I NEED A LAWYER?
It is not necessary for you to hire a lawyer for the
criminal case. The State of New Hampshire, not the
victim, brings the criminal charges against the
accused. If you pursue civil action against the accused
after the criminal case is over, you may want to
consider hiring a lawyer for that purpose.
WHAT DO I DO
IF THE DEFENDANT OR SOMEONE ELSE THREATENS OR
INTIMIDATES ME ABOUT THE CASE?
Be aware that threatening a witness or a victim is a
crime in New Hampshire. If you receive a threat or fear
that you are being intimidated, call the police or the
prosecutor or victim/witness coordinator assigned to
your case immediately. The Court will take action to
WHAT IF SOMEONE FROM
THE DEFENSE CALLS ME ABOUT THE CASE?
An investigator working for the defense or the
defendant's attorney may contact you. As a victim, like
any witness, you may talk to either an investigator or
an attorney for the defense, if you choose to do so.
Please notify the prosecutor or victim/witness
coordinator, if you have been contacted by the
WHAT DO I DO IF THE DEFENDANT VIOLATES THE NO-CONTACT
If the Defendant contacts you and there is a no-contact
order in place, you should notify the victim/witness
coordinator assigned to your case immediately. This may
result in a motion to revoke the Defendant’s bail.
WILL I HAVE TO
If you are the victim of the crime, you will most likely
receive a subpoena (a document served by law enforcement
requiring your appearance in Court) from the County
Attorney's Office to appear and testify in Court for a
trial or deposition. You will be provided with the
opportunity to meet with the prosecutor and the
victim/witness coordinator prior to your appearance in
Court to review your case.
WHERE IS THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE LOCATED?
The County Attorney’s Office is located within the
Rockingham County Superior Courthouse in Brentwood, New
Hampshire. The office is on the right-hand side of the
ground level in the building. You will see a
bank-teller window where the receptionist is located.
Check in with the receptionist for all scheduled
appointments, meetings, or court hearings.
CAN I GET SOMETHING TO EAT AT THE COURTHOUSE?
Unfortunately, there is no cafeteria located in the
Courthouse building. There are soda machines and a
snack machine located on the ground level of the
building. There are several local businesses that offer
breakfast and lunch within five miles of the Courthouse.