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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 […]

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 […]

NOT GUILTY Verdict on OUI in Woburn District Court

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On June 29, 2023, The Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson received a NOT GUILTY verdict for our client charged with operating under the influence of alcohol in Woburn District Court. Our client was found in a snow bank in his car with two bottles of tequila in his car — one full and another […]

NOT GUILTY Verdict on OUI in Lynn District Court

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On June 26. 2023, our client was found not guilty in Lynn District Court in a jury-waived trial for operating under the influence.  We opted to try the case in front of a judge instead of a jury because of the issues involved in the case. Our client was charged with operating under the influence […]

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 […]

Client Found NOT GUILTY for OUI in Chelsea District Court

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  A jury in Chelsea District Court found our client NOT GUILTY of operating under the influence on January 19, 2023.  Our client was charged with operating under the influence after Chelsea Police found him unconscious in his car in downtown Chelsea. No evidence of sobriety tests or breathalyzers were introduced, because our client refused […]