Looking for an experienced criminal defense law firm near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has represented those dealing with criminal charges in Middleton, MA and the nearby communities. Our criminal defense law firm has greater than 25 years combined experience. We know how to protect you in Middleton, MA area courts. If you have been arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can defend 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 endeavor to defend them. Don’t take a chance on your freedom when encountering criminal charges. Call and seek the advice of one of our defense lawyers, we can inform you of your protection under the law and how we will defend them. We’ll meet with you and inform you of your rights, represent and defend you in court and fight for the least likely sentence. As a professional team of lawyers, we defend our clients against scandalous, unfair, or unwanted charges. We are knowledgeable about the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal case. Practical knowledge of the law is only the beginning. We incorporate this knowledge with a team of attorneys who really care about their client’s futures. We go the extra mile when defending our clients to the best of our abilities. After serving the Middleton, MA area for several years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. As defense lawyers, we review your situation and develop an aggressive defense response to respond to the criminal charges We will lead you through your criminal case, all throughout the trial process. We will give you confidence knowing we are looking after you.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Middleton, 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. 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 bears serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You will need a knowledgeable criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been arrested for these criminal offenses.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering allegations are severe offenses in Middleton, 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 a lawyer familiar with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself now.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Middleton, MA, MA?
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. If you have been charged with drug possession, to be found guilty the following must apply:
You must possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
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. The possession limit is up to 10 oz in your home, and no more than 1 oz on your person. 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. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. Heroin charges do not require possession. 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. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $2,000. If this is not your first heroin possession conviction, you face longer prison times or higher fines, or both.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
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. Your right to own a firearm and your immigration status (if you are not a United States citizen) can be at risk as well as criminal convictions from misdemeanors to felonies. Put Attorney at law Scott Bocchio and his Criminal Defense Team’s 25 years of experience in defending Domestic Violence charges to work for you.
Criminal Defense of 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. If you have anything that distorts your face (like a mask) on during the robbery, you may face more severe criminal penalties. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. 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. Wearing a mask and pointing a shotgun at the cashier while robbing a store (armed robbery) is more serious than stealing a woman’s purse while walking down the street (unarmed robbery). Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.