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Attempted Murder

Have You Been Accused of Attempted Murder?

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Top Rated Boston Attempted Murder Attorneys

We are here to fight for the rights of those who have been accused of serious crimes

Attempted murder is a serious criminal offense. Criminal charges should never be taken lightly. A mere accusation of a serious crime can threaten your reputation and career. In addition, the life-changing penalties of a criminal record will have repercussions for years to come. At Dhar Law, LLP, we bring more than just knowledge and skill to the table. Our passionate and dedicated legal team will work to help you obtain the upper hand in court. Hiring an experienced and proven Boston criminal defense attorney will greatly increase your chances of securing a favorable case outcome. Our full legal team will work tirelessly for you. Due to the serious and sensitive nature of your alleged offense, we advise that you contact our firm as soon as possible.


Common Penalties

Attempted murder is charged as either a first-degree or second-degree offense. 

First-degree attempted murder occurs when the defendant intentionally (and with predetermination) tries to kill someone.

Second-degree attempted murder occurs when the defendant acts in a fit of passion, without predetermination. Second-degree attempted murder also occurs when the accused is engaged in committing a felony during the crime. 

What Is Attempted Murder?

The unsuccessful act of killing. This crime involves taking action toward killing another person and intending to kill, not just merely injure. Some actions that are considered direct steps may include: stalking, luring, tracking, breaking-in, ambushing, soliciting, and constructing materials necessary for the murder.

Will I Be Convicted?

The prosecutor must prove that you took a direct step toward killing the targeted victim. We will do everything in our power to defend you.

We are based in Boston and will fight for your rights. We are local and can assist you or someone you know at urgent notice. Please do not hesitate to call us so we can get to work on your case.

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.

Know Your Rights

If a judge releases you on a probationary period (rather than assigning any jail/prison time) you will be enabled to live your normal life with minor stipulations and conditions. Parole occurs after serving time in prison due to a conviction. If you maintain good behavior during your prison sentence, you can petition for parole or early release. If you violate parole, you will return to prison to finish your sentence, or you will get a new sentence.

If you were previously arrested or are currently facing charges, your criminal history will loom over you. A criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, can put strain on your personal relationships, and can limit your opportunities. If you are looking to expunge your criminal record, we can help you. To find out if you are eligible to seal your record, get in touch with our criminal defense attorneys. 

Everyone deserves a fair trial. Our experienced and hard-hitting criminal defense attorneys will not leave your fate to chance. To learn more about our criminal defense lawyers in Boston and how we can help you, contact us today at 617 880-6155.


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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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