Charged with a crime in or near Swampscott, MA? Scott F. Boochio is a criminal defense attorney that can help you. He has more than 12 years of winning criminal defense practice. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law trial experience. Our legal defense team can represent and defend you in your Swampscott, MA criminal matter. Whether you’re being charged with a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we work for you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We know your legal rights under Massachusetts law and will endeavor to defend them.If you have been jailed for one of these criminal offenses, get in touch with our office as soon as you can. We’ll meet with you and go over your rights, represent and defend you in court and fight for the lowest likely criminal sentence. We stand for our clients to stop all abusive, unjust, or legally debateable tactics. We are no stranger to the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal arrest. Not only are we incredibly knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. We will aggressively defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. After practicing law in the Swampscott, MA area for a number of years, we understand the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. You will need an attorney at law who can establish a comprehensive and rigorous defense for your situation. It will be a long road ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- one step at a time. We’re here to defend your rights and liberties.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney Swampscott, MA
Driving under the influence in Massachusetts is governed by Massachusetts’ General Law Part I Title XIV Chapter 90 section 24(1)(a)(1), which 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 a criminal liability 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 attorney at law Swampscott, MA and the surrounding towns.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering crimes are severe offenses in Swampscott, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer’s 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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
In Massachusetts, marijuana is now legal if you are 21 or older. Although legal, you cannot use marijuana on federal lands, or in public. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz 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. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $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.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney Swampscott, MA
Domestic Violence is an assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship. Prosecutors often prosecute these cases, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. Domestic violence convictions carry severe criminal as well as other potential penalties affecting your rights. Our domestic violence attorneys can competently defend you against all assault and domestic violence allegations.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney at law Swampscott, 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. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. Massachusetts law Chapter 265 section 19(b) 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. As an example, stealing a purse from a woman walking is less serious than robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and threatening store employees with a rifle. Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.