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RULES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE APPLICABLE IN CRIMINAL CASES FILED IN SUPERIOR COURT

 

[Editor’s note: The rules that follow were, prior to October 1, 2013, titled Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire. Effective October 1, 2013, these rules applied only in criminal cases filed in Superior Court and in domestic relations cases filed in the Cheshire County Superior Court. Effective December 16, 2013 these rules apply only in criminal cases filed in Superior Court. For civil cases filed or pending in Superior Court on or after October 1, 2013, see the Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire Applicable in Civil Actions.]


PREFACE AND WRITS
  (Preface and Rule 1)

ENTRY OF ACTIONS
(Rules 2-9)

DOCKETS
(Rules 10-11)

COMPUTATION AND EXTENSION OF TIME
(Rule 12)

TRIAL ASSIGNMENT CALENDAR
(Rule 13)

APPEARANCES, GENERAL AND SPECIAL
(Rules 14-15)

ATTORNEYS
(Rules 16-22)

SPECIFICATIONS
(Rule 23)

AMENDMENTS
(Rules 24-26)

THIRD PARTY PRACTICE
(Rule 27)

CLASS ACTIONS
(Rule 27-A)

SPECIAL PLEAS AND BRIEF STATEMENT
(Rules 28-33)

SCIRE FACIAS
(Rule 34 -- Repealed)

GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING DISCOVERY
(Rule 35)

WRITTEN INTERROGATORIES
(Rules 36 to 36-A)

DEPOSITIONS
(Rules 37-44)

USE OF VIDEO TAPE DEPOSITIONS
(Rules 45 to 45-A)

CONTINUANCES, POSTPONEMENTS, MOTIONS FOR RECUSAL, AND SETTLEMENTS
(Rules 46-52)

ADMISSION OF RELEVANT FACTS, GENUINENESS OF DOCUMENTS AND SIGNATURES
(Rules 53-54)

FILING AND WITHDRAWING PAPERS
(Rules 55-56)

MOTIONS
(Rules 57 to 59-A)

PAYING MONEY INTO COURT
(Rules 60-61)

JUROR QUESTIONNAIRE DISSEMINATION
(Rule 61-A)

UNTIMELY-FILED GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPORTS
(Rule 61-B)

PRETRIAL PROCEDURES AND PRETRIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
(Rule 62)

STANDING PRETRIAL ORDERS
(Rule 63)

PROCEDURE DURING TRIAL
(Rules 64-72)

PROCEDURE AFTER TRIAL
(Rules 73-77)

EXCEPTIONS UNNECESSARY
(Rule 77-A)

COMMUNICATION WITH JURORS
(Rule 77-B)

PHOTOGRAPHING, RECORDING AND BROADCASTING
(Rule 78)

DUPLICATION OF AUDIO TAPES
(Rule 78-B)

TRANSFER OF CASES TO THE SUPREME COURT (Rules 79-80)

TRIALS BEFORE AUDITORS, MASTERS AND REFEREES
(Rules 81 to 85-A)

TRUSTEES
(Rule 86 -- Repealed)

TAXATION OF COSTS IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
(Rules 87-88)

FORMAL PROOF OF HIGHWAY WAIVED UNLESS DEMANDED
(Rule 89)

FEES IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
(Rule 90)

APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL IN CRIMINAL CASES
(Rule 91)

MULTIPLE REPRESENTATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS
(Rule 91-A)

APPEALS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
(Rules 92-93)

MINOR VICTIMS OR WITNESSES-SEX-RELATED CASES
(Rule 93-A)

SOUND RECORDINGS OF DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS
(Rule 93-B)

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
(Rule 94)

CRIMINAL CONTEMPT
(Rule 95)

REQUESTS FOR CONTINUANCES OR POSTPONEMENTS
(Rules 96 to 96-A)

ENTRY OF NOT GUILTY PLEA AND WAIVER OF FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT
(Rule 97)

JOINDER OF OFFENSES (Rule 97-A)

DISCOVERY
(Rules 98 to 99-A)

NOTICE OF ALIBI
(Rule 100)

PRIOR SEXUAL ACTIVITY
(Rule 100-A)

NOTICE OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE
(Rule 101)

FURNISHING BACKGROUND MATERIAL TO PSYCHIATRIC PERSONNEL PERFORMING AN EVALUATION
(Rule 102)

PLAIN ERROR
(Rule 102-A)

SUBDIVISION OF SUSPENDED SENTENCE
(Rules 103 to 103-A)

PAYMENT OF FINES
(Rule 104)

PROCEDURE AFTER CONVICTION IN CRIMINAL CASE
(Rule 105)

TERMS OF CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE
(Rule 106)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION
(Rule 107)

APPLICATION TO ANNUL RECORD OF CONVICTION AND SENTENCE
(Rule 108)

INTERPRETERS
(Rule 109)

NATURALIZATION
(Rule 110)

PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF MINORS
(Rule 111)

PROBATION REPORTS
(Rule 112)

CONSOLIDATION OF ACTIONS
(Rule 113)

PRESENCE OF COUNSEL DURING JURY DELIBERATION
(Rules 114-115)

RULES FOR REGULATING THE PRACTICE IN EQUITY
(Rule 116)

BILLS AND PETITIONS
(Rules 117-121)

PETITION TO REMOVE CLOUDS FROM TITLE
(Rule 122)

SPECIAL SCHOOL AND TOWN MEETINGS
(Rule 123)

ENTRY, ORDER AND SERVICE
(Rules 124-129)

SERVICE OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION APPEAL CITATIONS
(Rule 130 -- Repealed)

ANSWERS AND DEMURRERS
(Rules 131-134)

AMENDMENTS
(Rules 135-136)

REPLICATIONS
(Rule 137)

HEARINGS
(Rule 138)

NEW PARTIES
(Rule 139)

SECURITY FOR COSTS
(Rule 140)

INTERLOCUTORY ORDERS
(Rule 141)

CONTEMPT AND ARREST
(Rules 142-143)

DIVORCE
(Rules 144-160 -- Repealed.  See Superior Court Rules 172-213 below.)

INJUNCTIONS
(Rules 161-163)

PREPARATION OF EX PARTE DECREES
(Rule 164)

RECEIVERS
(Rule 165)

DISSOLUTION OF BUSINESS CORPORATIONS
(Rule 166)

APPROVAL OF LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT IN WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION CASES
(Rule 167)

DISMISSAL OF OLD NON-JURY CASES
(Rule 168)

FEES
(Rule 169)

ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS -- FEES AND NOTICE (Rule 169-A)

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)
(Rule 170)

ARBITRATION BY AGREEMENT
(Rule 170-A)

JUDGE-CONDUCTED INTENSIVE MEDIATION (Rule 170-B)

SUMMARY JURY TRIAL
(Rule 171)

RULES FOR REGULATING THE PRACTICE IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS
(Rules 172-213)

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTE DOCKET
(Rule 214)

PETITION FOR WAIVER OF PARENTAL NOTICE PRIOR TO ABORTION (Rules 215-222)

SENTENCE REVIEW DIVISION RULES

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SCREENING PANELS (RSA 519-B) RULES

RULES AND PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT ATTACHMENT LAW (RSA 511-A)


PROCEDURES UNDER RSA 524:6-a



APPENDIX
(Contains Superior Court Speedy Trial Policy; Monitoring System for Speedy Trial Policy; Decree for Special Town Meeting; and Decree for Special School Meeting)


FORMS

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        NOTE: The rules as published herein are subject to revisions promulgated from time to time by the New Hampshire Supreme Court and published in the New Hampshire Bar News. See Supreme Court Rules 1 and 51.

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