After serving the Hampton Falls, MA area for several years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. Our lawyers will look at your situation and devise a comprehensive defense plan of action. We know how stressful a criminal investigation, arrest, and charges can be. We will stand with you throughout this criminal proceeding. Having a potent defense law firm working for you can help reduce the stress you are feeling.
Hampton Falls, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Law Firm
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. The sentence 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.
If you have been arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or around Hampton Falls, MA our criminal defense lawyers can defend you.
In Massachusetts, Breaking and Entering and/or Burglary arrests can lead to serious felony charges. 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.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. You can face punishment of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Generally fines and the amount spent vary on the substance itself and the amount found on your person. To be found guilty of possession, you must:
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. Although legal, you cannot use marijuana on federal lands, or in public. The possession limit is up to 10 oz in your home, and no more than 1 oz on your person. Like alcohol, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. 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. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. Best practice is to thoroughly know the local laws, employer’s rules, and even housing policies that refer to marijuana and its use. Heroin charges do not require possession. 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. 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.
Hampton Falls, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Law Firm
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. Even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to file charges, prosecutors often do. Domestic Violence can range from misdemeanor to felony charges, each carrying not only their substantive penalties but also possible collateral consequences, affecting rights to own or possess firearms and the ability of non-citizens to remain in the United States. Our law firm is extremely capable of defending you against domestic violence charges.
Arrested or Charged with Armed Robbery?
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. If during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Unarmed Robbery is governed by Chapter 265 section 19(b), and 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.