Evidence Preservation in New Hampshire

State statute requires the automatic preservation of biological evidence in relation to a criminal or delinquency investigation or prosecution for 5 years from date of conviction or adjudication, or as long as a person connected with that case or investigation remains in custody, whichever is longer. Effective: 2004.

New Hampshire’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.