Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has represented those arrested for criminal charges in Hollis, MA and the nearby communities. Our law practice, Your Legal Rights Advocates, has more than 25 years of criminal defense law practice. Our criminal defense legal team can advise and represent you in your Hollis, MA criminal case. If you are dealing with criminal allegations in the Hollis, MA area, we have the competence to fight for your rights under the law and secure your freedom. We represent your interests, irrespective of the criminal offense you’ve been charged with. Drug Possession and DUI/OUI carry substantial criminal punishments in Massachusetts. We can protect your rights and make certain you are treated equally under the law.If you’ve decided you require an attorney to represent and defend you in in the courtroom, contact our law firm. We will meet with you and inform you of your rights, represent you in the courtroom and argue for the least achievable sentence. As your group of lawyers, we contend our clients against scandalous, unfair, or stressful and harassing investigations. Our attorneys are tried and tested in Massachusetts criminal law. Practical knowledge of the law is only the beginning. We integrate this knowledge with a group of lawyers who really care about their client’s futures. We will seek to defend you at every stage of the criminal proceedings. After serving the Hollis, MA area for several years, we know the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. We will research all aspects of your arrest and charges so that we can adopt a forceful defense on your behalf. It will undoubtedly be a challenging time ahead, but we’ll meet the challenge together- one step at a time. We’ll act to see that you receive the best possible outcome.
Looking for a DUI/OUI lawyer near you?
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. Put more simply, if you operate a motor vehicle on a public way, 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. The penalty 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 arrested for Breaking & Entering/Home Invasion in or around Hollis, MA our criminal defense team can defend you.
Stemming from the common law crime of Burglary or Breaking and Entering is often prosecuted as a severe felony in Massachusetts. 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 a lawyer experienced with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start defending yourself today.
Massachusetts Drug Offenses 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 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. 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, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town regarding marijuana usage. Always verify there are no local rules, policies, or laws that address marijuana usage. 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. Just knowing heroin is present can lead to a criminal sentence of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $2,000. For repeat offenders, you can face steeper sentences, more years incarcerated and/or steeper fines.
Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
Domestic Violence is an assault that is alleged to have occurred between persons who have a domestic relationship. Prosecutors often prosecute these cases, often despite the wishes of a complaining witness. Domestic violence convictions carry severe criminal as well as other potential penalties affecting your rights. 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.
Criminal Defense of 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. The punishment is more severe if, during the robbery, the assailant dons a mask or anything that causes facial distortion. 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. 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.