Andover Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers
Are you a resident of Andover, Massachusetts, and in need of legal representation? If so, the Andover criminal defense lawyers and Andover personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. can help. We provide cost-effective solutions to many legal issues, and our experienced, aggressive attorneys have likely handled a case like yours in the past.
Whether you were injured while enjoying an afternoon or weekend at Harold Parker State Forest, rear-ended by another automobile on your way to hit a few golf balls at Andover Country Club, or seek advice and counsel because of a criminal matter or traffic offense, chances are we have assisted clients with similar problems before. Our record of success speaks for itself.
Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today to speak with an experienced attorney at 617-225-2100. With offices conveniently located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Quincy, Massachusetts, we are close by and ready to assist you. Click here for directions from Andover to one of our offices. We also serve Methuen, Tewksbury, and Boxford, Massachusetts.
We've provided cost-effective representation and proven results in thousands of cases.
Our attorneys have represented clients from Andover, as well as clients with matters in the Lawrence District Court. We have handled drunk driving cases, automobile accident claims, drug possession charges, divorce and custody issues, and many other types of matters.
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The land that occupies Essex County today was set aside in 1634 by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts to be an inland plantation community. To encourage the movement of people to the area, colonists were not forced to pay taxes for three years, and enjoyed immunity from other community services. In 1641, John Woodbridge and a group of settlers established the first permanent settlement in Andover. The settlement was incorporated in 1646. The early colonists worked amicably with local natives, and maintained peaceful relations with them for over thirty years. In 1692, during the Salem Witch Trials, more than 40 Andover citizens were accused of witchcraft. Three were executed, five plead guilty, including the daughter of the minister, and the remainder were granted reprieves by Governor William Phips.
As Andover continued to grow throughout the 1600s, a dispute arose between settlers over the location of parishes and meeting houses. Southern settlers did not want to walk to the extreme northern part of Andover for any town meetings or religious services. On the other hand, settlers from the northern part of Andover did not want another meeting house to be built because they did not want Andover to decrease in size and political power. In 1709, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts resolved the dispute by allowing a southern parish to be erected but maintaining Andover as one political unit. Today, Andover occupies the southern half of the town, and North Andover occupies the northern half. Andover is home to 31, 247 residents.
Criminal and civil matters are heard at Lawrence District Court, located at the Fenton Judicial Center at 2 Appleton Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Lawrence District Court also maintains jurisdiction over Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover in Essex County.