SUPERIOR COURT APPEARANCES
There are instances when a Raymond case may be referred to the Rockingham County Superior Court. This may occur when the court decides that the offense is a felony. In these instances, witnesses may have to testify in the Superior Court as well as before the Rockingham County Grand Jury. The County Attorney conducts the prosecution of all criminal cases in the Superior Court and coordinates the scheduling of all hearings.
Witnesses who are subpoenaed to appear in Court, be it District or Superior, are allowed a witness fee for each day or part of a day they are in attendance. The State also pays a mileage fee per mile, round trip, to the Courthouse. You must be excused by the Prosecutor before being eligible to collect the fee. Once excused, you will report to the Clerk of Courts' office to complete all required paperwork. Any questions about fees or mileage should be addressed to:
NH CIRCUIT COURT
10th Circuit – District Division – Candia
110 Raymond Rd.
Candia, NH 03034
Circuit Clerk : Robin Pinelle
Deputy clerk: Maureen Murphy
Phone : (603) 483-2789
Hours : Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Rockingham Superior Court
Rockingham County Courthouse
10 Route 125
* Mailing Address is : P.O. Box 1258, Kingston, NH 03848-1258
Clerk : Raymond Taylor
Phone : (603) 642-5256
Hours : Monday, Thursday & Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesdays & Wednesday, 8:00am to 12:00pm
The Raymond Police Department's adult criminal cases are scheduled for arraignments and trails on Mondays. Juvenile hearings are scheduled for Tuesdays. Sometimes it is necessary to schedule cases at other times. Hearings vary in length from fifteen minutes to several hours. Superior Court Grand Jury and trials are scheduled throughout the week.
Many times citizens witness a crime and expect to be subpoenaed or are subpoenaed but their appearance is canceled. This may result from a negotiated plea of guilty being entered by the defendant, therefore, no trail takes place.
Expect a delay of four to eight weeks between the defendant's plea of not guilty and the date scheduled for trial. Priority is given to those cases where the person is in jail. In these instances, the delay between arraignment and trial is usually three weeks. If you need further information, contact the Raymond Police Department Prosecutor at (603) 895-0913 and explain that you are a State's witness in need of assistance.