Scott Bocchio, criminal defense attorney at law, has served those arrested near the Ipswich, MA area for more than 12 years. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law litigation history. Our attorneys can represent you in your Ipswich, MA criminal case. If you are arrested for criminal charges in the Ipswich, MA area, we have the experience to defend your rights and protect your freedom. We represent your interests, no matter the offense you’ve been charged with. 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 come to the conclusion that you need to have a lawyer to represent and defend you in your case, speak to our team. Our lawyers will speak with you, inform you of your protection under the law, and formulate a successful defense plan. We stand for our clients to stop all harmful, unjust, or legally questionable tactics. We are experienced with the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal case. Understanding of the law is only the beginning. We combine this legal knowledge with a group of lawyers who really care about their client’s futures. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. When there are very specific and rigid laws regarding criminal charges in Ipswich, MA, it is highly recommended you hire an attorney at law who’s served the area for a considerable number of years, knowing the ins and outs of your city and state’s laws. We will examine all factors of your charges so that we can adopt a dynamic defense on your behalf. We will lead you through your criminal case, all throughout the trial process. Having a powerful defense legal team in your corner can help minimize the anxiety you are experiencing.
Ipswich, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Attorneys
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. 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.
B&E and/or Home Invasion carries serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You need a competent criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these crimes.
Being arrested, charged, and convicted of the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be 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. When your freedom is at risk, you need an attorney that knows how to defend you against these criminal charges.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
Individuals knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription are violating the law in Massachusetts. 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.
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. Note, you can still be criminally charged for possessing more than 1oz of marijuana on your person. Penalties can be up to one year of jail/prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Also, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town 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. If you’ve been arrested for heroin possession, you can be charged with criminal charges even if you’re not in possession of the heroin. 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. 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. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Have you been arrested or charged with domestic violence?
An assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship is considered domestic violence . This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. 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 Lawyer Ipswich, 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. 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. 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). Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.