North Andover

Not far from the New Hampshire border, North Andover is a town of 27,522. Many residents are commuters to Lowell or Boston, but the town also boasts features of its own. Most notably, North Andover is the home of Merrimack College, a private Catholic four-year institution. North Andover is also proud to be the original site of the town of Andover, which was founded in the 1600s but split in 1855 after a conflict between patrons of the town’s two parish churches. North Andover residents are served by the Lawrence District Court in neighboring Lawrence, just across the river from 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.

Being charged with a crime is not fun -- and it requires quick action to ensure that you have the best possible defense. That’s why you should speak with criminal defense attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy as soon as possible. To visit her North Andover office, take Waverly Road or Marblehead Street north from the center of town, then turn right on Sutton Street. The office will be to the left. To visit her Boston office from North Andover, take Interstate 495 south to Interstate 93 south. When you enter downtown Boston, take exit 24B-A to Government Center and turn left onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road. Turn right onto State Street, then left onto Congress Street. The office will be to your left.