Looking for an experienced criminal defense lawyer or attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has served those fighting criminal charges in Newburyport, 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 lawyers can advise and represent you in your Newburyport, MA criminal matter. If you have been stopped and arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can aggressively defend you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We know your legal rights under Massachusetts general law and will endeavor to defend them.If you’ve come to the conclusion that you have to have a lawyer to represent you in your criminal proceedings, call our team. We’ll meet with you and inform you of your rights, represent and defend you in the courtroom and fight for the lowest possible criminal sentence. As a professional team of attorneys, we argue our clients against abusive, unfair, or harassing claims. We are experienced with the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal arrest. Not only are we extremely knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. When you are arrested for criminal charges, potential heavy criminal sentences, and even your loss of liberty, our team fights for you. A local criminal defense law firm knows the local specific laws that might apply to your arrest. We’ve practiced in this area and understand the Newburyport, MA criminal system You must have an attorney at law who can develop a comprehensive and rigorous defense for your situation. It will be a challenging time ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- every step of the way. We’re here to defend your rights and liberties.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Newburyport, MA?
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. 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 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.
B&E and/or Home Invasion carries serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these criminal offenses.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering crimes are serious offenses in Newburyport, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be facing a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. A law firm with attorneys that have the experience and track record are the best solution to such challenging charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney at law
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 knowledge of the substance, have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. Although legal, you cannot use marijuana on federal lands, or in public. The limits are; 10oz at your home, 1oz on your person. It is against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana, like alcohol. 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. Also note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. 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. 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. 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. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Law Firm Newburyport, MA
An assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship is considered domestic violence . Even if the alleged victim doesn’t want to file charges, prosecutors often do. Domestic violence convictions carry severe criminal as well as other potential penalties affecting your rights. Our domestic violence attorneys can competently defend you against all assault and domestic violence allegations.
Newburyport, MA Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Lawyers
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 wear a mask or distort your face in some way, the penalties are more severe. If certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.