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Mattapan Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been accused of crime? Have you been arrested in Mattapan, Massachusetts? Do you need a criminal defense attorney familiar with Mattapan and who understands how the courts in Boston and Mattapan handle a wide range of crimes such as Theft, Burglary, Sexual Assault, Assault & Battery? White Collar Crimes and Federal Crimes and crimes of Violence. 

Mattapan is a neighborhood in Boston, located in Suffolk County. It is just South of Downtown Boston and borders Dorchester. Mattapan is predominantly a city of renters. There are housing projects and other low income housing as well as single, two and three family homes (known as triple deckers). Mattapan Heights is a newer gated community that features renovated townhouse-style apartments. There is a trolley that runs through Mattapan that goes to the Ashmont station. It is serviced by the orange line of the MBTA. The Fairmont line of commuter rail is also part of Mattapan’s transportation network. 

Mattapan has a higher crime rate than the national average and there is a higher occurrence of violent crimes such as rapes or robbery. Violent crime is 139% higher than the national average. Property crimes such as breaking and entering, or home robbery are also higher than Massachusetts’ averages. With Mattapan’s busy commercial area it is possible to be charged with a white collar crime like embezzlement, fraud or other crimes. 

Some landmarks in Mattapan include Blue Hill Avenue and Mattapan Square, these are the main commercial districts of Mattapan that have banks, law offices, shops and restaurants. Harambee Park and Franklin Park Zoo are some of the green spaces in Mattapan. The Forest Hills Cemetery, which is also part of Jamaica Plain, is a historic garden cemetery. Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 67-acre nature reserve in Mattapan on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital. 

It’s possible that you have been arrested for a violent crime or for a gang related crime such as extortion, or weapons charges, or assault and battery. 

If you have been arrested by the Mattapan Police Department, you might face charges in Boston Municipal Court. To request a free consultation, reach out to our knowledgeable legal team at 617 880-6155 today.


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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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