In this chapter:
I. "Department" means the department of safety.

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 651-D:1

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • state: when applied to different parts of the United States, may extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall include said district and territories. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:4

II. "Division" means the division of state police, department of safety.
III. "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid.
IV. "DNA sample" means a blood, tissue, or hair follicle sample provided by any person or submitted to the division for analysis or storage or both.
V. "Investigating agency" means the law enforcement agency that investigated a case resulting in a conviction in which biological material was collected as evidence during the course of the investigation.