With an estimated population of 34,409, Chelmsford is part of the greater Lowell metro area. In fact, the city of Lowell was the town of East Chelmsford before it broke off in the 1820s. Like several neighboring cities, Chelmsford was likely named for a town of the same name in England. In colonial America, Chelmsford was a lumber mill and limestone quarry town and contributed a local militia to Revolutionary War battles. In the late twentieth century, Chelmsford became known as a transportation hub where Interstate 495 crosses Route 3. The city of Chelmsford is served by Lowell District Court at 41 Hurd Street in Lowell.
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.
The town’s proximity to highways makes it easy for Chelmsford residents to visit the offices of criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy. To get to her North Andover office from Chelmsford, 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 3 south to Interstate 95 north, then Interstate 93 south. Exit at Government Center, turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, turn right onto State Street and turn left onto Congress Street.