Scott Bocchio, criminal defense lawyer, has defended those charged with a crime around the Billerica, MA area for more than 12 years. Our criminal defense attorneys have more than 25 years combined trial experience. We are conveniently located to protect you in Billerica, MA area courts. If you are facing criminal charges in the Billerica, MA area, we have the experience to defend your rights and protect your liberty. We represent your interests, irrespective of the crime you’ve been charged with. Our lawyers have practical legal expertise in all drug possession-related allegations and arrests, we make sure you know your protections under the law and defend them. If you’ve been apprehended for one of these criminal offenses, call or email our office as soon as possible. Our lawyers will meet with you, notify you of your protection under the law, and develop a fruitful criminal defense plan of action. Our team of hardworking criminal attorneys believes you should have all the safeguards the law affords you. We will always seek to defend your protection under the law at all times. Our attorneys are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. Understanding of the criminal law is only the starting point. We combine this knowledge with a group of lawyers who really care about their client’s futures. When you are facing criminal charges, potentiality heavy penalties, and even your loss of liberty, our lawyers fight on your behalf. A local criminal defense law firm understands the local specific laws that could apply to your arrest. We’ve litigated in this area and know the Billerica, MA criminal system We will investigate all aspects of your case so that we can pursue a vigorous defense for you. Criminal cases can be complex. We’ll make sure you understand what is transpiring and how we are defending your case. We’re here to make this as painless as possible.
Billerica, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Attorneys
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 stopped and arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. The sentence 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 arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or close to Billerica, MA our criminal defense attorneys can help you.
The common law crime 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 sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer’s experience and reputation are the best response to such serious charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
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. 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 have knowledge of the substance, have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control.
Marijuana is now legal in this state if you are at least 21 years old. However, you cannot use marijuana in any form in public or on federal land. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz on your person. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to alcohol. Note, you can still be criminally charged for possessing more than 1oz of marijuana on your person. Penalties can be up to one year of jail/prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. If the arrest is for heroin possession, you do not need to be in actual possession of the substance to face criminal charges. Mere knowledge that the heroin is present is enough to carry a criminal liability of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
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. Domestic Violence can range from misdemeanor to felony charges, each carrying not only their substantive penalties but also possible collateral consequences, affecting rights to own or possess firearms and the ability of non-citizens to remain in the United States. 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.
Billerica, MA Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyers
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. 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. 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. Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.