Located north of Boston, Billerica straddles the border between greater Boston and the metro area attached to the city of Lowell to the north. Billerica was originally given the Native American name Shawshin, also the name of the Shawsheen River that flows through town. Its name was later changed by British-born residents, many of whom came from the English village of Billericay. It is notable as the home of Thomas Ditson, who is thought to be the basis for part of the song “Yankee Doodle” because he was tarred and feathered by the British in 1775. Billerica calls itself “the home of Yankee Doodle” and celebrates a Yankee Doodle Weekend each September. People living in Billerica use the Lowell District Court when they have business in state courts.
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.
Billerica residents can easily reach both of the offices offered by criminal defense attorney Kathleen McCarthy. To get to her North Andover office from Billerica, take Massachusetts 3A north to Interstate 495 north, then take exit 44/45 to Merrimack Street. Turn left onto Merrimack Street and continue onto Sutton Street, near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The office will be to the left. Visitors to the Boston office can take Massachusetts 3A south to Interstate 95 north, then Interstate 93 south. Exit at Government Center, turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street. Or, for public transit, take the Lowell line south to North Station, change to the Orange Line going toward Forest Hills and get off at State Street Station. From there, it’s a short walk to Congress Street.