Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has represented those dealing with criminal charges in Stratham, MA and the nearby communities. Our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law experience. Our lawyers can defend you in your Stratham, MA criminal matter. Whether you’re dealing with a DUI/OUI or a drug related crime, we defend and represent you. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry heavy criminal penalties in Massachusetts. Our law firm can protect your rights and see that you are treated equally under the law.If you’ve decided you need legal counsel to represent and defend you in in the courtroom, contact our team. We’ll consult with you and talk about your rights, represent you in in front of the judge and argue for the minimum achievable sentence. As a professional group of attorneys, we contend our clients against abusive, unfair, or harassing investigations. Our lawyers are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. We commit our expertise in protecting our clients. You should have the best defense possible, and we pride ourselves in providing it. We go far beyond what’s expected when representing our clients to the best of our abilities. We are no stranger to the local laws you may be charged under if arrested or appearing the courtroom in Stratham, MA. You will need an attorney at law who can build a complete and leak-proof defense for your situation. We understand how stressful a criminal arrest can be. We will support you during this time. Having a potent defense legal team working for you can help reduce the stress you are feeling.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney Stratham, 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. If you are arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. The punishment 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.
Searching for a B&E or Home Invasion legal team near you?
The common law criminal offense of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can result in a life-altering 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 facing a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. When your freedom is at risk, you need a criminal defense attorney that knows how to defend you against these allegations.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
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. Usually 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.
Also, Marijuana is now legal 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. But, it is still a criminal offense to possess more than one ounce of marijuana. You can face a criminal sentence of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. 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. Heroin charges do not require possession. If convicted for knowing of the heroin’s presence, you can face up to one year of incarceration and up to a fine of $1,000. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. Subsequent offenses carry criminal liability of up to five years of incarceration in the state prison and/or a fine of up to $5000.00 and imprisonment in jail or the house of corrections for up to 2 and a half years.
Stratham, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney
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.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyer Stratham, MA
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. If certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. 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. 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.