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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Boston

The Right Experience to Win Your Domestic Violence Case

   If you're charged with Domestic Violence, it's important to find a lawyer who has the right experience and knows the right strategy to use.  Some Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member charges require a trial, while others can be resolved by talking to the victim and the prosecution, and coming to a resolution.


   It can be much more expensive and damaging to try to fight a A&B on Family or Household Member charge on your own rather than finding the right lawyer to help you. 


    I have experience defending those charged with Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member at all levels of the criminal justice system. Domestic Violence charges can be filed as multiple different charges depending on the seriousness and the place of occurrence and can be sent to Superior Court on appeal or indictment.


    Even if the victim wants to drop your domestic violence charge, this does not mean you don't need a lawyer.  The prosecution can still pursue charges against you if the victim wants the dismiss the charges, and the prosecution could end up charging the victim with filing a false police report or issuing an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.  Find out more here.


    I have succeeded in getting Assault and Battery on Family/Household Member charges dismissed and my clients being found not guilty.  I have also gotten my clients released on bond even when charged with serious Domestic Violence offenses.


    A Domestic Violence charge can carry serious jail time, loss of your rights, and can be a black mark on your record.  It's important to find the right lawyer to fight your charge.  Call me today.

   I handle domestic violence and criminal cases in all Massachusetts courts.  My office is located in Boston.


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Even if your domestic violence charge is just a misdemeanor, it can still carry serious consequences.  Some domestic violence charges have mandatory jail time, and they can mean you lose your right to carry a gun.

Domestic Violence Lawyer Who Will Work for You

    Domestic violence in Alabama just means that you're accused of committing a crime against a family member or someone you're dating.  It can be anything from threatening the person to breaking into their house to something much more serious.


    Even though Domestic Violence in the Third Degree is a misdemeanor, this does not mean it's not serious.  It could carry jail time and means that you could lose your right to carry a gun.


    Domestic Violence charges can also involve technical defenses such as hearsay and the Confrontation Clause.  I can use these defenses to help get your Domestic Violence charge dismissed or get a lesser sentence for you.  


    Domestic Violence arrests also reflect badly on your criminal record, so it's important to find a lawyer who understands the process and is willing to fight for the best outcome.  Call me and we can get started on your defense. 


    Even a first-time Assault and Battery on a Family or Household Member charge can carry up to two-and-a-half years in jail and loss of your gun rights, even though it's a misdemeanor.  Domestic Violence can also be a felony depending on what happened and your record.

    Domestic violence charges often mean a restraining order as well.  It's critical to hire a lawyer as soon as possible to fight the issuance of a restraining order against you.

    If you're charged with Domestic Violence, get a lawyer who can give you the best chance of getting the case dismissed and who knows the consequences.

    Schedule a free consultation at Matthew W. Peterson Attorney-at-Law today by calling (617) 356-8217.

Generally, if one party calls with a domestic violence complaint, the police will take one party to jail to ensure their safety.  A domestic violence complaint can have serious consequences - don't take it lightly.