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Jury Finds Client NOT GUILTY for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Chelsea District Court

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On December 12, 2022, the Law Office of Matthew Peterson’s client was found NOT GUILTY of assault with a dangerous weapon by a jury in Chelsea District Court.

The defendant was facing two and a half years in jail for assault with a dangerous weapon.  He was charged with threatening another driver with a firearm during a traffic argument in Chelsea.

Attorney Peterson took the case to a jury trial in Chelsea District Court.  He aggressively cross-examined the alleged victim on her version of the story and how it compared with the 911 call.  Specifically, the 911 call did not include any information about a gun.  Additionally, the complaining witness changed her story multiple times during the trial on multiple fronts.

After arguing these points to the jury, they found the defendant NOT GUILTY.


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