Originally part of Charlestown, Stoneham incorporated as its own town in 1725. During the Industrial Revolution, the town became known as a shoe manufacturing center. Modern Stoneham is within easy distance of Boston, thanks to Interstate 93 and the MBTA. Notable residents include former Olympic gold medalist figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Stoneham made the Guinness Book of World Records in the 1970s for having the most gas stations along a one-mile stretch of road. However, a more popular local attraction is the Stone Zoo, named for former zoo director Walter Stone rather than the city. Residents of Stoneham use the Woburn District Court just to the west at 30 Pleasant Street in Woburn.
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.
If you live in Stoneham or other parts of Middlesex County and you’re charged with a serious crime, don’t hesitate to call criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy for a free phone consultation. Or, come visit her office to learn more. To get to her downtown Boston office from Stoneham, take Interstate 93 south and exit at Government Center (exit 24B-A). Turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right at State Street and left onto Congress Street. Or, take bus 137 or 136 to Oak Grove Station or the Haverhill Line to Malden Center. From there, transfer to the Orange Line and get off at the State Street Station, which is a short walk from the office.