Assault And Domestic Violence Defense

Too often, people fail to take assault or domestic violence charges seriously. These are considered violent crimes, and even a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect your life. You do not want a domestic violence conviction on your record if it is avoidable.

To contest assault or domestic violence charges, you should have a lawyer on your side. At Green & Utter, P.A., our defense attorneys have decades of experience with all types of assault crimes. In our years as public defenders and in private practice, we have helped hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony assaults. We understand that people may falsely accuse a spouse, partner or ex of domestic violence to try to gain an advantage in a family law case. We will work to prove that the allegations are false in these situations. Domestic violence convictions have serious implications on your right to bear arms.

Defending Clients Against Violent Crime Charges

Assault can be charged in the following ways:

  • Simple assault – a misdemeanor
  • Second-degree assault – a class B felony
  • First-degree assault – a class A felony

If you are convicted of assault, you could receive a jail or prison sentence. You may also have to pay fines and complete probation.

Domestic violence cases may be more complex. The police take it seriously, and there may be a mandatory arrest policy in place. In addition, even if one party wants to drop the charges or changes his or her statement, the prosecutor may still decide to pursue the case.

Under New Hampshire law, domestic violence can be committed between spouses, romantic partners, former spouses/partners, members and former members of the same household, relatives and people who share a child. It can involve physical violence, sexual violence or the threat of violence.

In addition to domestic violence criminal defense, we can represent you in protective order hearings and violation hearings, if necessary. If you violate a protective order, you can go to jail.

Call Us In Manchester

Please call our office at 603-413-4983 or 800-249-1213 to schedule a free consultation. You may also contact us online.