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Charged with a Misdemeanor?

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At Dhar Law, LLP, we focus on protecting the rights of the criminally accused. Let us help you move forward with your life.

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Misdemeanor Defense in Boston

We Are a Local Firm Devoted to Protecting Your Freedom

Few things can be more stressful than being accused of committing a crime. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in the Boston area, our criminal defense attorney is prepared to help guide your steps through the legal process. Even though a misdemeanor may not always result in jail time, the negative implications can create serious obstacles, like professional backlash or strains in personal relationships. It is our primary goal to help minimize – or completely avoid – the penalties associated with a misdemeanor conviction. Call (617) 829-9747!

  • 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.

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.

The Opinions That Matter

Put Your Case in Capable & Competent Hands

  • “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!”

    Shannon M.

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

    Paul S.

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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Misdemeanor Penalties & What They Mean

Prosecutors are highly trained in the art of securing conviction. Though prosecutors will be mostly open for negotiation, some will try to seek the maximum penalties in an effort to make an example out of your case. Do not leave your future to chance.

  • Time in county jail
  • Excessive fines & court fees
  • Court mandated community service
  • Probation, in certain cases
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Immigration consequences

Frequently Asked Questions

What You Need to Know About Your Case

  • 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.

  • What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony?

    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.

  • Possible Case Outcomes

    Charges Dismissed

    We work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome, including getting your criminal charges completely dismissed, acquitted, or dropped.

We Hear Your Concerns. You Aren’t Alone.

Let Us Help You Understand What to Expect

  • Am I
    going to jail?

  • How serious
    is this?

  • I can't afford
    to pay the fines

  • Is this going on my
    criminal record?

  • Can you help?

  • I regret all of it

We know what makes our clients lay awake and sleepless at night. Get the peace of mind you need. Call (617) 829-9747 to get the sound legal advice you need.

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