Causing or Aiding Suicide

Tatiana Bahoque_Bashalany_ Law Ethics_ 5 April 2016

What type of crime is causing or aiding suicide?

This crime can range to being a misdemeanor to a class B felony.

What is a Misdemeanor and Felony?

  • A misdemeanor is a crime you commit that land you less than a year in jail.
  • A felony is a Crime with a penalty of more than one year of prison.
  • A felony is broken up in 4 different classes : A,B,C,D.

  • A equates to life imprisonment or the penalty death
  • B is a 25 years or more sentence
  • C is less than 25 years but 10 or more years in prison
  • D is less than 10 years but 5 or more years in prison

NH Laws

According to New Hampshire's Chapter 630 section 4 in its Criminal Code, a person is guilty of causing or aiding suicide if he purposely aids or solicits another to commit suicide. Causing or aiding suicide is a class B felony if the actor's conduct causes such suicide or an attempted suicide. Otherwise it is a misdemeanor (630:4).


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For Nh Law:

1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.