Are you trying to find an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For more than 12 years Scott F. Boochio has served those facing criminal charges in Westford, MA and the nearby communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law court room experience. Our criminal defense legal team can represent and defend you in your Westford, MA criminal matter. If you are arrested for criminal charges in the Westford, MA area, we have the experience to defend your rights and protect your liberty. We work for you, irrespective of the criminal offense you’ve been arrested for. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry weighty criminal penalties in Massachusetts. Our legal team can protect your rights and make certain you are treated equally under the law. Don’t endanger your freedom when facing criminal charges. Call and talk to one of our defense lawyers, we know how to educate you of your legal rights and how we will safeguard them. We encourage you call or email one of our attorneys as soon as you can, the quicker you retain us, the sooner we can start defending your rights. We are a symbol of our clients to stop all harmful, unfair, or legally debateable tactics. As attorneys, our team is competent defending our clients Massachusetts criminal laws. Understanding of the criminal law is only the beginning. We incorporate this legal knowledge with a group of lawyers who are serious about their client’s futures. We go the distance when representing and defending our clients to the best of our abilities. We are no stranger to the local laws you may be charged with if arrested or appearing in front of the judge in Westford, MA. As defense attorneys, we look at your situation and create a specific defense answer to respond to the criminal charges We know how upsetting a criminal charge can be. We will support you during this challenge. We will give you confidence knowing we are defending you.
Westford, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Lawyers
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 stopped and arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of 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.
Searching for a B&E or Home Invasion lawyer near you?
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering charges are serious offenses in Westford, 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. When your future is at risk, you need a criminal defense attorney that understands how to defend you against these allegations.
Massachusetts Drug Offenses Criminal Defense Attorney
Individuals knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription are violating the law in Massachusetts. 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. However, you cannot use marijuana in any form in public or on federal land. The law says no more than 1 oz in your possession and no more than 10 oz in your home. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to alcohol. 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. Also note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. If the charge is for heroin possession, you do not need to be in actual possession of the substance to face criminal liability. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. Actual possession of heroin (first offense) carries a criminal liability 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
Have you been arrested or charged with domestic violence?
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. 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. Our domestic violence attorneys can competently defend you against all assault and domestic violence allegations.
Armed Robbery Defense
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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. Certain firearms used during a robbery can increase the criminal penalties for armed robbery convictions. 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. 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). Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.