Incorporated in 1859, Belmont splintered off from surrounding cities Waltham, Watertown and Arlington/West Cambridge. It was a quiet farming town until the turn of the twentieth century, when trolleys and better roads allowed prosperous Boston workers to build country estates. Modern Belmont still has large estates on Belmont Hill, but is mainly a middle-class commuter suburb. Its famous sons and daughters include folk singer Joan Baez, baseball catcher Carlton Fisk, painter Winslow Homer and former secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Belmont is served by Cambridge District Court, which is actually located in Medford on Mystic Valley Parkway.
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.
Belmont residents can easily get to the law office of Massachusetts criminal defense attorney Kathleen McCarthy. To get to her downtown Boston office from Belmont, drive east through Medford to Interstate 93 south. When you reach downtown Boston, exit at Government Center (exit 24B-A), turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right at State Street and left onto Congress Street. Residents of Belmont can also take the bus 73 or 73 to Harvard Square Station, transfer to the Red Line and get off at Downtown Crossing Station, just a short walk to Congress Street. Or, take the Fitchburg/South Acton line to North Station, transfer to the Orange Line and get off at State Street Station.