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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.]

ENTRY OF NOT GUILTY PLEA AND WAIVER OF FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT

    
    97. A defendant, who is represented by attorney, may enter a plea of not guilty without formal arraignment by filing at, or before, the time fixed for arraignment, a written statement signed by the defendant certifying that he has reviewed a copy of the indictment, has read it or had it read or explained to him, understands the substance of the charge, waives formal arraignment, and pleads not guilty to the charge. (See Appendix for form.)

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