By: Daniel J. Hawkins
Why did the Peanut call the Police? He was "A salted"
What is Assault?
What is the NH Statute on First Degree Assault?
631:1 First Degree Assault. – 3
I. A person is guilty of a class A felony if he:
(a) Purposely causes serious bodily injury to another; or
(b) Purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another by means of a deadly weapon, except that if the deadly weapon is a firearm, he shall be sentenced in accordance with RSA 651:2, II-g; or
(c) Purposely or knowingly causes injury to another resulting in miscarriage or stillbirth; or
(d) Knowingly or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to a person under 13 years of age.
II. In this section:
(a) "Miscarriage'' means the interruption of the normal development of the fetus other than by a live birth and not an induced abortion, resulting in the complete expulsion or extraction of a fetus; and
(b) "Stillbirth'' means the death of a fetus prior to complete expulsion or extraction and not an induced abortion.
III. Upon proof that the victim and defendant were intimate partners or family or household members, as those terms are defined in RSA 631:2-b, III, a conviction under this section shall be recorded as "First Degree Assault--Domestic Violence.''
Opinion / Summarizing of the Statute
Crompton, Jennifer. "Former Businessman Sentenced for Kidnapping Rochester Woman." WMUR. WMUR 9, 28 Mar. 2016. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.
Levitz, Jennifer. "New Hampshire Sex-Assault Case." WSJ. Wall Street Journal, 29 Oct. 2015.
Web. 04 Apr. 2016.