Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Saved Pages

Save pages and articles you’re most interested in to read later on.


Aiding a Suicide

Aiding a Suicide is an offence under Section 31C of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you aided or abetted the suicide or attempted suicide of another person.

Alternatively, a 5 year maximum penalty applies where the prosecution proves beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You incited or counselled another person to commit suicide, and
  2. The other person committed or attempted to commit suicide as a consequence

Defences to the charge include:

  1. Self defence, and
  2. Duress

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    I can’t thank Tuan enough

    I just want to express my gratitude to Tuan Phan for representing my daughter in…

  • ★★★★★

    Sydney Criminal Lawyers helped me achieve the best possible outcome when my previous law firm could not

    Sydney Criminal Lawyers helped me achieve the best possible outcome when my previous law firm…

  • ★★★★★

    Communication was clear and professional

    Fahim Khan of Sydney Criminal Lawyers recently represented my partner. His communication was clear and…

  • ★★★★★

    Professional in his communication

    I am extremely grateful to Fahim Khan from Sydney Criminal Lawyers for his incredible dedication…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment

Main Menu

Follow Us

Search Our Site enter search term and press GO

Saved Articles & Pages

APPOINTMENT BOOKING FORM * mandatory fields

Preferred date for conference
Preferred time for conference
Briefly describe your situation:
Do you have a court date?

Your Review & Rating * mandatory fields

Review Text *
Rating (optional)