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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.]

ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS -- FEES AND NOTICE

169-A.  Any person or entity not otherwise entitled to access may file a motion or petition to gain access to: (1) a financial affidavit filed pursuant to Superior Court Rule 197 or 198 and kept confidential under RSA 458:15-b, I; or (2) any other sealed or confidential court record.  See Petition of Keene Sentinel, 136 N.H. 121 (1992).

  
  
Filing Fee:  There shall be no filing fee for such a motion or petition.

      
Notice:  In open cases, the person filing such a motion shall provide the parties to the proceeding with notice of the motion by first class mail to the last mail addresses on file with the clerk.

      
In closed cases, the court shall order that the petitioner notify the parties of the petition to grant access by certified mail to the last known address of each party, return receipt requested, restricted delivery, signed by the addressee only, unless the court expressly determines that another method of service is necessary in the circumstances.


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