What is a Restraining Order?
If you are considering filing a restraining order, you need an experienced attorney to help, because you may need to appear in court for a hearing. While you can file for a restraining order yourself, if you feel that you are being harassed, stalked, or abused, that is an extremely serious matter. Having an attorney who knows […]
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 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 is a Criminal Appeal in Massachusetts?
If you’ve been convicted of a crime, you can ask a Massachusetts attorney to help you file for a criminal appeal. An appeal involves bringing your case to a higher court to review what happened at trial. If you have been convicted or if your probation has been revoked, you can appeal to the Massachusetts […]
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 […]
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, […]
What is Strangulation or Suffocation in Massachusetts?
Strangulation or suffocation is a felony in Massachusetts and can carry a sentence of up to five years in State Prison as well as fines. Someone commits the offense of strangulation and suffocation if they intentionally interrupt normal breathing patterns or circulation of blood of another person. If you’re charged with strangulation or suffocation, you need […]
What is Bail in Massachusetts?
On In Massachusetts, bail is a cash amount that must be posted to secure someone’s release from jail while criminal charges are pending. A bail magistrate sets the required cash amount, and once the money is paid, it is handed over to the clerk or jail. If you’re being charged with a crime, you will […]