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Have You Been Charged With Manslaughter?

We will fight to defend your freedom. At Dhar Law, LLP, we understand that there are two sides to each story. We are here to tell yours. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can get to work on your case and protect your rights. 


Boston Manslaughter Defense Attorney

We are proud to defend the rights of people accused of serious crimes. 

When your future is at stake, you need to be proactive in the protection of your rights. Although manslaughter is considered a lesser offense than murder, if you are convicted you will face severe legal penalties. Due to the serious nature of your offense, we urge you to secure the immediate representation of our Boston manslaughter defense attorney. At Dhar Law, LLP, we provide hard-hitting, tenacious advocacy to clients faced with serious criminal charges. When you choose to secure our services, we will thoroughly review police reports and any evidence related to your case. In preparation for trial, we will identify inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case against you and build a formidable defense. We will fight for your rights and can help you obtain the upper hand in court. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced criminal defense attorneys.


Manslaughter Defined

The killing of another individual by an intentional act (intentionally committing the act which resulted in the victims death) or by culpable negligence.

Involuntary manslaughter is causing the death of someone unintentionally, typically while engaged in reckless behavior such as drinking that a reasonable person would assume could cause harm.

Voluntary manslaughter is killing due to ‘reasonable provocation,’ such as if you are involved in an argument, defending yourself in a fight, are being coerced or are under stress. 

Common Penalties

Both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter are felonies that can carry serious penalties. Unintentional, involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence carries particularly heavy penalties. 

At least 3 years in prison and up to 20 years for voluntary manslaughter

Victim restitution

10-16 months in prison or more for involuntary manslaughter

20 years in state prison;15 year loss of license; $25,000 fine for vehicular manslaughter

We are Boston criminal defense attorneys who are proud to defend people accused of serious crimes in local communities. If you or someone you know has been accused of a serious crime like manslaughter, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can get to work on defending your rights.

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

Prosecutors must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. You may be able to prove that you were not the one responsible for an inadvertent death. You may be able to prove that the crime occurred in self-defense. You may also be able to prove involuntary manslaughter as the result of an accident with no intent to harm. 

Manslaughter is a serious charge, but you don’t have to face it alone. Dhar LLP are highly esteemed attorneys recognized nationwide who provide client-focused representation and proven defense strategies. We will help you tell your side of the story and fight to protect your freedom. 

To learn more about our criminal defense Manslaughter 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.

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— Vikas Dhar
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