Charged with a crime in or near Windham, MA? Scott F. Boochio is a criminal defense lawyer that can defend your rights. He has more than 12 years of effective criminal defense practice. With over 25 years of blended experience throughout our team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the premier criminal lawyers in Windham, MA. 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 strive to defend them.If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need to have legal counsel to represent and defend you in trial, get in touch with our team. Our legal team will meet with you, inform you of your legal rights, and formulate a successful legal plan of action. Our team of dedicated criminal lawyers is persuaded you should be afforded all the safeguards the law affords you. We will always seek to defend your legal rights at all times. Our lawyers are well-versed in Massachusetts criminal law. We commit our expertise in defending our clients. You deserve the best defense possible, and we pride ourselves in providing it. We will aggressively defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. We are no stranger to the laws you may be charged under if charged with a crime or appearing the courtroom in Windham, MA. You should have an attorney at law who can establish a sound and air-tight defense for your case. We will lead you during your criminal proceedings, through each step of the process. We’ll act to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
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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. Put more simply, if you operate a motor vehicle on a public way, while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or other substances and/or have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of 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.
If you have been jailed for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or in the vicinity of Windham, MA our criminal defense team can help you.
Being charged under the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering is often prosecuted as a severe felony 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 lawyer’s experience and reputation are the best answer to such challenging 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. Generally 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 possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. That being said, it still cannot be consumed 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. 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. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. Heroin charges do not require possession. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Domestic violence defense in Windham, 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. This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. 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. Our law firm is extremely capable of defending you against domestic violence charges.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney Windham, MA
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 during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion, the penalty is more severe. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Even so, robberies of any type can result in severe criminal sentences if you’re convicted.