Bedford, NH Resources
Injury, Criminal & Family Law Guidance for Residents of Bedford
Bordering the western bank of the Merrimack River, Bedford, NH is a prosperous, primarily residential town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. It is just outside Manchester and centrally located within reach of the White Mountains, the seacoast, and the greater Boston area. Bedford boasts a highly educated population, with many of its residents employed in technical fields. The town is home to Saint Anselm College and within commuting distance from several other universities. If you or a loved one needs legal services after an accident in the Bedford area, the injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have the resources and dedication needed to represent your interests. We also are experienced in assisting individuals with matters involving domestic relations, criminal defense, and DUI.
Helping Accident Victims in Bedford Pursue Compensation
Serious injuries can result from car or motorcycle collisions, workplace accidents, faulty medical care, slip and falls, and other harmful mishaps. In many cases, a personal injury claim arises when the harm is caused by the negligence of another individual or business.
These lawsuits are usually based on the theory of negligence, which requires proof of the elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. The accident victim, or plaintiff, must first establish that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care, which will vary according to the relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. For example, drivers have a duty to use reasonable precautions in handling their vehicles, while doctors need to meet the standard of care that similarly trained and qualified physicians in the same location would exercise.
The victim must then demonstrate that the defendant breached the duty, or failed to act according to the applicable standard of care. It is also necessary to show that the defendant’s carelessness directly caused the victim’s injuries, which means that he or she would not have been hurt if not for the breach. The final element of a negligence claim requires that the plaintiff incurred actual costs or losses from the injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Assert Your Rights When Facing Criminal Prosecution
The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn have represented criminal defendants in a variety of cases, including drug possession, reckless driving, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault, and criminal trespass. While it is an intimidating experience to be charged with a crime, individuals in this situation should know that the prosecution must prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. There also are many constitutional protections that may be available, depending on the circumstances.
For example, the prosecution may not introduce evidence that was obtained through an unlawful search and seizure. This can happen if law enforcement failed to secure a warrant in advance, and if none of the exceptions to the warrant requirement apply. When evidence was improperly obtained, it can be excluded from consideration, which in some cases results in the prosecution reducing or dismissing the charges.
Tenacious Representation for Individuals Charged with DWI or DUI
One of the most commonly charged crimes is driving while intoxicated (DWI), also known as driving under the influence (DUI). In New Hampshire, the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent, and it is lower for commercial and underage drivers. If you are arrested for drunk driving, you could face serious penalties if you are convicted, such as fines, mandatory treatment programs, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time. However, the skilled lawyers at Tenn And Tenn can help you try to avoid or minimize these consequences. In some situations, the police officer may not have had a sufficient reason to stop a defendant’s car, or in other circumstances the tests of the defendant’s BAC may not have been properly performed.
Protect Your Interests in Family Law Disputes
Coping with divorce can be emotionally draining, as well as legally and financially burdensome. We have the skills and resources required to represent your interests in divorce, child custody, and support proceedings so that you can move on with your life.
To file a petition for divorce in New Hampshire, residency requirements must be met. Both spouses must live in the state, the filing spouse must have lived there for one year, or the filing spouse must live in the state and arrange to have the other spouse served with process while there. After the petition is filed, property division, spousal and child support, and child custody are other important considerations. For property division, the court will determine the value of the marriage assets and the most equitable division of those assets, or the parties may negotiate their own agreement as to the property. The court may award spousal support in certain cases, although it is not permanent, and both parents have an obligation to financially support their children. Finally, the court determines parental rights and responsibilities according to the best interest of the child, after considering several factors.
Contact a Bedford Attorney to Discuss a Civil or Criminal Matter
Since 1995, the lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have proudly represented Bedford residents in domestic relations disputes as well as personal injury claims and criminal defense matters, including DWI. We understand that some of our most important responsibilities include listening to your concerns, evaluating your case, and explaining your options under the law. Set up a consultation by calling us toll-free at (888) 511-1010, locally at (603) 624-3700, or completing our online form.