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Criminal Defense Attorney in Salem, MA

Salem Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are looking for a Salem criminal defense lawyer, call me today.  

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My Salem office is at 15 Church Street, near the Witch City Mall. My main office is in Boston, but I have a satellite office in Salem, MA.

Salem has both a district court and a superior court for Essex county.  The courthouse, a new building, is located on Federal Street in downtown Salem and has no dedicated parking lot.  You’ll have to find street parking.

If you have a summons for an arraignment or a clerk-magistrate hearing at Salem District Court, you should have a criminal defense lawyer to defend you.  It’s critical to hire one as soon as possible to help prepare for your hearing.

I handle all types of criminal cases in all Salem courts, including district court and superior court.  This includes OUI, domestic violence, and firearm cases, as well as all other types of criminal cases.  If you have a criminal case in Salem, call (or text) me at 978-607-0034.

The Criminal Defense Attorney You Are Looking for

The Essex County District Attorney handles all prosecutions in Salem, and the office is one of the toughest in the Commonwealth.  This is why you need an attorney who’s ready to go head-to-head with them and won’t shy away from a fight.

I have taken the fight to the district attorney in Salem.  This includes jury trials, motions to suppress, and bail appeals.  I have gotten clients released, even on dangerousness, when the district attorney has asked for them to be held in jail.

I’m a criminal defense attorney who is willing to fight for my clients.  This means fighting for your release, the case to be dismissed, and for your acquittal at trial.

If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer to fight for you in Salem, call (or text) me at 978-607-0034.  I will take your case personally!

My Commitment to My Clients

I not only fight for my clients, but I value my relationship with them as well.  If you hire me, you’re the boss.  This means that you choose the direction you want the case to go, and it’s my job to advise you.  As long as it’s within the ethical rules, I will go with your chosen path forward.

If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney in Salem, call me today at 978-607-0034.  I am also available via text.

Additionally, I keep my clients informed.  Whether it’s by text, phone call, e-mail, or even Facebook, I keep in touch with my clients.  I typically return phone calls and texts within the day, barring extraordinary circumstances.

I also conduct meetings both in person and via Zoom.  Although my office is typically only open during business hours, weekend and off-hours meetings are available by appointment.  Call or text me today to set up a free case consultation!

If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Salem, I am available by call or text at 978-607-0034, and I have an office in downtown Salem, a couple of blocks from the courthouse at 15 Church Street.

Recent Victories in Salem Courts


Salem Criminal Defense Lawyer Who’s Not Afraid of a Fight

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If you’re looking at this, you probably have a legal problem that seems insurmountable.  You may feel helpless and frustrated in the face of going to battle outmatched by the government, some faceless corporation, or even your neighbor.  The legal system may seem complicated, intimidating, and unfeeling.

I’m here to help.

Matthew W. Peterson

Attorney At Law


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15 Church Street,
Salem, MA 01970


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