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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:  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.]

[Editor’s note: The Rules of the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire Applicable in Criminal Cases do not apply to criminal cases pending or filed in Strafford and Cheshire counties on or after January 1, 2016. The Strafford and Cheshire County Rules of Criminal Procedure shall apply to criminal cases pending or filed on or after January 1, 2016 in Strafford and Cheshire counties.]

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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