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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.]

COMMUNICATION WITH JURORS


    77-B. (a) During criminal trials, all communications between the trial judge and the jury that occur before the jury is excused shall occur on the record.

            (b) Before and during trial no attorney, party or witness shall himself or through any person acting for him converse or otherwise communicate with any member of the venire from which the jury will be selected or any juror.
        
            For thirty days after discharge of the jury venire on which a juror has served, no attorney or party shall himself or through any person acting for him interview, examine or question any juror or member of his family with respect to the trial, verdict or deliberations. At no time, however, shall an attorney, party or any person acting for either of them ask questions of or make comments to a juror that are calculated merely to harass or embarrass the juror or to influence his or her actions in future jury service.
        
            Upon application of any person the Court may issue appropriate protective orders and/or sanctions as justice may require.


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