PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
600:1 Drawing Jurors.
Grand jurors shall be drawn, summoned and returned in the same manner as jurors for trials, and talesmen, not exceeding 5, under the direction of the court may be returned by the sheriff or other officer.
Source. RS 176:20. CS 186:21. GS 242:2. GL 260:2. PS 253:2. PL 367:2. RL 427:2.
600:2 Issuance of Venires in Emergencies.
In case of emergency, venires may be issued for grand jurors to be drawn and notified and to attend forthwith as in the case of petit jurors.
Source. RS 176:15. CS 186:16. GS 242:3. GL 260:3. PS 253:3. PL 367:3 RL 427:3.
Grand jurors before entering upon their duties shall take the following oath: You, as grand jurors, do solemnly swear that you will diligently inquire, and a true presentment make, of all such matters and things as shall be given you in charge; the state's counsel, your fellows' and your own you shall keep secret; and shall present no person for envy, hatred or malice; neither shall you leave any unpresented for love, fear, favor, affection or hope of reward; but you shall present things truly as they come to your knowledge, according to the best of your understanding. So help you God.
Source. RS 176:22. CS 186:23. GS 242:5. GL 260:5. PS 253:5. PL 367:4. RL 427:4. RSA 600:3. 1992, 284:78, eff. Jan. 1, 1993.
600:4 Oath to Witnesses.
The foreman of the grand jury, the prosecuting officer or any justice upon the jury may administer oaths to witnesses to be examined before them.
Source. GS 242:6. GL 260:6. PS 253:6. PL 367:5. RL 427:5.
600:5 Clerk; Minutes.
The grand jury may appoint one of their number to be clerk to preserve minutes of the proceedings before them, which shall be delivered to the attorney general or county attorney.
Source. GS 242:7. GL 260:7. PS 253:7. PL 367:7 RL 427:6.