INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS
135-E:6 Petition; Contents.
If the multidisciplinary team finds the person meets the definition of a sexually violent predator, the county attorney or attorney general may file a petition within 14 days with the superior court alleging that the person is a sexually violent predator and stating facts sufficient to support such allegation. At the time of the filing, and in lieu of the court issuing a summons, the county attorney or attorney general shall forward a copy of the petition to the person who is the subject of the petition, or to that person's attorney if one was appointed to represent the person pursuant to RSA 135-E:23. If the county attorney or attorney general does not file a petition within 14 days, and the person is otherwise subject to release, the person shall be released.
Source. 2006, 327:21. 2009, 306:13. 2014, 204:6, eff. July 11, 2014.