Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For more than 12 years Scott F. Boochio has defended those fighting criminal charges in Melrose, MA and the nearby communities. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law litigation history. Our lawyers can advise and represent you in your Melrose, MA criminal matter. If you have been arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can aggressively defend you. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry hefty criminal sentences in Massachusetts. Our legal team can safeguard your rights and ensure you are dealt with fairly under the law.If you’ve found yourself in a position where you require legal counsel to represent and defend you in your criminal proceedings, get in touch with our law firm. We will meet with you and go over your rights, represent you in the courtroom and fight for the lowest achievable sentence. We stand for our clients to stop all harmful, unjust, or legally debateable tactics. Our attorneys are well-versed in Massachusetts criminal law. Understanding of the criminal law is only the beginning. We integrate this legal knowledge with a team of attorneys who are serious about their client’s futures. We will aggressively defend you at every step of the criminal proceedings. When there are very specific and strict laws regarding criminal offenses in Melrose, MA, it is best you hire an lawyer who’s practiced in the area for a great deal of time, knowing the intricacies of your city and state’s laws. You must have an attorney at law who can develop a sound and rigorous defense for your case. We will guide you throughout your criminal proceedings, through each step of the process. Having a powerful defense legal team on your side can help decrease the worry you are feeling.
Looking for a DUI/OUI lawyer 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. It’s clear that the law says, if you drive a motor vehicle on a public street or highway, while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or other substances and/or have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the statute. 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.
Looking for a B&E or Home Invasion lawyer or attorney near you?
In Massachusetts, Breaking and Entering and/or Burglary offenses 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 facing these life altering charges, you need an attorney familiar with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start defending yourself now.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Melrose, MA, MA?
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. Up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine is the penalty for these crimes in Massachusetts. The fines and amount you spend to defend yourself can vary depending on the substance itself and the amount found on your person. To be found guilty of possession, you must:
You must possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
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. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. 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 the arrest is for heroin possession, you do not need to be in actual possession of the substance to face criminal charges. 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. A first offense possession of heroin conviction can result in a criminal sentence of up to two years in the house of corrections and up to a $2000.00 fine. 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 Melrose, MA
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with domestic violence. Prosecutors often prosecute these cases, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. 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.
Melrose, MA Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyers
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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. If during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Chapter 265 section 19(b) of state law defines unarmed robbery by stating; 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). Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.