Looking for an experienced criminal defense law firm near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has served those arrested for criminal charges in Boxford, MA and the nearby communities. Your Legal Rights Advocates has more than a quarter century of criminal defense law experience. Our criminal defense legal team can defend you in your Boxford, MA criminal matter. If you are dealing with criminal allegations in the Boxford, MA area, we have the knowledge to defend you and protect your liberty. We do the job, regardless of the criminal offense you’ve been charged with. Our lawyers have practical legal expertise in all drug possession-related allegations and arrests, we make sure you understand your protections under the law and defend them. Don’t gamble your future when encountering criminal allegations. Call and consult with one of our defense attorneys, we know how to inform you of your rights and how we will safeguard them. We’ll meet with you and go over your rights, represent you in the courtroom and contend for the lowest viable criminal sentence. We are a symbol of our clients to stop all harmful, unjust, or legally dubious tactics. Over our years of valuable defense law experience, we’ve come to know the law of Massachusetts. We invest our expertise in defending our clients. You deserve the best defense conceivable, and we pride ourselves in providing it. We will aggressively defend you at every phase of the criminal proceedings. After serving the Boxford, MA area for a number of years, we are familiar with the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. As defense attorneys, we examine your arrest and criminal charges and prepare a specific defense answer to answer the prosecution’s charges It will undoubtedly be a long road ahead, but we’ll take it together- one step at a time. We’re here to defend your rights and liberties.
Arrested for DUI/OUI in Boxford, MA?
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. If you are arrested while operating a motor vehicle and have a BAC of .08 or higher, you are in violation of the law. The punishment 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 jailed for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or around Boxford, MA our criminal defense lawyers can defend you.
In Massachusetts, Breaking and Entering and/or Burglary offenses can lead to serious felony charges. 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. If you are arrested for these serious charges, you need an attorney experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start protecting yourself today.
Arrested, charged, or are being investigated for a drug crime in Boxford, MA, MA?
Individuals knowingly or intentionally possessing any controlled substance without a valid prescription are violating the law in Massachusetts. You can face punishment of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Usually 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 possess and be knowledgeable of the heroin.
Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for persons age 21 and older. However, you cannot use marijuana in any form in public or on federal land. The possession limit is up to 10 oz in your home, and no more than 1 oz on your person. 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 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. If the arrest is for heroin possession, you do not need to be in actual possession of the substance to face criminal liability. Mere knowledge that the heroin is present is enough to carry a criminal liability of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. 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.
Boxford, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer
An assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship is considered domestic violence . This charge is pursued vigorously by prosecutors, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. 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 firm’s 25 years of criminal defense, including assault and domestic violence, can give you the confidence you need to face these charges confidently.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney at law Boxford, MA
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. If certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. 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. 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). Robberies of all types carry severe criminal penalties in Massachusetts.