Medford

Situated on the Mystic River, Medford is the home of Tufts University. The city was once largely a private plantation, but gradually became divided and was incorporated as a city in 1892. Its famous sons and daughters include James Pierpont, who wrote the Christmas song “Jingle Bells”; Fannie Farmer, the author of a popular cookbook; Amelia Earhart, who lived there as a social worker in the 1920s; and Michael Bloomberg, the New York politician and businessman. Medford hosts the Cambridge District Court, the local court for Medford residents, and is within easy distance of federal courts in downtown Boston.

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.

If you’re accused of a crime in Medford or anywhere else in eastern Massachusetts, you should call criminal defense lawyer Kathleen McCarthy for a free, confidential consultation. To get to her downtown Boston office from Medford, take Interstate 93 south to Purchase Street (exit 23), turn left at Seaport Boulevard, right at D Street and left onto Congress Street. Medford residents can also take bus 96 from Medford Square, get off at Massachusetts Avenue and Upload Road, and transfer to the Red Line at Porter Square. From the South Street station, you can walk or take the Silver Line to Silver Line Way.