Top Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Violent Crimes


If you have been charged with assault or another violent crime, the stakes are high. A conviction can affect your job, your family, and your freedom. This is no time to rely on the services of an unproven or inexperienced defense attorney.

The experienced violent crime defense lawyers at Dhar Law, LLP have successfully represented clients against a wide range of violent crime charges. Backed by decades of experience, we conduct our own investigations and know how to find weak spots in the prosecution’s case against you. In some instances, our attorneys are able to get a case dismissed or the charges reduced. We also field a team of experienced litigators who are always ready to advocate aggressively on our clients’ behalf at trial if necessary.

We defend individuals against the full spectrum of violent crimes, including:

  • Homicide and attempted murder — Possible defenses include showing a lack of intent, mistaken identity, self-defense, or demonstrating some mitigating circumstances
  • Assault and battery — The penalties are severe, especially if someone is seriously injured or a dangerous weapon is used
  • Assault of a police officer — The term “assault” can be broadly interpreted in these cases. Conviction of assaulting a Massachusetts police officer while he or she is on the job carries the potential for stiffer penalties than other assault convictions.
  • Kidnapping — Any person who forcibly confines someone against their will may face charges of kidnapping


At Dhar Law, LLP, we have a highly experienced team of lawyers who have successfully defended many clients charged with violent crimes. If you or a loved one is facing charges related to a violent crime, contact us to schedule a free consultation with our Boston violent crime defense lawyers. We will thoroughly review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action.


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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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