631:1 First Degree Assault

Last revised 1971 § Leave a Comment

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.
  • Revisions

    1971, 518:1. 1979, 126:1. 1990, 95:2. 1991, 75:1. 1992, 71:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.

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