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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 dollars from him.

We argued that because so much time had passed between the arraignment and trial date, our client’s speedy trial rights were violated.  Massachusetts requires all criminal cases to be tried within a year, with a lot of exceptions.

We filed a motion to dismiss, and the judge agreed, dismissing the case.  Not only that, but we got our client’s money back to him.


If you need a drug defense lawyer in Woburn District Court or anywhere in Massachusetts, call or text me today at 617-295-7500.  Let’s get started on your defense!


Although I am an attorney, I am not your attorney.  Please do not rely on anything on this page as legal advice because any specific advice would depend on your situation.  Any results posted on this page are not guarantees of outcomes in your case.

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