For over 12 years, Scott F Bocchio has practiced law as a criminal defense lawyer serving Haverhill, MA and the nearby communities. Our law firm, 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 Haverhill, MA criminal matter. If you are dealing with criminal charges in the Haverhill, MA area, we have the knowledge to help you and protect your liberty. We do the job, no matter the offense you’ve been arrested for. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We understand your rights under Massachusetts law and will work to defend them. Don’t gamble your freedom when fighting criminal allegations. Call and talk to one of our defense attorneys, we know how to inform you of your rights and how we will aggressively defend them. Our attorneys will meet with you, notify you of your legal rights, and put together a strong criminal defense strategy. Our legal team of committed criminal attorneys is persuaded you deserve all the protection the law affords you. We will always seek to defend your rights at all times. Over our years of effective defense law experience, we’ve come to know the law of Massachusetts. Not only are we truly knowledgeable, we are serious about our clients. We will seek to defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. A local criminal defense lawyer knows the local specific laws that could apply to your arrest. We’ve worked in this area and fully understand the Haverhill, MA criminal system Our attorneys will analyze your circumstances and formulate a comprehensive defense strategy. We will guide you during your criminal case, all throughout the trial process. Having a strong defense team working for you can help minimize the concerns you are feeling.
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Lawyer Haverhill, 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. 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.
Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion criminal defense attorney at law Haverhill, MA and the surrounding towns.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering crimes are serious offenses in Haverhill, MA. 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. An attorney’s trial experience and track record are the best solution to such serious charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
Drug Offenses Require an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
In Massachusetts, marijuana is now legal if you are 21 or 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 considered illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. However, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana carries criminal liability of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Additionally, employers, landlords, cities, and towns may have their own policies concerning the use of recreational marijuana. 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. If you’ve been stopped and arrested for heroin possession, you can face 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. 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. Additional convictions can result in convictions resulting in up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5000.00
Haverhill, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney at Law
An assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship is considered 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.
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 certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. Chapter 265 section 19(b) of state law defines unarmed robbery by stating; 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.