Scott Bocchio, criminal defense attorney, has served those arrested around the Rowley, MA area for more than 12 years. With over 25 years of overall experience throughout our team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the premier criminal lawyers in Rowley, MA. Whether you’re coping with a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we defend and represent you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We know your rights under Massachusetts criminal law and will work to defend them.If you’ve been arrested for one of these criminal acts, get in touch with our office as soon as possible. We’ll meet with you and inform you of your rights, represent you in in front of the judge and argue for the minimum likely criminal sentence. As an aggressive group of attorneys, we argue our clients against abusive, unjust, or stressful and harassing claims. Over our years of valuable defense law experience, we’ve come to know the law of Massachusetts. Knowledge of the law is only the beginning. We integrate this legal knowledge with a group of lawyers who are serious about their client’s futures. We go above and beyond when representing and defending our clients to the best of our abilities. After serving the Rowley, MA area for many years, we understand the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. As defense lawyers, we look at your situation and develop an aggressive defense answer to answer the charges you are facing. Criminal proceedings can be complicated. We’ll see that you know what is developing and how we are defending your specific case. Having a potent defense attorney on your side can help reduce the concerns you are feeling.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Rowley, 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 a criminal liability of 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 Rowley, MA and the neighboring towns.
The common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can result in a life-altering felony charge 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. A law firm with attorneys that have the experience and reputation are the best response to such life altering charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. You can face punishment of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Usually fines and the amount spent vary 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. That being said, it still cannot be consumed in any form in public or on federal land. You may have up to 1oz on your person and up to 10oz in your home. It is considered 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. Also, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town regarding marijuana usage. 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 charges. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. Actual possession of heroin (first offense) carries a criminal liability 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
Rowley, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with 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.
Arrested or Charged with Armed Robbery?
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 during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Unarmed Robbery is governed by Chapter 265 section 19(b), and 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. Robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and pointing a shotgun at the cashier (ex. armed robbery) is more serious than snatching a woman’s purse while walking down the street (ex. unarmed robbery). Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.