North Reading

North Reading was originally settled as part of the town of Reading. In 1853, the parts of Reading north of the Ipswich River split off to form North Reading. Both towns benefited greatly from the building of improved roads and the Boston and Maine Railroad, welcoming manufacturing businesses and becoming a center for the manufacture of shoes and caskets. North Reading is currently a middle-class bedroom community for Boston commuters, with a population of 17,272 estimated in 2008. North Reading residents use the Woburn District Court, which also serves the communities of Woburn, Reading, Stoneham, Winchester, Burlington and Wilmington.

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 attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy aggressively defends people from North Reading and around greater Boston who are charged with serious crimes. She offers free phone consultations to help clients learn more about their options and her services. To get to her downtown Boston office from North Reading, take Interstate 93 south to downtown Boston, exit at Government Center (exit 24B-A), turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right at State Street and left onto Congress Street. North Reading residents can also visit her North Andover office by taking Massachusetts Route 114 north to Route 125 north. Turn left onto Sutton Street and the office will be on the right.