PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
ARRESTS IN CRIMINAL CASES
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, certified border patrol agent as defined in RSA 594:26, I, 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. 2016, 278:9, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.