627:1 General Rule
627:1-a Civil Immunity
627:2 Public Duty
627:3 Competing Harms
627:4 Physical Force in Defense of a Person
627:5 Physical Force in Law Enforcement
627:6 Physical Force by Persons With Special Responsibilities
627:7 Use of Force in Defense of Premises
627:8 Use of Force in Property Offenses
627:8-a Use of Force by Merchants
627:8-b Detention Powers of County Fair Security Guards
627:9 Definitions

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 627 - Justification

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Curtilage: means those outbuildings which are proximately, directly and intimately connected with a dwelling, together with all the land or grounds surrounding the dwelling such as are necessary, convenient, and habitually used for domestic purposes. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 627:9
  • Deadly force: means any assault or confinement which the actor commits with the purpose of causing or which he knows to create a substantial risk of causing death or serious bodily injury. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 627:9
  • Dwelling: means any building, structure, vehicle, boat or other place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or sections of any place similarly adapted. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 627:9
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Non-deadly force: means any assault or confinement which does not constitute deadly force. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 627:9
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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.