From its position on the North Shore, Ipswich is 28 miles from Boston and within easy striking distance of the New Hampshire border. It was a fishing town even before colonial times, when English settlers found Native American communities fishing and gathering shellfish. Modern Ipswich is famous for its clams and holds an annual Chowderfest. Famous residents include James Madison, poet Anne Bradstreet, author John Updike and comedian Chevy Chase. It offers numerous nature preserves and recreation spots including Crane Beach, Plum Island, Willowdale State Forest and Sandy Point State Reservation. Ipswich residents with legal matters pending can visit Ipswich District Court in Newburyport, which also serves Hamilton, Wenham and Topsfield.
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.
Ipswich residents who need help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer can choose from two offices offered by Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy. To get to her downtown Boston office from Ipswich, drive south into Topsfield and take U.S. Route 1 south into Boston. Merge onto Interstate 93 and take exit 24B-A toward Government Center. Turn left onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street. To visit her North Andover office, Ipswich residents can follow Massachusetts Route 133 west and turn right onto Sutton Street. The office is on the right, near Lawrence Municipal Airport.