Are you Facing Your First Misdemeanor?
At Dhar Law we are committed to protecting the rights of the accused. Our firm fights to give everyone a chance to move forward with a clean slate.
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We are Boston Misdemeanor Defense Firm who proudly defend those accused of crimes.
Being accused of committing a crime is one of the most stressful experiences you will face. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in the Boston area, our criminal defense attorneys can help you navigate the confusing legal process. A misdemeanor may not always result in jail time, but it can have negative implications and financial consequences. You may face strains in personal relationships or stigma at work. Our goal is to help minimize or completely avoid the penalties that can result from a misdemeanor conviction.
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Penalties and Expungement for Misdemeanor Offenses
Misdemeanors are considered to be lesser offenses than felonies, and typically result in a jail sentence of up to 1 year.
Penalties can range from jail time to community service. In some cases, a criminal record can be sealed.
We are based in Boston and can help you or someone you know who has been accused of a misdemeanor. Please call us today and let us support you through the process of dealing with the criminal justice system.
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
Depending on which county you are arrested in, during your first hearing you may be placed in a holding cell until you have been read your official charges. A jail or prison sentence can only be brought against you if you have been found guilty and convicted by a jury or judge, or if you have pled to a charge with a jail sentence.
At Dhar Law, LLP, we assume our clients to be innocent until proven guilty. We represent you against highly trained Prosecutors and District Attorneys, whose primary motivation is to obtain a conviction and penalize you. Our goal is to build the best defense in your case so you can minimize or even expunge the charges against you. Sometimes being a first-time offender can work in your favor as part of a defense strategy. Many people with no criminal history obtain a positive outcome and walk away with few or no penalties.