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Most people do not plan to be arrested. What may start as a very normal day could end up with you in handcuffs, waiting to face a judge. It may be a case of “wrong place at the wrong time” or perhaps you were acting to defend yourself. There are countless circumstances that can lead to criminal charges. If you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation, secure an attorney who will examine the facts of your specific situation and tirelessly work to present your defense.

Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer, with almost three decades of experience. With a reputation for success, Attorney McCarthy zealously advocates for her clients within the Massachusetts court system. Throughout her work as a criminal appeals lawyer, Attorney McCarthy has successfully litigated motions to suppress statements, motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss prior to trial in the Massachusetts district and superior court trial courts. She has also successfully vacated convictions and holdings for clients in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Your interests are a priority at the Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy and you can trust that your case will be handled with a high level of legal expertise.

Domestic Violence Defense in Framingham

Domestic violence charges can be particularly difficult for a defendant to handle, due to the high emotions of familial relationships. When the police respond to a domestic violence call, an arrest is likely. This is done to diffuse the volatility of the situation and ensure the safety of the injured party after their departure. Once the charges are made, conditions of release may include an order to stay away from the complaining party. It is important to note that the Commonwealth's attorney makes the final determination about prosecuting a domestic violence charge. Even if the complainant chooses not to go forward, the prosecutor may still take the case to trial. Attorney McCarthy has a wealth of experience evaluating evidence such as “911 calls” and turret tapes to determine whether the information from theses resources are admissible. Attorney McCarthy knows the steps to take have this information excluded from trial. When defending a domestic violence charge, the defense attorney will look for motives behind the original complaint. Issues of infidelity, pending divorce or child custody may all be used as part of the defense. Developing a strong defense and presenting it to the court can be a challenging task. That is why it’s so important to have an attorney with experience defending domestic violence cases.

The City of Framingham

With a population of just over 65,000, Framingham is one of the larger cities in western metropolitan Boston. Its claims to fame include the Framingham Heart Study, a generations-long study that has taught doctors much of what they know about cardiovascular health. It was also the home of Crispus Attucks, the mixed-race man who was the first killed in the Boston Massacre, and was a meeting place for the abolitionist movement before the Civil War. Framingham is divided into northern and southern areas by Route 9, and also contains multiple subdivisions or “towns.” Framingham is home to Framingham District Court, which also serves five other cities and towns in Middlesex County. Throughout Middlesex County, including Framingham, Kathleen M. McCarthy is known for her outstanding abilities in the courtroom. She defends Framingham residents accused of crimes in Framingham District Court and in all other courts in the state.

If you or a loved one is facing domestic violence charges, call the Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy today. Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy brings experience and skill to your defense, at a particularly difficult time. Call today at ((978) 975-8060 and let Attorney McCarthy start advocating for you.