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Case Guidelines For Conduct Of Criminal Proceedings

[ Editor's Note:  These Guidelines have not been updated since 1984.]

PART II. INITIATION OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

INSTITUTION OF FORMAL CHARGES

1. Timeliness of indictment

Time period of sixty days from date of arrest was prescribed as reasonable time for bringing of indictment in State v. Hastings, 120 NH 454, 455 (1980). See also State v. Hughes, 123 NH 66, 67 (1983); State v. Preston, 124 NH 118 (1983).


BAIL

1. Denial of bail pending appeal

Standards and required findings for denial of a defendant's motion for bail pending appeal are prescribed in State v. Marini, 117 NH 71 (1977).


THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL


THE RIGHT OF INDIGENT PERSONS TO COUNSEL

1. Appointment of counsel

Guidelines for appointment of counsel are provided in State v. Mikolyski,121 NH 116, 117 (1981).


EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL

1. Standard of competence

Standard of "reasonable competence" as standards of competence required for effective assistance of counsel was adopted in State v. Staples, 121 NH 959, 961 (1981).


GRAND JURY

1. Waiver of grand jury indictment

Recommendation to defendant by court or prosecutor of waiver of right to grand jury indictment was disapproved in State v. Hastings, 120 NH 454, 455 (1980).


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