159:1 Definition
159:3 Convicted Felons
159:3-a Armed Career Criminals
159:5 Exceptions
159:5-a Exceptions and Exemptions Not Required to be Negated
159:6 License to Carry
159:6-a Confidentiality of Licenses
159:6-b Suspension or Revocation of License
159:6-c Appeal From Denial, Suspension, or Revocation
159:6-d Reciprocity
159:6-e Violation
159:6-f Remedies
159:7 Sales to Felons
159:8 License to Sell
159:8-a Sales to Nonresidents; Attorney General
159:8-b Penalties
159:10 Sale Without License
159:11 False Information
159:12 Sale to Minors
159:13 Changing Marks
159:14 Exemption
159:15 Possession of Dangerous Weapon While Committing a Violent Crime
159:16 Carrying or Selling Weapons
159:17 Exceptions
159:18 Felonious Use of Teflon-coated, Armor-piercing and Exploding Bullets and Cartridges
159:19 Courthouse Security
159:19-a Criminal Use of Pistol Cane or Sword Cane
159:20 Self-Defense Weapons Defined
159:21 Possession by Felons Prohibited
159:22 Restricted Sale
159:23 Criminal Use of Electronic Defense or Aerosol Self-Defense Spray Weapons
159:24 Sale of Martial Arts Weapons
159:25 Voluntarily Surrendered Firearms
159:26 Firearms, Ammunition, and Knives; Authority of the State

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 159

  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of these laws, shall mean the section next preceding or following that in which such reference is made, unless some other is expressly designated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:13
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • justice: when applied to a magistrate, shall mean a justice of a municipal court, or a justice of the peace having jurisdiction over the subject-matter. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:12
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: shall mean a calendar month, and the word "year" a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed; and the word "year" shall be equivalent to the expression "year of our Lord. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:8
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • petition: when used in connection with the equity jurisdiction of the superior court, and referring to a document filed with the court, shall mean complaint, and "petitioner" shall mean plaintiff. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:51
  • petitioner: shall mean plaintiff. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:51
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: shall include said district and territories. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:4