Haverhill

Criminal charges are serious and they should all be handled with a sense of urgency and determination. The citizens of Haverhill are faced with a variety of charges from misdemeanors, like minor drug possession charges to felonies, like burglary or murder. The Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy is a criminal defense firm with the experience to aggressively defend you in your criminal case. .

The Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy

A successful defense attorney with approximately thirty years of criminal law experience, Attorney Kathleen McCarthy handles every criminal defense case with the same level of commitment and professionalism. She has earned a prestigious reputation for her aggressive defense tactics, which resulted in acquittals and dismissals on numerous criminal matters. As a criminal appeals lawyer, Kathleen McCarthy has successfully sought to have convictions overturned for clients in Superior Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Whether you are facing your first criminal charge or a subsequent offense, the Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy will provide you with an aggressive criminal defense.

Misdemeanor or Felony Charges in Haverhill, MA

Criminal charges vary in the Haverhill District Court. Less serious offenses are classified as misdemeanors. These crimes include petty theft, public intoxication and disorderly conduct, among others. When charged with a misdemeanor, you may face up to a year in jail and/or a fine. With the right criminal defense representation, misdemeanor offenses can also result in community service, probation or a dismissal of the charges. The Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy can provide you with the right criminal defense representation.

Often times a person will receive a summons to appear for a clerk’s hearing in the Haverhill District Court. It is imperative to have a criminal defense attorney, familiar with the court, to appear and advocate on the defendant’s behalf. There are many ways in which a case can be resolved as a clerk’s hearing and prevent a defendant from ever having to appear in front of a judge.

Felony charges carry harsher sentences, with the potential for at least one year in jail. The length of the sentence generally depends on the seriousness of the offense. Criminal litigation involves numerous steps, beginning with the initial arrest. You may be detained in jail for a period before being given a bail hearing. You may also be allowed to leave on your own recognizance. In the worst case scenario, you or a loved one may be denied bail and forced to stay in jail until a court date. It is vital that you secure the services of a criminal defense lawyer early in the process. Pre-trial motions and negotiations are valuable to the outcome of the case. Don't wait until trial to let the expertise of Attorney Kathleen McCarthy work for you.

The Haverhill Courts

The Haverhill District Court is more formally known as the Trial Court of the Commonwealth, District Court Department, Haverhill Division. It is located on J.P. Ginty Boulevard, between Bethany Avenue and Chestnut Street. If you have been arrested, this is the courthouse where you and your lawyer will conduct all judicial matters. Attorney Kathleen McCarthy is a criminal defense attorney who works with individuals and the families of those who have been charged with crimes in Haverhill District Court. Haverhill, Boxford, Bradford, Georgetown and Groveland are under the jurisdiction of the Haverhill District Court, and Attorney Kathleen McCarthy is known in this area for her skill, experience and knowledge.

Every criminal charge is different, but they should all be taken seriously. Secure the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer, with a proven track record of fighting for clients. If you are seeking to retain an attorney with decades of experience in the Massachusetts court system contact the Law Offices of Kathleen McCarthy today at (978) 975-8060. Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony offense, Attorney Kathleen McCarthy will aggressively work to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Time is of the essence, so call today.