Looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney near you? For the last 12 years Scott F. Boochio has defended those fighting criminal charges in Nahant, MA and the nearby communities. With over 25 years of overall experience throughout our law firm, Your Legal Rights Advocates are the top criminal attorneys in Nahant, MA. Whether you’re facing a DUI/OUI or a drug possession-related crime, we defend you. Our attorneys have extensive legal experience in all drug possession-related allegations and arrests, we make sure you understand your protections under the law and defend them. If you’ve decided you have to have an attorney to represent you in your criminal proceedings, contact our law firm. We’ll consult with you and talk about your rights, represent you in the courtroom and argue for the minimum viable criminal sentence. Our staff of committed criminal lawyers believes you should have all the safeguards the law affords you. We will fight for your protection under the law at all times. We are no stranger to the laws of Massachusetts and how they may charge you in a criminal case. We invest our expertise in defending our clients. You deserve the best defense available, and we pride ourselves in delivering it. When you are being confronted with criminal allegations, potential heavy sentences, and even your incarceration, our attorneys fight to protect you After serving the Nahant, MA area for many years, we are familiar with the local laws and state laws you may be charged under. Our lawyers will analyze your charges and devise a comprehensive defense strategy. It will undoubtedly be a long road ahead, but we’ll get through it together- every step of the way. We will give you encouragement knowing we are looking after you.
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. 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 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 Nahant, MA our criminal defense attorneys can help you.
Burglary and/or Breaking and Entering charges are serious offenses in Nahant, 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. If you are facing these serious charges, you need an attorney familiar with defending them. Contact Scott F. Bocchio at (855) 254-7841 to start defending yourself now.
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. 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.
In Massachusetts, marijuana is now legal if you are 21 or older. However, you cannot use marijuana 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. Driving while under the influence of marijuana is also illegal, similar to alcohol. 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. Also, you should research any additional rules or laws imposed by your employer, landlord, city, and/or town regarding marijuana usage. It is best to check these rules when starting a new job, moving into a new living space, or town to make sure you are not in violation of these policies. 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. You can face incarceration and fines just for knowing the heroin is present. If convicted for heroin possession, you can face up to two years in prison and a fine of no more than $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.
Nahant, 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 . 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 law firm is extremely capable of defending you against domestic violence charges.
Armed Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney at law Nahant, MA
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 wear a mask or distort your face in some way, the penalties are more severe. If certain firearms were used in the robbery, the penalties are even more severe. 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. Armed robbery is considered a crime deserving more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Nevertheless, robbery, whether armed or unarmed, is a serious crime that carries severe criminal liability.