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Why Hiring a Drug Trafficking Attorney in Massachusetts is Essential for Your Defense

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If you’re facing drug trafficking charges in Massachusetts, the decision to hire an experienced drug defense attorney can significantly alter the outcome of your case. With potential mandatory minimum sentences ranging from three to twelve years, depending on the quantity of drugs involved, and even harsher penalties at the federal level, the stakes couldn’t be […]

Drug Charges DISMISSED in Woburn District Court

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On August 10, 2023, Matthew Peterson secured a dismissal on charges of distribution of a controlled substance in Woburn District Court.  This was based on how long the case had taken to prosecute — more than four years. Our client was charged with distributing a controlled substance to undercover police officers.  Police seized several hundred […]

What are Possible Defenses for a Drug Trafficking Charge?

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If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, it is crucial that you call a drug trafficking 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 […]

What are the Possible Penalties for Drug Trafficking?

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If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you need an experienced drug trafficking lawyer. I have helped dozens of clients with various drug charges, and I will do everything I can to avoid the penalties for drug trafficking in Massachusetts. Drug trafficking laws penalizes the sale, transportation, and illegal import of controlled substances over a […]

Client Found NOT GUILTY of Drug Distribution in BMC Central

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A jury in Boston Municipal Court, Central Division found our client NOT GUILTY of drug distribution.  Our client was accused of distributing cocaine near the Park Street MBTA station in Boston. Nearly the entire incident was captured on city cameras.  The video showed our client talking to another party then descending a stairwell with them.  […]

Matthew Peterson Wins Motion to Suppress in Trafficking Case

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On June 8, 2022, the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn allowed our motion to suppress the results of an illegal stop of our client’s vehicle.  This means the Commonwealth cannot use the results of the search, and the case will be dismissed. Our client was facing trafficking charges and a mandatory three-and-a-half years in state […]

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney as Soon as Possible

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If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, even before the arraignment. An arraignment will be your first court appearance, and is when the charges against you will be read. This is also when you will be asked how you are going to […]

Law Office of Matthew Peterson Secures DISMISSAL in Possession of Cocaine Case

     In January 2018, the Law Office of Matthew Peterson, a criminal defense and cocaine defense lawyer, secured a DISMISSAL of a client facing a possession of cocaine charge.  If convicted, our client would be a convicted felon and could face probation.   Our client was charged with possessing cocaine found in his car.  […]

Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson Secures DISMISSAL of Drug, Child Endangerment Charges

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In October 2017, the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson, a criminal and drug defense attorney, secured a DISMISSAL of our client’s charges of endangerment of a child and illegal drug possession.  If convicted, our client faced serious prison time. We argued that our client’s car was illegally searched by officers.  The prosecution decided to DISMISS […]