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Just south of the New Hampshire border, Methuen had an estimated population of 44,371 as of 2009. It is considered a part of greater Boston, but its proximity to Lawrence and Lowell allows residents to enjoy shorter commutes within northeastern Massachusetts. Historically, Methuen has benefited from its location on the Merrimack and Spicket Rivers, which allowed early industrialists to set up water-powered mills. In fact, many sites in town are named for industrialists David Nevins and Edward Searles, both of whom made their fortunes in the late nineteenth century. The city’s famous sons include architect Charles H. Tenney, whose name is frequently grouped with those of Nevins and Seares, and poet Robert Frost. Methuen is one of four cities that use the Lawrence District Court for legal matters.
Methuen may be a relatively small city, but the Lawrence District Court serves a large population. The court hears matters involving every type of crime, including serious and violent crimes like manslaughter as well as matters involving drug possession, robbery and other kinds of theft, motor vehicle offenses, restraining orders and more. Even more serious matters can start out at this court, allowing us to make certain motions and filings to get clients’ defense underway. The Law Office of Stephen Neyman routinely handles matters in the court, which is conveniently located near our North Andover office. In fact, we have enjoyed substantial success in this court, helping clients avoid serious, life-altering penalties.
When you’re accused of a crime, time is not on your side. Each day is another day in which evidence can be lost or tampered with, memories can fade and witnesses can disappear. Waiting can also mean missing deadlines for making moves that can help your case, including matters involving evidence and challenging moves by the prosecution. To make matters worse, a few weeks can feel like a lifetime to defendants who are anxious about what the future might hold. You can even the playing field with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Stephen Neyman. Attorney Stephen Neyman has practiced criminal defense law for two decades and understands what’s at stake for his clients in any type of criminal case. We always seek to get clients the best possible outcome, whether that means an acquittal at trial, a reduction in charges or fairer, more lenient penalties.
The North Andover office of the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman is likely the most convenient for visitors from Methuen. To get there from the center of Methuen, take Broadway toward the river, turn left on Haverhill Street and turn right onto Amesbury Street. Once you cross the bridge, make a left onto Merrimack Street and follow it until it becomes Sutton Street. The office is on the left at 200 Sutton Street. To get to our downtown Boston office, simply take Interstate 93 south into Boston and keep going until you see the exit for Government Center, exit 24A. Turn left at John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, right onto State Street and left onto Congress Street. You are also welcome to contact us online or call us at 617-263-6800 for a free phone consultation.