Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Beverly’s 38,577 residents enjoy a resort industry as well as a manufacturing industry. It is known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution because it was the site of the United States’ first cotton mill in the late 1780s. Beverly is also the site of the armed schooner Hannah, one of the first naval vessels in the United States, which sailed from Beverly Harbor in 1775. These days, it is home to major companies including Microsoft, Zipcar and the Parker Brothers game company. Residents of Beverly and many surrounding cities in Essex County use the Salem District Court at 65 Washington Street in Salem.
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.
Beverly residents who need an experienced criminal defense lawyer can visit Kathleen McCarthy in downtown Boston or in North Andover. To get to her downtown Boston office from Beverly, take Massachusetts 128 south, merge briefly onto Interstate 95 and take U.S. route 1 south into Boston. Take exit 23 at Purchase Street, turn left at Seaport Boulevard, right at D Street and left onto Congress Street. To visit her North Andover office, Beverly residents can take Massachusetts 62 west to Massachusetts 114 west, turn right onto Massachusetts 125 and left onto Sutton Street, near Lawrence Municipal Airport.