Winchester

Winchester is an affluent bedroom community of greater Boston, with a population estimated at 21,090 in 2008. It was once South Woburn, but was created in 1850 by Whigs who wanted an independent city away from Woburn, which was heavily Democratic. The Middlesex Canal and the Boston and Lowell Railroad helped increase Winchester’s population and bring in manufacturing businesses. Today, Winchester is notable in part for its lack of curbside garbage pickup. Visiting the town “dump,” which is actually a collection center, is a Saturday morning ritual for many residents, and town selectmen decided that the social and community interactions there outweighed the convenience of curbside pickup. Winchester is served by the Woburn District Court, 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.

Boston criminal defense attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy offers free phone consultations to residents of Winchester and any other part of greater Boston. If you’re facing criminal charges in Massachusetts, don’t wait before calling for help. To get to her downtown Boston office from Winchester, take Interstate 93 south to Government Center (exit 24B-A), turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right at State Street and left onto Congress Street. Winchester residents can also take the Lowell Line directly to North Station and walk to Congress Street, or transfer there to the Orange Line and get off at State Street Station for a shorter walk.