Just south of the Merrimack River and the New Hampshire border, Andover is considered part of greater Boston, with a population of 33,418. It has a rich history. Founded in the 1600s, Andover had a role in the Salem Witch Trials and the Revolutionary War. In 1853, a train accident in Andover killed Benjamin Pierce, the only son of President Franklin Pierce. During the Civil War, it was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Modern Andover may be most famous as the home of private preparatory school Phillips Academy. Andover residents with businesses in Massachusetts state court are served by the Lawrence District Court at Canal and Appleton Streets in Lawrence.
Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy is dedicated to protecting her clients' rights and getting them the best possible outcome for each criminal case. A former prosecutor, she has worked as a criminal defense attorney since 1997 and developed a reputation as a tough, aggressive advocate for her clients. She handles all types of criminal cases, including minor crimes like disorderly conduct, drunk driving or drug possession as well as serious crimes like assault and battery, theft or indecent assault. In many cases, she can handle multiple legal matters stemming from the same incident, such as traffic charges related to a charge of operating under the influence, or restraining orders related to a domestic violence charge. She also handles criminal appeals, which give defendants a chance to overturn a wrongful criminal conviction.
Visitors to the law offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy frequently arrive feeling upset, stressed and uncertain about the future. Criminal charges against you or someone you love can threaten your family, your job and your plans for the future. Kathleen McCarthy understands what her clients are up against, which is why she makes a point of responding quickly to messages from new and existing clients. Remember, you're not necessarily guilty just because law enforcement says you are. Officers can make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes allow our office to get charges dropped, dismissed or reduced. When appropriate, our Boston criminal defense lawyer negotiates hard for alternative penalties or lighter sentences that more accurately fit the situation. In other cases, she will fight for your rights in the courtroom, mounting a strong and complete defense to the charges against you.
To visit the law offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy, Andover residents can visit nearby North Andover or come to downtown Boston. To get to her North Andover office from Andover, take Massachusetts 133 east/Andover Street, then turn left on Sutton Street. The office will be to the right. To visit the downtown Boston office, drive south on Interstate 93 until you reach central Boston, then exit at Government Center (exit 24B-A). From the exit, turn left onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street. The office is to the left.