Situated on a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic, Marblehead competes with neighboring Beverly for the title of "birthplace of the American Navy." Marblehead began as a fishing village and still contains commercial fishing. After the Industrial Revolution created wealth from shoe-making businesses, the harbor also became a regional center for yachting; its yacht clubs include the Pleon Yacht Club, the oldest junior yacht club in the United States. Points of interest include Devereux Beach, the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lighthouse. Marblehead residents with legal business are served by the Salem District Court in nearby Salem, at 65 Washington Street.
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.
Criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy defends residents of Marblehead and all of eastern Massachusetts who are accused of crimes. To get to her downtown Boston office from Marblehead, drive through Swampscott and pick up Massachusetts 129A west, continue onto the Salem Turnpike, then turn onto the American Legion Highway and take Massachusetts 1A south. When you get into downtown Boston, cross Interstate 93 and turn left at Friend Street/Market Street, left at Merrimac Street and continue onto Congress Street. To visit her North Andover office from Marblehead, take drive through Salem and Peabody to reach State Route 114 north. From there, turn right onto Massachusetts 125 and follow it to Lawrence Municipal Airport, where you can turn left onto Sutton Street. The office is on the right.