Scott Bocchio, criminal defense attorney at law, has served those charged with a crime around the Manchester, MA area for more than a decade. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law experience. Our criminal defense legal team can advise and represent you in your Manchester, MA criminal case. 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 understand your legal rights under Massachusetts general law and will work to defend them.If you’ve been advised that you require legal counsel to represent and defend you in your criminal proceedings, speak to our law firm. We will consult with you and inform you of your rights, represent you in the courtroom and fight for the lowest likely criminal sentence. As your group of attorneys, we fight our clients against scandalous, unjust, or harassing allegations. We are familiar 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. We go above and beyond when representing our clients to the best of our abilities. After serving the Manchester, MA area for a number of years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. Our law firm will look at your situation and develop a sound defense strategy. It will undoubtedly be a tough climb ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- every step of the way. We will give you confidence knowing we are looking after you.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Manchester, 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 arrested while operating a motor vehicle and 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.
Searching for a B&E or Home Invasion attorney near you?
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering allegations are severe offenses in Manchester, 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. If you are being confronted with these serious charges, you need an attorney experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself today.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
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. 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. 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 note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws 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. You can be charged for heroin crimes, even if you do not possess the heroin. If convicted for knowing of the heroin’s presence, you can face up to one year of incarceration and up to a fine of $1,000. 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 defense in Manchester, 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 can range from misdemeanor to felony charges, each carrying not only their substantive penalties but also possible collateral consequences, affecting rights to own or possess firearms and the ability of non-citizens to remain in the United States. 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 Defense
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 during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Massachusetts law Chapter 265 section 19(b) 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. As an example, stealing a purse from a woman walking is less serious than robbing a convenience store while wearing a mask and threatening store employees with a rifle. Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.