Support for Domestic Violence


Domestic violence can come in a variety of forms. Domestic violence is a term often used interchangeably with terms like physical abuse, emotional abuse, domestic assault, or just abuse. For domestic violence specifically committed in New Hampshire, certain parameters must be met. Physical violence or abuse does not have to be committed for someone to be charged with domestic violence.

In New Hampshire, domestic violence is defined as commission or attempted commission of a qualifying offense against a family or household member, a roommate, or current/former intimate and/or sexual partner. Domestic violence can be perpetrated regardless of gender, and victims can be any gender.

Domestic violence offenses include:

  • Physical assault
  • Reckless conduct
  • Criminal threatening
  • Sexual assault
  • Destruction of property
  • Interference with freedom
  • Harassment
  • Unauthorized entry

Offenses that qualify for a domestic violence charge must also represent a credible threat to a victim. Law enforcement officers can arrest an individual for domestic violence without a warrant, and without any warning if an officer has probable cause or evidence that the individual has committed domestic violence.

The Complex Reality of Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, the reality is that domestic violence is rarely a cut-and-dry offense. Often, domestic violence can be tied up in ugly divorces, child custody, child support, or other family law related matters. We are here to advocate for you, stand by you, and provide you fair and affordable representation for your unique and complicated case.

Who We Serve

At Bernstein & Mello in Nashua, NH, we are advocates against domestic violence. We believe that domestic violence is a complicated matter between individuals, and stories may differ, become conflated, or be downplayed by one or both involved parties. We are advocates for abuse and domestic violence victims, as well as fair representation and advocates for the wrongly accused. We represent individuals who are victims of domestic abuse as well as individuals charged with domestic abuse. 

How We Can Help

Consulting with a trained lawyer in regards to domestic violence is an important first step. We believe that no one should be penalized for a crime they did not commit. We are dedicated to understanding and fighting for the truth in all situations. We understand the complexities of domestic abuse cases, and that no two cases are the same. Conveniently located in Nashua, NH, we will work with you to help you achieve the outcome that you deserve.

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