What are Possible Defenses for a Drug Trafficking Charge?
If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, it is crucial that you call a defense attorney as soon as possible. Drug trafficking is a serious offense, and a conviction could result in jail time, including mandatory minimum sentences, and fines. I take on criminal defense cases in all Massachusetts courts, so call or text me today […]
What Could Cause a Gun License Suspension?
In Massachusetts, your gun license can be suspended if the licensing authority determines that you may be a threat to public safety. Below are some examples of circumstances that may cause your firearms license to be suspended: Misdemeanor domestic violence or assault arrest; OUI or other alcohol-related offenses arrest; A restraining order; Living in the same […]
What is Armed Assault to Murder in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, armed assault with intent to murder is when someone assaults another individual while armed, with the intent to kill them. The crime of armed assault to murder is taken extremely seriously in Massachusetts. If you are charged with that crime, it is extremely important that you hire a criminal defense attorney who has […]
What are the Possible Penalties for Drug Trafficking?
If you’re being charged with drug trafficking I am here to help. I have helped dozens of clients with various drug charges, and I will do everything I can to get a desirable outcome for you. Drug trafficking laws penalizes the sale, transportation, and illegal import of controlled substances. Since trafficking in the United States […]
What is Mayhem in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, the criminal charge of mayhem may be brought against someone if they intentionally maim or disfigure another person. This can be cutting out another person’s tongue, destroying someone’s eye, or tearing off another person’s ear. Mayhem is a very particular crime, so it is crucial that you hire an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney […]
Matthew Peterson Named Among Top DUI Attorneys for the Year 2022
I am thrilled to announce that I have been named one of the top DUI attorneys for the year 2022 by expertise.com! Expertise.com researched many DUI attorneys, and I am among the 15 named the best DUI attorneys in Lawrence. The selection criteria consisted of availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism. I pride myself […]
What Should I Do if I’m Charged with Violating a Restraining Order?
If you are charged with violating a restraining order, there are defenses that can be argued in court, but hiring a defense attorney is crucial to the success of your case. In most cases, the evidence that someone has violated the terms of a restraining order comes from the testimony of the alleged victim, and […]
What Is Improper Storage of a Firearm in Massachusetts?
The laws surrounding the crime of improper storage of a firearm are designed to prevent gun access to children and others who should not be handling a firearm, as well as the loss and theft of a firearms. This charge can apply even if you have a license to carry a gun. If you or […]
Attorney Matthew W. Peterson Selected as a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the year 2022! Super Lawyers selects attorneys for this honor using a patented, multiphase selection process involving nominations, independent research on the nominated attorney, and peer evaluation. Verdicts, pro bono and community service, and experience, are just a […]
What is Witness Intimidation in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, witness intimidation is when someone intentionally tries to influence a witness in order to interfere with a criminal investigation, criminal trial, or other criminal proceeding. The attempted persuasion by the defendant may have occurred through one of the following: threats, caused physical injury, emotional injury, or economic injury to, caused property damage to, […]