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Assault Charges

Are You Facing Charges Of Assault? 

We are Boston assault defense attorneys who have been recognized for our ability to handle complex cases. Don’t wait – call us today. 


Highly Esteemed Boston Assault Attorneys Who Fight for the Accused and Win

When you are facing a serious charge of assault, you may feel stressed and uncertain about your future. Will you be facing an expensive lawsuit or a criminal conviction? Financial stress and the stress of potentially being branded a criminal can weigh heavy. At Dhar Law, LLP, we know the law and can build a formidable defense to ensure the most favorable outcome in your case. We have a reputation for being dedicated and staying the course no matter how serious the charge. Whether you are facing a civil or criminal case, we will explore all the options related to your case. Please don’t hesitate to call us to explore your options.


We are local Boston criminal defense attorneys who can assist you or someone you know when you are accused of a crime. Please don’t hesitate to call our Boston attorneys or encourage a friend to reach out. 

Vikas S. Dhar is widely recognized as one of Boston’s premier criminal defense attorneys and a leader in the New England legal community. As a seasoned trial lawyer and a “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense attorney, he has been honored as a New England Super Lawyer in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense over the past 14 years by Boston Magazine.

What is Assault? 

Assault is defined as the threat of bodily harm combined with an apparent ability to cause bodily harm. Assault is considered both a crime and a tort. Therefore an assault charge could result in a criminal conviction or civil liability. 

Common Penalties for Assault

Assault charges are taken very seriously by the law. Most first- and second-degree charges come with mandatory prison sentences. We advise taking immediate action to begin building a case and to protect against potential incarceration. We have successfully defended many clients against misdemeanor and felony assault charges. We have the tools necessary to protect you during your trial. The penalties for assault affect many areas of your life and are not to be taken lightly.

House Arrest

Expensive Fines

A Criminal Record

Community Service

Criminal Education Programs 

Know Your Rights

Take a proactive approach and retain representation. Do not speak with law enforcement officers and exercise your right to remain silent at any opportunity. You do not have to speak to anyone without an attorney present. 

Whether your case is tried in state or federal court, we are ready to defend you. We encourage you to be proactive and work with our highly skilled and battle-tested defense attorneys without delay. With Dhar Law, LLP in your corner, you have the opportunity to fight for your freedom and assert your rights. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact us today at 617-880-6155.


Have you or a family member been charged or arrested? It’s important not to make mistakes early on in your case. Download our PDF on the top 3 things to do to help your defense or if you have been arrested by the State Police or FBI or you are the subject of an FBI Arrest Warrant.

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Heading up the firm, Vikas Dhar is widely recognized as a leader in the New England legal community. An accomplished business litigator and a “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense attorney, he has also been honored as a New England Super Lawyer/Rising Star in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense for each of the past six years by Boston Magazine.

I have the power and the skill to be able to save people from themselves. I can be your guide during the darkness. I can hold your hand and navigate you out of the darkness into the light.

— Vikas Dhar
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