Once a part of Malden and Charlestown, Melrose is seven miles from downtown Boston. It was named for Melrose, Scotland, by a native Scot and longtime resident of North Malden. The town was always a commuter city, and its population grew rapidly after the Boston and Maine Railroad built three stops in Melrose, allowing Boston workers to live in the country. These days, the city is sandwiched between Route 1, Interstate 93 and Interstate 95 and served by the MTBA’s Haverhill Line, making it still a good commuter choice. If you are charged with a crime in Melrose, your case will probably be heard at the Malden District Court to the south in Malden. Malden residents can easily reach defense attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy’s downtown Boston office by car or train.
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.
Being charged with a crime can change your life, which is why you should talk to an experienced defense attorney like Kathleen M. McCarthy right away. To get to her downtown Boston office from Melrose, take Interstate 93 south to Government Center (exit 24B-A), turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right at State Street and left onto Congress Street. Melrose residents can also take the Haverhill Line to Malden Center Station, transfer to the Orange Line and take it to State Street Station, just a short walk to Congress Street.