Looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has defended those facing criminal charges in Stow, MA and the surrounding communities. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law practice. Our attorneys can represent you in your Stow, MA criminal case. If you are dealing with criminal charges in the Stow, MA area, we have the expertise to help you and protect your freedom. We work for you, regardless of the crime you’ve been arrested for. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry serious criminal punishments in Massachusetts. Our legal team can defend your rights and see that you are dealt with fairly under the law.If you have been jailed for one of these criminal activities, get in touch with our office as soon as you can. We will consult with you and go over your rights, represent you in the courtroom and fight for the minimum achievable sentence. We stand for our clients to protect against all abusive, unjust, or legally dubious tactics. We are no stranger to the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal arrest. Knowledge of the law is only the starting point. We incorporate this knowledge with a legal team of lawyers who really care about their client’s futures. When you are arrested for criminal allegations, potentiality heavy criminal sentences, and even your incarceration, our law firm fights to protect you When there are very distinct and strict laws regarding criminal arrests in Stow, MA, it is strongly advised you hire an lawyer who’s practiced in the region for a great deal of time, knowing the intricacies of your city and state’s laws. Our lawyers will analyze your circumstances and formulate a sound defense plan of action. It will be a long road ahead, but we’ll take it together- every step of the way. We’ll act to make sure you receive the least possible sentence..
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Stow, MA?
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 arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. The sentence 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.
If you have been stopped and arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or in the vicinity of Stow, MA our criminal defense lawyers can help you.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be a significant felony in Massachusetts. 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. A law firm with attorneys that have the 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 Stow, MA, MA?
Individuals knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription are violating the law in Massachusetts. If you have been charged with drug possession, to be found guilty the following must apply:
You must have knowledge of the substance, have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control.
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. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to 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. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. If the arrest 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. 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. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Domestic violence defense in Stow, MA
If you’ve been arrested for an assault that occurred with someone with which you have a domestic relationship, 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 firm’s 25 years of criminal defense, including assault and domestic violence, can give you the confidence you need to face these charges confidently.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney Stow, 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. 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. 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). Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.