We Are Ready To Defend You Against Domestic Assault Charges

If a person in New Hampshire is accused of committing a violent crime against a family member, spouse, household resident or another person with whom they are in a relationship, or with whom they have had a domestic relationship, it can be considered domestic assault. Domestic assault victims can take legal action against their assailants, including requesting a protective order from the New Hampshire courts.

The penalties for a domestic assault conviction are harsh. The offense can be a misdemeanor or a felony; the level of offense can carry jail or prison time. Some can last your lifetime. If you face domestic assault charges, it is critical to enlist the assistance of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. At Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A., our experienced lawyers defend clients in New Hampshire who face domestic assault and other criminal charges.

Understanding Domestic Assault Charges And The Ramifications

These are the violent crimes that can be considered domestic assault in New Hampshire:

  • Assault against a family member, spouse, household resident or relationship partner
  • Sexual assault against a family member, spouse, household resident or relationship partner
  • Threatening behavior or making threats
  • Property destruction or forceful entry onto a property
  • Harassment against a family member, spouse, household resident or relationship partner

A protective order can prohibit the accused from being on specific property, from interacting with specific people, from receiving custody of a child, or from destroying the property of the victim. In addition, it can prevent the individual from being able to purchase or possess a weapon or firearm.

Once a protective order has been filed in New Hampshire, the defendant has the option to request a hearing. In the event of a hearing, the court looks at evidence in order to determine if a final protective order will be approved. Violation of a protective order can result in incarceration. If you feel you are a victim of domestic assault, we will help you prepare for a hearing, as well as represent you at the hearing.

Defending Against Domestic Assault Charges

Our experienced defense attorneys will explain your options if you face a domestic assault charge. We will review the facts and determine the best trial strategy or work to minimize the consequences of the charges through a negotiated agreement with prosecutors.

Call 603-524-4121 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting with a criminal defense attorney at Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A.