2010 New Hampshire Statutes
TITLE LIX PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
CHAPTER 594 ARRESTS IN CRIMINAL CASES
Section 594:1 Definitions.


NH Rev Stat § 594:1 (1996 through Reg Sess) What's This?

594:1 Definitions. – As used in this chapter:
    I. "Arrest'' is the taking of a person into custody in order that he may be forthcoming to answer for the commission of a crime.
    II. "Felony'' is any crime that may be punished by death or imprisonment in the state prison. Other crimes are "misdemeanors.''
    III. "Officer'' or "peace officer'' is any sheriff or deputy sheriff, mayor or city marshal, constable, police officer or watchman, member of the national guard acting under orders while in active state service ordered by the governor under RSA 110-B:6, or other person authorized to make arrests in a criminal case.

Source. GS 236:1. GL 254:1. PS 250:1. 1941, 163:1. PL 364:1. RL 423:1; 423:20. RSA 594:1. 1965, 98:1, eff. July 17, 1965.

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