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What is Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Massachusetts?

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In Massachusetts, leaving the scene of an accident is a serious offense that could result in jail time and/or fines, as well as suspension of your driver’s license. If you are charged with this crime, it’s in your best interest to hire an attorney before you appear in court. I take on defense cases all […]

What is Armed Assault with Intent to Rob in Massachusetts?

Armed assault with intent to rob in Massachusetts carries serious time in prison.  It involves accusations of being armed with a dangerous weapon and attempting rob someone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes violent crimes very seriously. Many violent crimes have mandatory minimum sentences if you’re convicted, so it is crucial to hire a criminal defense […]

What is Armed Robbery in Massachusetts?

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In Massachusetts, the crime of armed robbery is considered a felony and could result in jail time. If you have been charged with armed robbery, it is critical that you hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to help fight for you. Having a defense attorney on your side will give you the best chance of […]

Can I Get My Driver’s License Back if I’m Acquitted for OUI?

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If your license was suspended for refusing a breathalyzer, you can get your driver’s license back if you are found not guilty of OUI.  A breathalyzer refusal means a 180-day driver’s license suspension automatically, but that can be reduced if you resolve the underlying charge of operating under the influence. This can mean rushing your […]

Will I go to Jail for Gun Charges in Massachusetts

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If you are arrested for a gun charge in Massachusetts, you could be facing significant time in jail.  Massachusetts has some of the strictest firearms laws in the country. Firearms charges can mean detention prior to jail and mandatory minimum jail time if you are convicted.  You should hire an attorney experienced in defending gun […]

What is Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle?

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  In Massachusetts, the charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle can even be punishable by time in the House of Correction. It is crucial to hire a skilled attorney to help defend you in court to give you the best chance of a desirable outcome. What is Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle? […]

What are the Penalties for Operating after Suspension for OUI?

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If you drive after your license was suspended for an OUI, you could be facing serious consequences.  Operating after suspension (OAS) for an operating under the influence (OUI) charge means mandatory jail time. If you are charged with OAS after OUI, you need to hire an experienced attorney immediately to help defend you. What are […]

Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY of OUI and Negligent Operation in Chelsea

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On November 1, 2023, the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson went to a jury trial on a charge of operating under the influence and negligent operation in Chelsea District Court. Our client was stopped by Chelsea Police after being seen fleeing an accident scene with his hazard lights on.  After police turned their lights […]

NOT GUILTY Verdict for OUI in Lawrence District Court

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On October 25, 2023, the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson secured a NOT GUILTY verdict for our client charged with operating under the influence in Lawrence District Court. Our client was allegedly seen by a State Police Trooper driving over the middle line toward them, and then the trooper pulled our client over.  After […]

Matthew Peterson Named Among the 2023 Massachusetts Rising Stars by “Super Lawyers”

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named among this year’s rising stars in the state of Massachusetts by “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a website intended to give ratings for attorneys and law offices all over the country by taking into account peer recognition, customer satisfaction, and professional achievements within their practice […]