Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has defended those dealing with criminal charges in Lexington, MA and the surrounding communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law trial experience. Our attorneys can represent you in your Lexington, MA criminal matter. If you have been caught for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can aggressively defend you. Our attorneys have extensive legal experience in all drug possession-related arrests, ensuring you know your legal rights and defend them. Don’t endanger your freedom when defending criminal allegations. Call and consult with one of our defense attorneys, we know how to inform you of your protection under the law and how we will aggressively defend them. We suggest you get in touch with one of our criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible, the quicker you retain our law firm, the sooner we can begin defending your protection under the law. We stand for our clients against all harmful, unfair, or legally dubious tactics. Over our years of effective defense law practice, we’ve become very proficient in the law of Massachusetts. Understanding of the criminal law is only the starting point. We combine this knowledge with a legal team of lawyers who are serious about their client’s futures. We go the distance when defending our clients to the best of our abilities. A local criminal defense attorney understands the local specific laws that might apply to your arrest. We’ve litigated in this area and fully understand the Lexington, MA criminal system You must have a lawyer who can develop a sound and air-tight defense for your case. We will guide you through your criminal proceedings, through each step of the process. We will give you self-assurance knowing we are defending you.
Looking for a DUI/OUI attorney near you?
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 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.
If you have been stopped and arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or around Lexington, MA our criminal defense attorneys can help you.
In Massachusetts, Breaking and Entering and/or Burglary offenses can lead to serious felony charges. 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 an attorney that knows how to defend you against these allegations.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
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. You may have up to 1oz on your person and up to 10oz in your home. It is considered 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 note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. 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. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
An assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship is considered domestic violence . Prosecutors often prosecute these cases, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. Your right to own a firearm and your immigration status (if you are not a United States citizen) can be at risk as well as criminal convictions from misdemeanors to felonies. 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.
Criminal Defense of 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. 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. Robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and pointing a shotgun at the cashier (ex. armed robbery) is more serious than snatching a woman’s purse while walking down the street (ex. unarmed robbery). Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.