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The Right Strategy to Win Your Criminal Case


You deserve an attorney who will fight for the best possible resolution to your case.

I will look at your case and formulate the best strategy to put you in the best position.

This could mean investigating your case – knocking on doors, finding witnesses, and marshaling all the evidence in your favor. Other technology such as social media and telephone records can be just as crucial as simply talking to the witnesses as well.​

It could also mean arguing the law to the judge. Filing the right motion to exclude evidence against you, a motion to suppress, or a motion to dismiss can make the difference between winning your case and getting convicted. Fighting to reduce your bond, including getting a signature bond, or remove restrictive bond conditions can be vital parts of the strategy as well.

It can also mean negotiating with the prosecution to get you the best possible deal if you plead guilty. It’s important to get a lawyer who has good relationships with the prosecutors for that reason.

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Matthew W. Peterson

A Criminal Defense Attorney Who Isn't Afraid of a Jury Trial

The court system is stressful, whether you’re being charged with a crime, being sued, suing someone, or fighting for your ability to stay and work in this country. You need someone who appreciates this and can dedicate the time not only to represent you effectively in court but to guide you through the process. I believe in doing this for every person I represent. If I don’t have time to represent you right, then I don’t have time to represent you. I don’t believe in representing someone half way – if I agree to take your case, I will do it right, no matter how much time it takes, no matter how big or how small the case is. More than anything, I will take your case personally. I believe representing you is not just a business transaction – it’s something that will affect you for the rest of your life, and I will treat it that way. This means I’ll fight for you, explain the process to you, and communicate with you along the way. I believe in constant communication with my clients – that’s why I’m available by phone, text, e-mail, and even Facebook. I’m not scared of going to court – practically every day, I go to court to fight for my clients. I proudly fight for my clients whether they have a DUI, domestic violence charge, a divorce, a drug charge, or any other sort of case that requires a court appearance. If you need a lawyer who will fight for you in the courtroom and take the time to guide you through the process, call me and let’s get to work.

Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal, probation and jail. I commit to fighting for all of my clients as hard as I can, but if you hire me, you’re the boss. You decide the course of your criminal case – whether to try for the best deal or take your case “to the box” in a jury trial. My job is to give you all the information to make your decision, keep in contact with you, and give you the benefit of my expertise.
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