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Domestic Violence Laws in New Hampshire

Personal relationships can be extremely complicated. When a personal or intimate relationship leads to a domestic violence charge, the consequences can disrupt the lives of everyone involved. If you have been charged with a crime related to domestic violence in New Hampshire, you need to know your rights and know what to expect. Annutto Law Office has the experience and compassion needed to navigate complex and emotional cases involving domestic violence.

Domestic violence laws apply when the parties are spouses, ex-spouses, family members, or others who have an intimate relationship. If police arrive on the scene of a domestic violence incident, they can arrest anyone if there is probable cause that violence has occurred, even if there is no imminent danger. This arrest will result in a restraining order. A restraining order will have an immediate impact on a household and can affect your career, reputation, and your family in a variety of ways.  

Domestic Violence: What it includes

Some of the behaviors that can lead to a domestic violence arrest include:

  • Threatening
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Destruction of property
  • Harassment
  • Threats to another’s safety

If an arrest leads to an assault charge, a conviction can lead to prison time. A first degree assault charge stemming from a domestic violence charge can result in up to 15 years in prison. A second degree assault charge related to domestic violence can lead to seven years in prison. Both charges are felonies, meaning life-long consequences.

Resources:

Coalition Against Domestic Violence in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney

Annutto Law Office understands that no two domestic violence situations are the same. Our firm knows these cases can stem from incidents that occur under duress, passionate disputes, and misunderstandings. We also know the impact a charge can have on your reputation and family in general. If the charge leads to a restraining order, you may not be able to go home and see your family, and face many other restrictions as well. We can help. Our firm will take the time to listen to what happened and will work to get the best possible resolution. Attorney Annutto will explain your options and devise a strategy that helps you and your family move forward. We will give your case the personal attention and compassion domestic violence cases require. Let us hear your side and see if we can relieve the stress of the unknown and the anxiety of what may come about from a domestic violence charge.

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