For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense attorney helping Saugus, MA and the surrounding communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law trial experience. Our criminal defense legal team can represent you in your Saugus, MA criminal matter. If you are facing criminal allegations in the Saugus, MA area, we have the experience to fight for your rights under the law and secure your liberty. We represent your interests, no matter the offense you’ve been arrested for. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We understand your rights under Massachusetts law and will work to defend them.If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to have an attorney to represent and defend you in your criminal proceedings, call our team. We recommend you get in touch with one of our legal team members as soon as possible, the earlier you retain us, the quicker we can begin defending your protection under the law. We stand for our clients to protect against all harmful, unfair, or legally questionable practices. Over our years of valuable defense law practice, we’ve come to know the law of Massachusetts. Not only are we truly knowledgeable, we are zealous about our clients. We go the distance when defending our clients to the best of our abilities. We are no stranger to the state and city laws you may be charged under if arrested or appearing in front of the judge in Saugus, MA. You should have a lawyer who can establish a sound and air-tight defense for your charges. We know how upsetting a criminal investigation, arrest, and charges can be. We will walk with you throughout this challenge. We will give you confidence knowing we are defending you.
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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. 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.
If you have been stopped and arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or in the vicinity of Saugus, MA our criminal defense team 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 sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. If you are being confronted with these life altering charges, you need an attorney experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself now.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Saugus, 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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
Also, Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. 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. 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. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. Best practice is to thoroughly know the local laws, employer’s rules, and even housing policies that refer to marijuana and its use. 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. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer Saugus, 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. 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. 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.
Facing allegations of armed robbery in Saugus, 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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. 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. 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. Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.