Chelsea

Named for a part of London, Chelsea is directly across the Mystic River from Boston. Like its namesake, Chelsea is very dense, with an estimated population of 41,577 living in the smallest city in Massachusetts by land area. However, the city may be most famous as the victim of the Great Chelsea Fire of 1908, which destroyed much of the city. This was followed 65 years later by the Second Great Chelsea Fire of 1973. More recently, the city has addressed economic problems with assertive economic development plans. Chelsea is the home of Chelsea District Court, which also serves residents of Revere. The court is located at 120 Broadway.

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.

Chelsea residents can easily reach the law offices of criminal defense attorney Kathleen McCarthy. To get to her downtown Boston office by driving, take U.S. 1 south to 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. Chelsea residents using public transportation can also take bus 111 to Haymarket Station and walk to Congress Street. Or, take the Newburyport/Rockport Line to North Station, transfer to the Orange Line and get off at State Street Station.