On August 16, 2021, the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson got a NOT GUILTY verdict after a jury trial. This jury trial was conducted in Lowell District Court. The charges were violation of a restraining order.
The client was on a green card, so a guilty verdict could have resulted in the loss of his lawful permanent residence.
The client had a restraining order issued against him by another student. When he saw the person who had the restraining order in a friend’s apartment, he panicked. The other party left, but he stayed and waited for police.
The jury decided to acquit the client, saving him a criminal conviction and the ability to keep his green card.
If you need help with a violation of a restraining order or any sort of domestic violence charge, call or text me today at (617) 295-7500. Let’s get started on your defense