What is a Restraining Order?
If you are considering filing a restraining order, you need an experienced attorney to help, because you may need to appear in court for a hearing. While you can file for a restraining order yourself, if you feel that you are being harassed, stalked, or abused, that is an extremely serious matter. Having an attorney who knows […]
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 […]
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 […]
What are the Possible Penalties for Drug Trafficking?
If you’re being charged with drug trafficking I am here to help. I have helped dozens of clients with various drug charges, and I will do everything I can to get a desirable outcome for you. Drug trafficking laws penalizes the sale, transportation, and illegal import of controlled substances. Since trafficking in the United States […]
What is Mayhem in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, the criminal charge of mayhem may be brought against someone if they intentionally maim or disfigure another person. This can be cutting out another person’s tongue, destroying someone’s eye, or tearing off another person’s ear. Mayhem is a very particular crime, so it is crucial that you hire an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney […]
Matthew Peterson Named Among Top DUI Attorneys for the Year 2022
I am thrilled to announce that I have been named one of the top DUI attorneys for the year 2022 by expertise.com! Expertise.com researched many DUI attorneys, and I am among the 15 named the best DUI attorneys in Lawrence. The selection criteria consisted of availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism. I pride myself […]
What is a Criminal Appeal in Massachusetts?
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, you can ask a Massachusetts attorney to help you file for a criminal appeal. An appeal involves bringing your case to a higher court to review what happened at trial. If you have been convicted or if your probation has been revoked, you can appeal to the Massachusetts […]
Matthew Peterson Wins Motion to Suppress in Trafficking Case
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 […]
What Should I Do if I’m Charged with Violating a Restraining Order?
If you are charged with violating a restraining order, there are defenses that can be argued in court, but hiring a defense attorney is crucial to the success of your case. In most cases, the evidence that someone has violated the terms of a restraining order comes from the testimony of the alleged victim, and […]
What Is Improper Storage of a Firearm in Massachusetts?
The laws surrounding the crime of improper storage of a firearm are designed to prevent gun access to children and others who should not be handling a firearm, as well as the loss and theft of a firearms. This charge can apply even if you have a license to carry a gun. If you or […]