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
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).