My girlfriend has attempted suicide and ...

Asked by Anthony on 15-12-2022 01:51:49
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal

My girlfriend has attempted suicide and is currently in hospital, but apparently the police are treating this as a serious case. Will she be prosecuted/sent to prison? 

Message from the Lawyer

Posted by Att. Patrick on 18-12-2022 23:10:06

Hi there,

No, she can't be found guilty because suicide isnt a crime. I don't know why the police are treating it as a serious case. How did she try to kill herself? Was she driving a car at the time or something? Did she harm or nearly harm someone else?

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