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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.]

FURNISHING BACKGROUND MATERIAL TO PSYCHIATRIC PERSONNEL PERFORMING AN EVALUATION

    
    102. Within three days after an order under RSA 135:17 for a psychiatric evaluation of a defendant in a criminal proceeding, the attorney for the prosecution shall furnish a brief written statement of the factual background of the incident to the Clerk of the Superior Court of the County in which the prosecution is brought, who shall then forward a copy of the statement to the psychiatric personnel performing the evaluation. The defense counsel shall also have the opportunity to provide the Clerk with such a statement, which shall then similarly be forwarded. The prosecution shall also furnish to the Clerk a copy of the defendant's criminal record as reasonably soon as the same can be obtained, and the Clerk shall forward a copy of said record to the psychiatric personnel. The statements and criminal record so provided are for the purpose of the psychiatric evaluation only and may not be used for any other purpose without permission of the Court.

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