Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 570-A:5
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
- Testify: Answer questions in court.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
Whenever, in the judgment of the attorney general, the testimony of any witness, or the production of books, papers, or other evidence by any witness, in any case or proceeding before any grand jury or superior court involving any violation of this chapter or any of the offenses enumerated in RSA 570-A:7, or any conspiracy to violate this chapter or any of the offenses enumerated in RSA 570-A:7, is necessary to the public interest, the attorney general, or a county attorney upon the written approval of the attorney general, shall make application to the superior court that the witness shall be instructed to testify or produce evidence subject to the provisions of this section, and upon order of the court such witness shall not be excused from testifying or from producing books, papers, or other evidence on the ground that the testimony or evidence required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. No such witness shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which he is compelled, after having claimed his privilege against self-incrimination, to testify or produce evidence, nor shall testimony so compelled be used as evidence in any criminal proceeding (except in the proceeding described in the next sentence) against him in any court. No witness shall be exempt under this section from prosecution for perjury or contempt committed while giving testimony or producing evidence under compulsion as provided in this section.