Domestic violence should never happen. But it does. Domestic violence affects all types of people—young, old, male, female, single, or married. It’s a subject that most people would rather not think about…until it happens to them.
However, even when it does happen, many people misunderstand it, blame themselves, try to pretend it didn’t happen, or think of it as a one-time occurrence. And they don’t do anything about it.
If you feel that you are a victim of domestic violence, you need to get help before it gets worse. The law in New Hampshire is very clear: domestic violence against anyone is a crime. But for the law to be enforced, the crime must be reported.
If you or someone you know is a victim of battering or any form of abuse, a qualified family law attorney can help by directing you to people who can help—by providing shelter, protection from the abuser, counseling, or legal representation if necessary.
Both sides need our help.
Both parties in a domestic abuse situation need the help of qualified professionals during the time leading up to the legal meeting and also for representation during the negotiation. As a first priority, injured victims need protection from the abuser. But those accused also need professional counseling and legal assistance. Those who feel they are unfairly accused deserve a vigorous legal defense. And everyone deserves and has a right to protection under the law.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, or if you feel your person or your rights are being violated in any way, call Celenza Law for answers to questions, legal advice, and representation in court. We can help you, and if we can’t, we’ll send you to others who can.