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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.]

REQUESTS FOR CONTINUANCES OR POSTPONEMENTS

    
    96. All requests for continuances or postponements by the defendant in a criminal case shall be in writing signed by the defendant and his counsel. Said request shall include an express waiver of the defendant's right to a speedy trial as it relates to said motion.


    96-A. Criminal case scheduling orders shall be established in each county as follows:

        1. A pretrial deadline date by which time any plea negotiation must be completed.

        2. Discovery deadline date.

        3. Structuring/scheduling (call of the list) hearings date to conform with plea negotiations deadline date, and filing of Intent to Enter a Guilty Plea(s).

        4. A. Motions deadline date.  Motions to suppress shall be filed not later than forty-five (45) calendar days prior to the scheduled jury selection date, or within such other time in advance of trial as the Court may order for good cause shown or may provide for in a pretrial scheduling order.

            B. Special assignment date(s) for any motions sounding in suppression or other motions that may be dispositive (motions to quash, dismiss, etc.) a reasonable time in advance of the plea negotiations deadline date.

        5. Overall time frame from arraignment or filing of Rule 97 waiver to the date the case(s) is scheduled for trial on the merits.

        6. Provision for waiver of deadlines upon filing of written motion setting forth good cause for the requested waiver.

        7. Uniform sanctions for failure to comply with court order governing overall procedures.

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