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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Boston

The Right Experience to Win Your Domestic Violence Case

I am a Boston domestic violence defense attorney who defends assault on family/household member cases all over Massachusetts.

If you’re charged with Domestic Violence, you need to find a lawyer who has the right experience and the right strategy.  Some Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member charges require a trial. Others can be resolved by talking to the victim and the prosecution and negotiating a resolution.

It’s much more expensive and damaging to try to fight a A&B on Family or Household Member charge on your own. 

We have experience defending those charged with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member at all levels of the criminal justice system. Domestic Violence can be sent to Superior Court on indictment.

Even if the victim wants to drop your domestic violence charge, you still need a lawyer.  The prosecution can still pursue charges against you if the victim does not cooperate.  Furthermore, they could charge the victim with filing a false police report or file for an arrest warrant of the victim.

Sometimes, even if the victim does not appear in court, a jury could still convict you based on an excited utterance.  So it’s critical to hire an experienced domestic violence defense attorney if you’re charged in Boston or anywhere in Massachusetts.

If you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, you could also be facing severe consequences in your divorce.

I have succeeded in getting Assault and Battery on Family/Household Member charges dismissed and my clients being found not guilty.  I have also gotten secured my clients’ release on bail even when charged with serious Domestic Violence offenses.

Domestic Violence Lawyer Who is Not Afraid of a Fight

Domestic violence in Massachusetts just means that you’re accused of committing a crime against a family member or someone you’re dating.  It can be anything from threatening the person to breaking into their house to something much more serious.

Even though most domestic violence offenses are misdemeanors, they are serious.  They could carry jail time and prevent you from getting a gun.

Domestic Violence charges can also involve technical defenses.  An experienced domestic violence attorney can use these defenses to get your case dismissed or charges reduced.

Domestic Violence arrests also reflect badly on your criminal record, so it’s important to find a lawyer who understands the process and is willing to fight for the best outcome.  

Even a first-time Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member charge can carry up to two-and-a-half years in jail and loss of your gun rights. Domestic Violence can also be a felony.

Domestic violence charges often mean a restraining order as well.  You should hire a lawyer as soon as possible to fight the restraining order against you.  A restraining order could evict you from your home, prevent you from seeing your kids, and mean further criminal charges if you violate it.

If you’re charged with Domestic Violence, get a lawyer who can give you the best chance of winning your case.  My office is in Boston, but I handle domestic violence cases all over Massachusetts.

Schedule a free consultation at Matthew W. Peterson Attorney-at-Law today by calling (617) 295-7500.  Let’s get started on your defense!

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