Methuen

Just south of the state border with New Hampshire, Methuen has an estimated population of 46,179. It is notable as the birthplace of popular poet Robert Frost and the home of the Great Organ, a house-sized organ housed at Methuen Memorial Music Hall. Its location on the shores of the Merrimack River and the Spicket River gave rise to industrialization in the nineteenth century. Unusually, Methuen was once known as “The City Known as the Town of Methuen,” because it had a city form of government but wished to continue calling itself a town. It was later officially changed to a city. Methuen residents with legal business use the Lawrence District Court in Lawrence, conveniently located near criminal defense attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy’s North Andover office.

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.

Methuen residents can choose to visit criminal defense lawyer Kathleen McCarthy’s North Andover office, or, if they have business in Boston, her downtown Boston office. To get to her North Andover office from Methuen, take Broadway/Massachusetts 28 south across the Merrimack River, then turn left onto Merrimack Street and continue onto Sutton Street, near the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The office will be to the left. To reach the downtown Boston office, take Interstate 93 south to Boston and take the Government Center exit (exit 24B-A). From there, turn left onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street.