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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.]

DUPLICATION OF AUDIO TAPES


    Rule 78-A. [Reserved for future use].


    Rule 78-B. Duplication of Audio Tapes.

  
(a)  Any person may request a copy of the audio recording of a hearing except when a case or proceeding is confidential by statute, court rule or order.  The recording will be provided on CD or audiotape for a fee of $25.00 per audiotape or CD.  A copy of the recording of a court proceeding shall not be deemed to be the official record of the proceeding.

    (b)  In the case of any superior court proceeding made CONFIDENTIAL by New Hampshire statute, case law, or court order, no duplicate audio tape shall be released, except to a party to the proceeding granted access by the court or to an attorney for a party to the proceeding.  In such cases, the party or attorney shall sign a "Receipt for Duplicate Audio Tape of Confidential Superior Court Proceeding."

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

________________________ COUNTY                          SUPERIOR COURT

CASE NAME ____________________________________

CASE NUMBER: ________________

RECEIPT for DUPLICATE AUDIO TAPE or CD of CONFIDENTIAL SUPERIOR COURT PROCEEDING

I acknowledge receipt of a duplicate audiotape or CD of a CONFIDENTIAL superior court proceeding in this case.

As a condition of the receipt of this duplicate audiotape or CD, I shall take all reasonable actions to ensure that the CONFIDENTIALITY of the proceeding, including the CONFIDENTIALITY of this audiotape or CD, is preserved. Those actions shall include the following:

I shall not reproduce this audiotape or CD in any form.

I shall not release this audiotape or CD, or a copy of this audiotape or CD, to anyone, except to a party in this proceeding.

I shall not allow anyone to listen to this audiotape or CD, except for a party to this proceeding, attorney for a party to this proceeding, or a person with a court order granting authorization to listen to this audiotape or CD.

DATE: ____________________          SIGNATURE ________________________

 


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