Watertown

Watertown is one of the oldest cities in Massachusetts, and was once close in size to Boston itself. These days, it’s a much smaller city, having contributed land to the neighboring cities of Cambridge, Weston, Waltham, Belmont and Lincoln. Watertown is home to several landmarks, including the Arsenal Center for the Arts (now part of Harvard University), the Perkins School for the Blind and the Armenian Library and Museum of America, which reflects the city’s large Armenian population. If you’re charged with a crime in Watertown, your case will likely be heard in Waltham District Court, located at 38 Linden Street in neighboring Waltham.

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’re charged with a crime, time is important, because delaying too long can mean losing opportunities to minimize or eliminate the damage to your life, your job and your family. As an experienced Boston criminal defense lawyer, Kathleen M. McCarthy can help. To get to her downtown Boston office from Watertown, take the Massachusetts Turnpike east to Interstate 93 north. Take the South Station exit, keep left at the fork and merge onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn left at Pearl Street, continue into Post Office Square and turn right onto Congress Street. Or, take bus 504 from Watertown Yard to Federal Street and Franklin Street. From there, it’s a short walk to Congress Street.