For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense lawyer helping Maynard, MA and the surrounding areas. Our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law litigation history. Our lawyers can represent you in your Maynard, MA criminal case. If you have been arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can aggressively defend you. Our lawyers have practical legal experience in all drug possession-related arrests, helping you know your legal rights and defend them. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to have legal counsel to represent you in your criminal proceedings, get in touch with our law firm. We encourage you get in touch with one of our attorneys as soon as possible, the quicker you retain a lawyer the sooner we can begin defending your legal rights. We stand for our clients against all harmful, unfair, or legally dubious tactics. Our attorneys are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. We dedicate our expertise in defending our clients. You should have the best defense possible, and we take pride in delivering it. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. When there are very specific and strict laws regarding criminal offenses in Maynard, MA, it is highly recommended you hire an attorney at law who’s served the area for a considerable number of years, knowing the details of your city and state’s laws. We will research all elements of your case so that we can pursue a vigorous defense as your legal representative. It will undoubtedly be a challenging time ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- every step of the way. We will give you confidence knowing we are defending you.
Looking for a DUI/OUI attorney near you?
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. Put more simply, if you operate 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 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.
Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion criminal defense attorney at law Maynard, MA and the neighboring towns.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering is often prosecuted as a severe 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. An attorney’s experience and reputation are the best answer to such challenging charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Maynard, MA, MA?
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 possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
In Massachusetts, marijuana is now legal if you are 21 or older. That being said, it still cannot be consumed in any form in public or on federal land. 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. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. You can be charged for heroin crimes, even if you do not possess the heroin. 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. 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 defense in Maynard, MA
Domestic Violence is an assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship. Even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to file charges, prosecutors often do. 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 domestic violence attorneys can competently defend you against all assault and domestic violence allegations.
Facing allegations of armed robbery in Maynard, 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. 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). Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.