Charged with a crime in or near Kingston, MA? Scott F. Boochio is a criminal defense lawyer that can defend your rights. He has more than 12 years of effective criminal defense practice. With over 25 years of overall experience throughout our team, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the top criminal lawyers in Kingston, MA. Whether you’re coping with a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we defend you. Our law firm is skilled in the intricacies of DUI, OUI, and drug possession laws. We understand your rights under Massachusetts general law and will strive to defend them. Don’t gamble your freedom when being confronted with criminal allegations. Call and seek the advice of one of our defense lawyers, we will educate you of your rights and how we will aggressively defend them. Our lawyers will talk with you, advise you of your legal rights, and develop a powerful criminal defense plan of action. As your legal team of attorneys, we fight our clients against scandalous, unfair, or stressful and harassing claims. As a local law firm, our group knows Massachusetts criminal laws. Knowledge of the criminal law is only the beginning. We integrate this knowledge with a group of lawyers who really care about their client’s futures. We go the extra mile when representing our clients to the best of our abilities. We are at home with the laws you may be charged under if arrested or appearing the courtroom in Kingston, MA. We will examine all elements of your arrest and charges so that we can adopt a dynamic defense as your legal representative. It will undoubtedly be a challenging time ahead, but we’ll get through it together- every step of the way. Having a strong defense lawyer on your side can help decrease the worry you are facing.
Kingston, MA DUI/OUI Criminal Defense Attorneys
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 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.
B&E and/or Home Invasion carries serious criminal penalties in Massachusetts. You need a competent criminal defense attorney to defend you if you have been arrested or charged for these crimes.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering charges are severe offenses in Kingston, MA. If you’ve been arrested for entering a dwelling, Breaking and Entering is charged as “Home Invasion”, if convicted you could be sentenced with a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison. An attorney’s trial experience and reputation are the best solution to such serious charges. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841.
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. You can face punishment of up to one year of incarceration and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. Typically 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 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. Although legal, you cannot use marijuana on federal lands, or in public. 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. Note, you can still be criminally charged for possessing more than 1oz of marijuana on your person. Penalties can be up to one year of jail/prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Employers, cities, and landlords may also impose additional rules, regulations, or laws that govern marijuana usage can also apply. Best practice is to thoroughly know the local laws, employer’s rules, and even housing policies that refer to marijuana and its use. 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. Heroin possession carries a criminal sentence of up to two years incarceration and a fine up to $2,000. Subsequent offenses carry criminal liability of up to five years of incarceration in the state prison and/or a fine of up to $5000.00 and imprisonment in jail or the house of corrections for up to 2 and a half years.
Kingston, MA Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have a domestic relationship with someone and an assault occurs, you can be charged with 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. Put Lawyer Scott Bocchio and his Criminal Defense Team’s 25 years of experience in defending Domestic Violence charges to work for you.
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 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. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Armed or unarmed robbery, both carry severe penalties.