Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense law firm near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has defended those dealing with criminal charges in Allston, MA and the surrounding communities. With over 25 years of combined experience throughout our legal team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the top criminal attorneys in Allston, MA. If you have been stopped and arrested for Drug Crimes, DUI/OUI, Misdemeanors, and Felonies we can aggressively defend you. Our attorneys have practical legal experience in all drug possession-related arrests, helping you understand your protections under the law and defend them. If you’ve been arrested for one of these crimes, get in touch with our office asap. We’ll consult with you and inform you of your rights, represent and defend you in court and argue for the lowest likely criminal sentence. As your legal team of lawyers, we defend our clients against scandalous, unjust, or unwanted investigations. We are experienced with the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal case. Practical knowledge of the law is only the starting point. We integrate this knowledge with a team of attorneys who really care about their client’s futures. We will aggressively defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. When there are very distinct and rigid laws regarding criminal charges in Allston, MA, it is highly recommended you hire an attorney who’s practiced in the area for a great deal of time, knowing the details of your city and state’s laws. We will research all factors of your case so that we can adopt a dynamic defense on your behalf. We will lead you throughout your criminal case, all throughout the trial process. We’ll act to ensure you get the least possible sentence..
Drunk Driving Criminal Defense Attorney at law Allston, 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. It’s clear that the law says, if you operate a motor vehicle on a public road, while under the influence of intoxicating liquors or other substances and/or have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the statute. You may face 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 carries serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You need a knowledgeable criminal defense law firm to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these criminal offenses.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering can be a serious 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. When your freedom is at risk, you need a lawyer that understands how to defend you against these criminal charges.
Drug Possession, Sale, and other Drug Crimes.
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 have actual possession of it, meaning on your person or in your control and have knowledge of the substance.
Also, Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. That being said, it still cannot be consumed in any form in public or on federal land. You may have up to 1oz on your person and up to 10oz in your home. Like alcohol, it is 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. Also note that employers, local governments, and even landlords can impose additional rules or laws regarding marijuana usage. 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. You do not need to actually possess heroin to be charged with a crime. 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. 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. This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. From misdemeanor to felony charges, domestic violence convictions carry their own criminal penalties. A conviction can also affect your rights to own or possess a firearm, and if you are not a US citizen, your immigration status can be negatively affected as well. 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 have anything that distorts your face (like a mask) on during the robbery, you may face more severe criminal penalties. If during the commission of the robbery, the assailant is armed with certain firearms, the punishments are greater still. Unarmed Robbery is governed by Chapter 265 section 19(b), and 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.