631:2 Second Degree Assault

Last revised 1971 § Leave a Comment

I. A person is guilty of a class B felony if he:

  • (a) Knowingly or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to another; or
  • (b) Recklessly 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) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or
  • (d) Purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to a child under 13 years of age; or
  • (e) Recklessly or negligently causes injury to another resulting in miscarriage or stillbirth.

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, 126:2. 1985, 181:1. 1990, 95:3. 1991, 75:2, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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