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This is interesting because things get extremely different on state and federal levels. Quoting this, Under modern U.S. law, suicide is no longer a crime. Some states, however, classify attempted suicide as a criminal act, but prosecutions are rare, especially when the offender is terminally ill. The "some states" part is much more important than ...


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The legal question is whether you can be convicted of a crime under the laws of some jurisdiction on earth. I'll start by assuming that you are in a jurisdiction where you can legally possess firearms and carry them in public. Since you added "and commits suicide", I assume you're not asking if it is a crime to drop a firearm, the question is just ...


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The First Amendement of the United States Constitution protects the right of an individual's freedom of association from government interference as one of the five protections in the First Amendment. Association generally means your ability to keep your own company, be it friendship, business associations, romantic partners, and online buddies. There is ...


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It is possible that you could be required to testify in a coroner's inquest, or in a criminal trial (if it were later determined that a crime was committed despite first impressions to the contrary). You could also conceivably be called to testify in a civil trial concerning, for example, insurance payment eligibility. But, it is also quite likely that none ...


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I am assuming, for the purpose of this answer, that you are talking about actual (attempted) suicide - rather than (physician or associate) assisted suicide. With regard to the U.S., various states at one time or another did have the act of attempted-suicide listed as a crime; some even as a felony, although I cannot find a single case of actual ...


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A police officer (or any other random person) would not be guilty of a crime or subject to civil liability for standing by and watching a suicide occur when it could be prevented, unless the person attempting to commit suicide was in his custody and he failed to take reasonable care to prevent a suicide in which case the officer could be subject to civil ...


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In England and Wales, under section 2 of the Suicide Act 1961 (as amended by section 59 and Schedule 12 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009) it's a criminal offence to do an act capable of encouraging or assisting someone to commit suicide. I think that applies to Scotland too, and there is similar law in Northern Ireland. Encouraging suicide is also a ...


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A high profile example of modern seppuku was Yukio Mishima in 1970. His second failed to behead him and committed seppuku too, with both being beheaded by Hiroyasu Koga. A newspaper at the time noted that, in addition to being charged with crimes as a revolutionary, Koga was charged with "murder by request" (a.k.a. assisting suicide), along with ...


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I've been called back to the police station a week after the event, to make a statement. Constable said (paraphrasing) the circumstances seem pretty cut and dried at this point so the coroner is unlikely to require any court proceedings. However that could change if more information came up. Coroner's Court in New Zealand may take up to 12 months to be ...


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Legal Representation: You have the right to represent yourself in a legal proceeding, but you cannot assign that right to anyone that you choose, only to certain approved individuals. Vote: You can vote, and you cannot assign that right to another. Jail Sentence: You can (indeed must) serve a jail sentence or be executed for a capital crime yourself, but ...


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In the United States, there is no potential liability for the municipality or the police department. There is no legally enforceable duty of police to act to prevent either violations of the law, or apprehend criminals, or to prevent suicide of people who are not in police custody. Other countries have different laws on this subject.


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In Germany, had the store not called the police (or paramedics), they would have been charged for not doing so under Section 323c. Other jurisdictions will no doubt have similar laws. On arrival, being informed that you ran away - but thankfully paid with a credit card - the police will try to find you. They are not allowed to make a determination that ...


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It's impractical to say what the law of Guyana was in 1978, but we can substitute criminal law from 1998 and assume that there would be substantial overlap. Suicide is still a crime, as is murder and while many people committed suicide, many also died at at hands of others. Whether or not Jones committed any murders, he was an access before the fact, and can ...


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Short Answers Does the Coroner have the final say on cause of death? No. The trial judge (or jury) has the final say. Can police pursue an investigation independent and contrary to that of the Coroner? Theoretically, yes. But I would expect that would happen only in unusual circumstances. Like, maybe an internal investigation. Standard procedure is for the ...


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As no jurisdiction was given, the law in Australia is the Life Insurance Act 1995. Section 228 says; A life company may only avoid a life policy on the ground that the person whose life is insured by the policy committed suicide if the policy expressly excludes liability in case of suicide. This 2011 parliamentary report says: For a death to be ...


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In the United States, life insurance is regulated on a state by state basis, although most state regulations follow a common model and the state regulations in the states where life insurance companies are headquartered (most often Connecticut) are particularly influential. Typically, a U.S. life insurance policy is "incontestable" after two years from its ...


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This is what I found out: The Stored Communication Act limits the ability of Inernet Service Prоviders tо vоluntarily disclоse infоrmatiоn abоut their custоmers and subscribеrs tо thе gоvеrnmеnt. (See id. § 2702) Exceptions (3), (6), (7), and (8) set fоrth spеcific instances in which providers may disclose communications. See § 2702(b). The еighth (8) ...


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Similar to @user6726 item about legal representation, Building Trades: Person A can do various carpentry, electrical and plumbing work on the house they own and reside in, but are restricted in their choice of person B to do it for them. Healthcare: Same with healthcare, I am guessing. Person A can slice off their own [skin tag] or sew up their wound, ...


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Short answer: No Long answer: If you are obligated by law to help suicidal persons, you can get prosecuted. From Wetboek van Strafrecht, Title XV: Artikel 255: Hij die opzettelijk iemand tot wiens onderhoud, verpleging of verzorging hij krachtens wet of overeenkomst verplicht is, in een hulpeloze toestand brengt of laat, wordt gestraft met gevangenisstraf ...


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When you threaten to commit suicide in front of me, of course I will call the police, hoping that they will arrive in time to save your life. Any decent person would do that. The police aren't called to throw you in jail, but to save your life. As far as your money is concerned, you showed clearly that you are mentally disturbed, so your claim that you ...


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Mandatory reporting requirements depends on local law, which tend to require reporting only in connection with minors suspected of having been abused. This page allows you to search by state (including all states) and topic (esp. "Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect"). This may also include reporting requirements for mentally ill, the elderly, or ...


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Other aspects aside, are you in legal peril for threatening to commit suicide? Not in the direct sense. It's not illegal to attempt to emotionally manipulate someone. However, it would be a fairly common reaction to call the police when someone is acting as though they are a harm to themselves or others. I have no doubt that had you remained until the ...


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Yes, but it is its own crime new-south-wales australia s31C(2) of the Crimes Act 1900: 2) Where: (a) a person incites or counsels another person to commit suicide, and (b) that other person commits, or attempts to commit, suicide as a consequence of that incitement or counsel, the first-mentioned person shall be liable to imprisonment for ...


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Suppose that later evidence is found that seems to establish that the apparent suicide was in fact a murder. In such a case a witness to the finding of the body could be summo0ned to testify whenever the case is eventually tried, which could be many years later. This is all highly improbable, as the idea of an apparent suicide being actually a murder is ...


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In Canada, I think Tommy would be found guilty of criminal negligence causing death. Criminal negligence 219 (1) Every one is criminally negligent who (a) in doing anything, or (b) in omitting to do anything that it is his duty to do, shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons. (2) For the purposes of this section, duty ...


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In Washington State, "cause of death" is part of a Vital Record under RCW 70.58, specifically a death certificate. RCW 70.58.170 says who may file a death certificate: "The funeral director or person having the right to control the disposition of the human remains under RCW 68.50.160 shall file the certificate of death or fetal death". That person shall ...


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