Looking for an experienced criminal defense lawyer near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has represented those fighting criminal charges in North Andover, MA and the nearby communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law trial experience. Our attorneys can defend you in your North Andover, MA criminal matter. If you have been stopped and arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can defend you. Our lawyers have extensive legal experience in all drug possession-related trials, helping you understand your rights and defend them. Don’t take a chance on your future when fighting criminal charges. Call and speak with one of our defense attorneys, we know how to educate you of your rights and how we will defend them. We recommend you call or email one of our legal team members as soon as you can, the earlier you retain our law firm, the sooner we can focus on defending your legal rights. Our staff of hardworking criminal lawyers is persuaded you should have all the protection the law provides you. We will fight for your rights at all times. As a local law firm, our group is competent defending our clients Massachusetts criminal laws. Not only are we truly knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. When you are facing criminal charges, potential heavy criminal sentences, and even your incarceration, our attorneys fight to protect you A local criminal defense attorney is familiar with the local specific laws that could apply to your arrest. We’ve litigated in this area and know the North Andover, MA criminal system You will need an attorney who can establish a comprehensive and rigorous defense for your charges. Criminal proceedings can be complex. We’ll see that you realize what is taking place and how we are defending your case. Having a strong defense team on your side can help minimize the anxiety you are experiencing.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Lawyer North Andover, MA
Driving under the influence in Massachusetts is governed by Massachusetts’ General Law Part I Title XIV Chapter 90 section 24(1)(a)(1), which 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 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 arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or near North Andover, MA our criminal defense attorneys can defend you.
Being charged under the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering is often prosecuted as 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 facing a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. If you are facing these life altering charges, you need an attorney familiar with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start defending yourself now.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in North Andover, MA, MA?
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. Typically 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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
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 law says no more than 1 oz in your possession and no more than 10 oz in your home. Like alcohol, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. 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, 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 stopped and arrested for heroin possession, you can be charged with criminal charges even if you’re not in possession of the heroin. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. 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.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Law Firm North Andover, MA
Domestic Violence is an assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship. 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. Put Attorney Scott Bocchio and his Criminal Defense Team’s 25 years of experience in defending Domestic Violence charges to work for you.
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 during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion, the penalty is more severe. 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. 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). Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.