Make an Appointment Now!


45 Bromfield Street

Suite 500

Boston, MA 02108

Downtown Crossing near Granary Burying Ground between Nine Bar and Bromfield Jewelers










Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other times by Appointment.


  • Google Places Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Yelp Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon

DISCLAIMER: You may not use this website to provide confidential information about a legal matter of yours to me. Your use of this website does not make you my client or even my prospective client. If you have confidential information that you would like to give me, please communicate with me in person or by telephone–not by filling in any form on this website or by sending an unsolicited email to me.

  • Google Places Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Yelp Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon

©2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 by Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

Nav Map

best criminal defense lawyer boston ma
  • Matthew W. Peterson

What Happens if an Officer Doesn't Immediately Give Me a Ticket?

Updated: Mar 13

According to the "no-fix" law in Massachusetts, an officer must give you a ticket as soon as possible if you commit a traffic offense, according to Mass G.L. c. 90C §2.

If an officer does not give you a ticket immediately, even for an OUI or DUI, you could have grounds to dismiss the traffic violation. You should consult with an OUI attorney in Massachusetts immediately.

There are exceptions to this, however. If it could take longer to determine what the violation was or if an accident reconstruction expert is necessary to determine whether a crime occurred, police could be justified in not giving you a ticket immediately.

If an officer told you that you might be charged with OUI, that might be enough.

If you've been charged with OUI in Massachusetts, you should contact an attorney immediately to begin preparing your defense. Contact me today - I'd be glad to help.

My office is located in Boston, Massachusetts, but I handle criminal cases, including OUI in all Massachusetts courts. Contact me at 617-356-8217.