Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 651:8-a

  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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
Any person prosecuted for an offense may plead that he is not guilty by reason of insanity or mental derangement. If such a plea is accepted by the state‘s counsel, such counsel shall certify the same to the court.