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What is Hearsay?

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In Massachusetts, hearsay is an out-of-court statement by someone, used for the truth of the statement.  It is generally not admissible in court, but there are exceptions. If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Massachusetts, it is critical that you hire an attorney. My name is Matthew Peterson and I […]

What is Wiretapping in Massachusetts?

What is wiretapping in Massachusetts?

If you’ve been charged with wiretapping in Massachusetts, it’s crucial that you call a defense attorney as soon as you receive your court summons. You need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight your charges.  I take cases all over the Greater Boston area, and I will do everything I can to […]

What is Resisting Arrest in Massachusetts?

What is resisting arrest in Massachusetts?

If you or someone you know has been charged with resisting arrest in the state of Massachusetts, it is critical to hire a criminal defense attorney. This is a serious charge, and you could be facing a fine or even jail time if convicted. I have many years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, […]

What is a Dangerousness (58A) Hearing in Massachusetts?

I take on criminal defense cases all over the Boston area, and have many years of experience as a defense attorney and have handles dozens of dangerousness hearings. I commit to fighting for all of my clients because I know that the decisions we make together involving your case will have a great impact on […]

What is Armed Assault with Intent to Rob in Massachusetts?

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Armed assault with intent to rob in Massachusetts carries serious time in prison.  It involves accusations of being armed with a dangerous weapon and attempting rob someone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts takes violent crimes very seriously. Many violent crimes have mandatory minimum sentences if you’re convicted, so it is crucial to hire a criminal defense […]

Matthew Peterson Named Among the 2023 Massachusetts Rising Stars by “Super Lawyers”

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named among this year’s rising stars in the state of Massachusetts by “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a website intended to give ratings for attorneys and law offices all over the country by taking into account peer recognition, customer satisfaction, and professional achievements within their practice […]

What’s the Difference Between an LTC and an FID in Massachusetts?

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The main difference between a License to Carry (LTC), and a Firearms Identification Card (FID) is the type of firearms that you can legally possess. If you have an LTC, you are given more freedom in terms of which class of firearm you can have in your possession. If you have an FID, you can […]

What is Discovery in a Criminal Case?

In a criminal case, discovery is the process of obtaining evidence that the other side may use during trial. Both the defense and prosecution will receive copies of all the evidence that the other side has for the case. This is each sides’ opportunity to look through all of the evidence the opposing side has. […]

What are Possible Defenses for a Drug Trafficking Charge?

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If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, it is crucial that you call a drug trafficking 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 […]

What is a Restraining Order?

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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 […]