Charged with a crime in or near Amesbury, MA? Scott F. Boochio is a criminal defense attorney at law that can protect your rights under the law. He has more than 12 years of effective criminal defense practice. Our criminal defense law firm has more than 25 years combined experience. We have the legal skills to protect you in Amesbury, MA area courts. Whether you’re coping 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 legal team can protect your rights and see that you are dealt with equally under the law. Don’t gamble your freedom when fighting criminal charges. Call and speak with one of our defense attorneys, we know how to educate you of your legal rights and how we will defend them. Our lawyers will talk with you, educate you of your legal rights, and develop a successful legal plan of action. As an aggressive legal team of lawyers, we contend our clients against scandalous, unjust, or unwanted charges. Our attorneys are well-versed in Massachusetts criminal law. We commit our expertise in defending our clients. You deserve the best defense possible, and we take pride in providing it. When you are being confronted with criminal charges, potential heavy sentences, and even your incarceration, our attorneys fight for you. After serving the Amesbury, MA area for many years, we understand the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. We will examine all aspects of your case so that we can focus on a vigorous defense as your legal representative. We will guide you throughout your criminal proceedings, all throughout the trial process. We will give you encouragement knowing we are looking after you.
Amesbury, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Attorneys
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. So, if you drive a motor vehicle on a public way, 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. 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.
B&E and/or Home Invasion carries serious criminal sentences in Massachusetts. You will need a skilled criminal defense attorney to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these crimes.
Being charged under the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be a serious felony in Massachusetts. 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. When your freedom is at risk, you need a criminal defense attorney that knows how to defend you against these criminal charges.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
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 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 possession limit is up to 10 oz in your home, and no more than 1 oz on your person. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to alcohol. 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. 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. 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.
Have you been arrested or charged with domestic violence?
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 law firm is extremely capable of defending you against domestic violence charges.
Facing allegations of armed robbery in Amesbury, MA?
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. 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. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.