Close to Lowell and 45 minutes from Boston, Westford is a northern Massachusetts city with an estimated population of 22,066 in 2008. It split off from Chelmsford in 1739, changing its name from West Chelmsford. While Westford it was not part of Paul Revere’s famous ride, Westford Academy was once attended by Revere’s son, and two of Revere’s metalworks are located in the city. Later, Westford became a suburb for Lowell mill workers. Modern Westford is home to technology companies along the route 128 corridor. Westford citizens use the Ayer District Court to the west in Ayer, which is the court for multiple communities including Groton and Boxborough.
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 Westford and you’re charged with a crime in Massachusetts, you should talk to criminal defense lawyer Kathleen M. McCarthy right away. She offers free phone consultations, so you can speak to her about your case at no risk or further obligation. To get to her North Andover office from Westford, take Interstate 495 north to exit 44-45 for Merrimack Street. Turn left onto Merrimack Street and continue as it becomes Sutton Street; the office will be to your left. Or, to visit her downtown Boston office, take 495 north to U.S. 3 south, turn north on Interstate 95 and south on Interstate 93. When you reach 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.