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Battery Charges

Are you Facing a Battery Charge? 

We are battery defense attorneys who tirelessly work to build a strong defense for anyone facing a serious charge like battery. When your freedom and future are on the line, you need a dedicated attorney who can explore each avenue of defense.


Trusted Boston Battery Defense Attorneys

Experienced attorneys who are proud to fight for the rights of the accused

Battery is a serious and sensitive charge that is best navigated with an experienced attorney at your side. Battery cases are tried based on a subtle interpretation of each case that might not go in your favor. No one situation is alike and cookie cutter solutions are not advised. At Dhar Law, LLP, we craft individually tailored and robust defenses that can shield you from the harsh punishments associated with a battery charge. Please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.


We are Boston battery defense attorneys with a long history of fighting for the rights of people who face serious charges. If you or someone you know is facing a battery charge, please contact our local attorneys to see how we can help.

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 Battery?

Battery is defined as a non-consensual physical act that results in threatening, offensive or harmful contact with a person. Even if you have made a threatening statement that caused a person to believe that they were in danger of physical harm, you may be facing a battery charge.

What Are the Penalties for Battery?

Assault and battery are often charged together. Battery always results in physical injury or some kind of offensive contact. Physical contact is not required for assault to be charged. Assault may be an attempt to frighten or dominate another person that could reasonably instill fear. 

Battery can be a felony if it causes serious physical harm or involves deadly weapons. A battery conviction will confer a criminal record. You may be fined or face jail time. You may be placed on probation and/or be forced to attend anger management training or counseling. If you have prior convictions, your chances of harsh punishments are high. Penalties for battery can involve a loss of freedom, financial punishments and restitution to victims.


Criminal Record

Loss of Certain Rights

Expensive Fines

Time Behind Bars

Know Your Rights

You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Talking to law enforcement is never advised without an attorney present.

It’s possible that your battery charge can be reduced to a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances. At Dhar Law, LLP, we thoroughly investigate the circumstances of each case to provide a tailored defense. Sometimes it can be proved that a violation happened during the process of investigation which could lead to evidence being thrown out of court. We build a sophisticated defense that can protect you against serious punishments or even get your charges dropped or dismissed. Don’t wait to get in touch. Call our experienced attorneys 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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