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  • We act fast to protect your reputation & rights.
  • We create effective defense strategies to defend your freedom.
  • We provide non-judgmental advocacy when you need help.
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Being charged with a criminal offense is no small matter. Even accusations – unfounded or not – can cause serious repercussions. Very rarely will these types of crises affect just one aspect of your life: they can impact your family life, personal life, professional life, and most importantly, your freedom. Regardless of the charges you face, working with a skilled criminal defense lawyer will be crucial to minimizing the impact that an arrest can have on your life.

Dhar Law, LLP is prepared to protect you, regardless of the charges you face. Call today.

The criminal justice system is intimidating and being unaware of your rights could make it feel more daunting. We understand you may feel like just a cog in the wheel. We aim to inform you of your rights and help you understand which steps to take to position your case favorably. Let us use our knowledge to help tip the scales of justice in your direction.
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  • Vikas S. Dhar

    Co-Founder & Lawyer

    Vikas S. Dhar is widely recognized as a leader in the New England legal community. As an accomplished business litigator and a "Top 40 Under 40" criminal defense attorney, he has been honored as a New England Super Lawyer and Rising Star in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense over the past six years by Boston Magazine. Along with his brother, Vilas, who is Of Counsel at Dhar Law LLP, his philosophy on socially conscious business practices and community contributions have been profiled by Forbes, the American Bar Association Journal, the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal.

    Regarded as powerful in the courtroom and unflappable at the negotiating table, Vikas talks fast because he thinks fast and clients rave about his calming demeanor, friendliness and never-ending energy reserves. He believes that "good things come to those who wait, go out and earn it." He brings a people-first attitude to each matter in the firm and would proud to handle your case next.

    He was recently selected by the U.S. District Court to sit on a Merit Selection Panel to recommend a new Magistrate Judge and to advise on the reappointment of a sitting Magistrate Judge. Vikas has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Organization as a Top 100 Massachusetts Defense Attorney. Additionally, in 2012 alongside a U.S. Congressman and other honorees, he was presented with the “Excellence in the Law: Up & Coming Attorney” award by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Lawyers Weekly.

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  • “They remind you of how getting through law proceedings can be so effortless.”

    Sumit B.

  • “I have worked with Dhar Law in various capacities and they have always far exceeded my expectations.”

    Brian M.

  • “They explained to me about the pros and cons and shared a lot of useful information in very simple terms.”

    Brinda P.

  • “Exemplary, patient, kind. This is the advocate you want in your corner. Wish I could give him 10 stars!”

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  • “It is refreshing in this day and age that you can work with professionals who truly have your best interest at heart.”

    Paul S.

We Secure Real Results

For Real People

  • Compliance, Internal Investigations & Advisory Services

    Advised a regional construction company following an investigation by the Massachusetts Executive Office for Labor and Workforce Development.

  • Immigration Matters

    Won a political asylum appeal for an Ethiopian national before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Secured the support of a former Attorney General of Ethiopia as an expert witness.

  • Licensed Professionals, University Faculty & Students

    Defense of a staff member at Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance community hospital. Favorable pre-trial disposition.

  • Controlled Substances

    Defense of a security systems analyst in a Federal narco-trafficking and conspiracy case following an inter-agency task force investigation. No committed time.

  • Criminal Defense

    Defended a Canadian airline station chief at Boston's Logan International Airport in a felony complaint. Won a jury acquittal.

  • White-Collar Criminal Defense

    Representation of an accountant for a New England facilities management company in federal grand jury proceedings following a three-year civil tax investigation by the IRS. Our client was not indicted.

WHY HIRE DHAR LAW, LLP?

  • Nearly Eight Decades of Combined Experience

  • Our Battle-Tested Trial Attorneys are Available 24/7

  • Highly Esteemed Attorneys Recognized Nationwide

  • Client-Focused Representation & Proven Defense Strategies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I go to jail if I was arrested?

    Answer:

    No, not necessarily. Although each county may have slightly different booking processes, you may be placed in a holding cell until you have been read your official charges during your arraignment (first hearing before a judge). A jail or prison sentence can only be brought if you have been found guilty and convicted by a jury or judge, or if you have pled to a charge with a jail sentence involved.

  • If I’m not guilty, why do I need a lawyer?

    Answer:

    At Dhar Law, LLP, we always assume our clients to be innocent until proven guilty, and we will always represent them as such. Even if you know that you are not guilty, you will be facing off against highly trained Prosecutors and District Attorneys. It is their primary motivation to utilize the State’s resources to obtain a conviction and penalize you accordingly.

  • How are misdemeanors & felonies different?

    Answer:

    Criminal offenses can be categorized in multiple ways, and this includes misdemeanor charges and felony charges. Misdemeanors are considered to be lesser offenses, and typically result in a jail sentence equal to or less than 1 year. On the other hand, felonies are much more severe and can carry lengthy prison sentences.

  • What are my rights after an arrest?

    Answer:

    We believe that knowledge can be the strongest defense. If you have been arrested, know that you have the right to remain silent and you have the right to request an attorney. Both of these things (also known as your Miranda Rights) ultimately protect your 5th Amendment Right to avoid self-incrimination.

Rights That Are in Jeopardy After Being Convicted

  • Loss of eligibility to apply for financial aid for college
  • Security clearance for certain professions such as teaching, working with children, or security
  • Voting privileges
  • Parenting rights can be taken away including custody & visiting rights
  • Loss of 2nd Amendment right to legally obtain or possess firearms
  • Cannot obtain a passport or a visa for entry into certain countries
  • Convicts are pulled into police line-ups as a potential suspect

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