Scott Bocchio, criminal defense attorney at law, has defended those arrested around the North Reading, MA area for more than a decade. Our criminal defense lawyers have more than 25 years combined trial experience. We are conveniently located to defend you in North Reading, MA area courts. If you are dealing with criminal allegations in the North Reading, MA area, we have the experience to defend your rights and secure your freedom. We focus on your defense, no matter the criminal offense you’ve been charged with. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry heavy criminal penalties in Massachusetts. We can safeguard your rights and ensure you are dealt with equally under the law.If you’ve been apprehended for one of these crimes, contact our office asap. We’ll meet with you and talk about your rights, represent and defend you in in front of the judge and contend for the lowest likely criminal sentence. We are a symbol of our clients to stop all harmful, unjust, or legally debateable tactics. Our attorneys are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. We invest our expertise in protecting our clients. You should have the best defense available, and we pride ourselves in delivering it. We go above and beyond when representing and defending our clients to the best of our abilities. A local criminal defense lawyer knows the local specific laws that might apply to your criminal charges. We’ve worked in this area and know the North Reading, MA criminal system We will investigate all aspects of your charges so that we can focus on a dynamic defense on your behalf. We understand how stressful a criminal arrest can be. We will support you during this challenge. We’ll act to see that you receive the least possible sentence..
North Reading, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Law Firm
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.
Looking for a B&E or Home Invasion law firm near you?
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering charges are serious offenses in North Reading, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer’s experience and track record are the best response to such life altering charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney at law
Massachusetts’ law prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription. 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.
Also, Marijuana is now legal 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. It is against the law to drive while under the influence of marijuana, like 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. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. 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. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. 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. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $2,000. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Have you been arrested or charged with domestic violence?
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. Domestic violence convictions carry severe criminal as well as other potential penalties affecting your rights. Our domestic violence attorneys can competently defend you against all assault and domestic violence allegations.
Arrested or Charged with Armed Robbery?
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. 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. 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.