What is assisted self-murder in Florida?

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The crime of Assisted Self-Murder is a Second Degree Felony that is punishable up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

This offense occurs when:

  1. Victim is dead.
  2. Victim committed self-murder.
  3. Defendant deliberately assisted in the self-murder of victim.

“Self-murder” means the voluntary and intentional taking of one’s own life.

Defenses to Assisted Self-Murder.

  • Victim did not commit self-murder.
  • Person did not deliberately assist victim.
  • Person was forced into assisting victim.


Krischer v. Mclver: On the constitutionality of § 782.08.

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