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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 […]

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 […]

What Happens if I Lose at a Clerk’s Hearing in Massachusetts?

Generally in Massachusetts, if you are charged with a misdemeanor and are not arrested, you will receive a notice in the mail that you must attend a Clerk’s Hearing. While the procedure for a Clerk’s Hearing differs from court to court, most of the time either an officer or another witness will testify during the […]

What is Discovery in a Criminal Case?

In a criminal case, discovery is the process of obtaining evidence that the other side may use during trial. Both the defense and prosecution will receive copies of all the evidence that the other side has for the case. This is each sides’ opportunity to look through all of the evidence the opposing side has. […]

Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY of OUI in Woburn District Court

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A jury in Woburn District Court found our client NOT GUILTY of operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.  Our client was charged with driving a car in Burlington, Massachusetts while being too intoxicated to drive. Our client refused the breath test but performed field sobriety tests.  Our defense […]

What is a Restraining Order?

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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?

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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?

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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 […]

What is Mayhem in Massachusetts?

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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 […]