644:1 Riot
644:2 Disorderly Conduct
644:2-a Exposing the Public to Toxic Biological or Chemical Substances
644:2-b Prohibition on Funeral Protests
644:3 False Public Alarms
644:3-a False Fire Alarms
644:3-b False Fire Alarms Resulting in Injury or Death
644:3-c Unlawful Interference With Fire Alarm Apparatus
644:4 Harassment
644:5-a Inhaling Toxic Vapors for Effect
644:6 Loitering or Prowling
644:7 Abuse of Corpse
644:8 Cruelty to Animals
644:8-a Exhibitions of Fighting Animals
644:8-aa Animals in Motor Vehicle
644:8-b Docking Tail of Horse
644:8-c Animal Use in Science Classes and Science Fairs
644:8-d Maiming or Causing the Death of or Willful Interference With Police Dogs or Horses
644:8-e Willful Interference With Organizations or Projects Involving Animals or With Animal Facilities
644:8-f Transporting Dogs in Pickup Trucks
644:8-g Bestiality
644:9 Violation of Privacy
644:9-a Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images
644:11 Criminal Defamation
644:12 Emergency Calls
644:13 Unauthorized Use of Firearms
644:14 Selling Air Rifles or Paint Ball Guns to Young Persons
644:15 Furnishing Arms to Persons Under 16
644:16 Exposing Poisons
644:16-a Sale or Use of Stink Bombs
644:16-b Sale or Use of Smoke Bombs
644:18 Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party
644:19 Unauthorized Recording in a Motion Picture Theater
644:20 Criminal Street Gang; Solicitation
644:21 Searches of Portable Electronic Devices
644:22 Subcutaneous Identification Devices

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 644

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Armed forces: means the United States Army, Army Reserve, Navy, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:50
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • farm: means any land, buildings, or structures on or in which agriculture and farming operations or activities are carried out or conducted and shall include the residence or residences of owners, occupants, or employees located on such land. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:34-a
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • governing body: shall mean the board of selectmen in a town, the board of aldermen or council in a city or town with a town council, the school board in a school district or the village district commissioners in a village district, or when used to refer to unincorporated towns or unorganized places, or both, the county commissioners. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:48
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legislative body: shall mean a town meeting, school district meeting, village district meeting, city or town council, mayor and council, mayor and board of aldermen, or, when used to refer to unincorporated towns or unorganized places, or both, the county convention. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:47
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • road: shall include all bridges thereon. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:26
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: shall include said district and territories. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:4
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Whips: Assistants to the floor leaders who are also elected by their party conferences. The Majority and Minority Whips (and their assistants) are responsible for mobilizing votes within their parties on major issues. In the absence of a party floor leader, the whip often serves as acting floor leader.