Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 571-B
Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Harmful to minors: means that quality of any description or representation, in whatever form of sexual conduct, when it: (a) Predominantly appeals to the prurient interest of minors in sex, that is, an interest in lewdness or lascivious thoughts; (b) Depicts or describes sexual conduct in a manner so explicit as to be patently offensive to contemporary adult standards, in the county within which any offense set forth in this chapter was committed, with respect to what is suitable material for minors; and (c) Lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 571-B:1
Knowingly: means having general knowledge of, or reason to know, or a belief or ground for belief which warrants further inspection or inquiry, or both, as to: (a) The character and content of any material described herein which is reasonably susceptible of examination by the defendant, and (b) The age of the minor; provided, however, that an honest mistake shall constitute an excuse from liability hereunder if the defendant made a reasonably bona fide attempt to ascertain the true age of such minor. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 571-B:1
Sexual conduct: means human masturbation, sexual intercourse, actual or simulated, normal or perverted, or any touching of the genitals, pubic areas or buttocks of the human male or female, or the breasts of the female, whether alone or between members of same or opposite sex or between humans and animals, any depiction or representation of excretory functions, any lewd exhibitions of the genitals, flagellation or torture in the context of a sexual relationship. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 571-B:1
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