How Do I Get a Criminal Charge Dismissed in Massachusetts?
Getting your criminal charge dismissed is one of the best results you can get in Massachusetts. However, it is often easier said than done and requires an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are many grounds for a motion to dismiss in Massachusetts and types of dismissals. What are the Types of Dismissals in Massachusetts? There […]
Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY of Domestic Violence in Fall River
On February 16, 2023, Attorney Matthew Peterson defended a client charged with assault and battery on a family/household member at a jury trial in Fall River District Court. After a one-day jury trial, the jury found our client NOT GUILTY. Our client was charged with getting into a physical fight with his live-in girlfriend. She […]
Judge Finds Client NOT GUILTY of Violating Restraining Order in Cambridge District Court
On January 27, 2023, Attorney Matthew Peterson secured a NOT GUILTY verdict for our client charged with violating a restraining order in Cambridge District Court. We went to trial before a judge instead of a jury because of the legal issues involved. Our client had been sexually assaulted by a college classmate. He publicly accused […]
Matthew Peterson Secures NOT GUILTY Verdict for MBTA Driver Charged with Negligence
On January 11, 2023, a jury in Boston Municipal Court, Brighton returned a NOT GUILTY verdict for our client. Our client was charged with gross negligence as a common carrier for being the driver of an MBTA green line train that collided with another train. Our client was operating a green line trolley on the […]
What are Possible Defenses for a Drug Trafficking Charge?
If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, it is crucial that you call a defense attorney as soon as possible. Drug trafficking is a serious offense, and a conviction could result in jail time, including mandatory minimum sentences, and fines. I take on criminal defense cases in all Massachusetts courts, so call or text me today […]
Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Chelsea District Court
On December 12, 2022, the Law Office of Matthew Peterson’s client was found NOT GUILTY of assault with a dangerous weapon by a jury in Chelsea District Court. The defendant was facing two and a half years in jail for assault with a dangerous weapon. He was charged with threatening another driver with a firearm […]
MWP Law Named Among Most Highly Rated Businesses in Massachusetts
I am happy to announce that the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson has been named among the most highly rated businesses in all of Massachusetts by topratedlocal.com for the year 2022. Topratedlocal.com rates many different kinds of businesses from wedding planning companies to law offices, and I am proud to be recognized among these distinguished […]
What Could Cause a Gun License Suspension?
In Massachusetts, your gun license can be suspended if the licensing authority determines that you may be a threat to public safety. Below are some examples of circumstances that may cause your firearms license to be suspended: Misdemeanor domestic violence or assault arrest; OUI or other alcohol-related offenses arrest; A restraining order; Living in the same […]
Matthew W. Peterson Secures NOT GUILTY Verdict for Client Charged with Indecent A&B on Child Under 14
On October 19, 2022, the Law Office of Matthew Peterson secured a NOT GUILTY verdict for our client charged with assault and battery on a child under 14. Our client was charged with sexually abusing his daughter. He was facing potential jail time of up to two and a half years, but also registering as […]
What is Armed Assault to Murder in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, armed assault with intent to murder is when someone assaults another individual while armed, with the intent to kill them. The crime of armed assault to murder is taken extremely seriously in Massachusetts. If you are charged with that crime, it is extremely important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has […]