For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has served as a criminal defense lawyer serving Harvard, MA and the surrounding communities. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law litigation history. Our legal defense team can represent you in your Harvard, MA criminal case. Whether you’re dealing with a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we work for you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We understand your rights under Massachusetts general law and will endeavor to defend them.If you’ve found yourself in a position where you need a criminal defense attorney to represent you in your case, call our law firm. We encourage you contact one of our legal team members as soon as possible, the sooner you retain us, the quicker we can focus on defending your legal rights. Our group of focused criminal attorneys is persuaded you deserve all the rights the law allows you. We will always seek to defend your protection under the law at all times. Over our decades of effective defense law practice, we’ve become very proficient in the law of Massachusetts. Not only are we incredibly knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. We go far beyond what’s expected when representing and defending our clients to the best of our abilities. After serving the Harvard, MA area for many years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. You must have an attorney who can build a complete and air-tight defense for your charges. We know how stressful a criminal investigation, arrest, and charges can be. We will support you for the duration of this challenge. We will give you self-assurance knowing we are looking after you.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Harvard, MA?
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. Operating a motor vehicle on a public road with a BAC of .08 or greater, you can be arrested and charged for DUI/OUI under the law You will face 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 bears significant criminal sentences in Massachusetts. You will need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to defend you if you have been charged with these crimes.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering offenses are serious offenses in Harvard, MA. 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 a lawyer experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself now.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
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.
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 law says no more than 1 oz in your possession and no more than 10 oz in your home. It is considered illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. However, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana carries criminal liability 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. When starting a new job, moving into a new dwelling, or moving locations you should do the research to ensure you are not in violation of any other rules, policies, or laws. If the charge is for heroin possession, you do not need to be in actual possession of the substance to face criminal liability. 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. 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. Additional convictions can result in convictions resulting in up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5000.00
Have you been arrested or charged with domestic violence?
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. 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.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney Harvard, 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. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. According to Massachusetts law, unarmed robbery is defined as: 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.