Connected by Route 1 and the Newburyport/Rockport Line, Saugus is a part of greater Boston, with an estimated population of 27,478. Like many towns in the region, Saugus benefited from the Industrial Revolution, which saw shoe, tobacco and woolens manufacturing industries move into town. In fact, Saugus was the site of the first integrated ironworks in the United States, the Saugus Iron Works, which is now a National Historic Site. Saugus is also locally noted for its large population of Italian and Irish Americans. Saugus and many other towns and cities in its region use the Lynn District Court, located to the east in Lynn at 580 Essex Street.

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.

Saugus residents who need experienced representation to defend them from criminal charges should call defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy. She offers two offices for citizens of Saugus: one in downtown Boston and another to the north in North Andover. To get to her downtown Boston office from Saugus, take U.S. 1 south to Interstate 93 south. In downtown Boston, take the Government Center exit (24B-A) and turn left onto John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, then turn right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street. Or, to use public transportation, take bus 430 into Malden and transfer to the Orange Line at Malden Center Station. Get off at the State Street Station, where it’s a short walk to her office at 50 Congress Street.