I've seen alot of different viewpoints presented here on this site in regards to the legality of suicide. Some say that suicide is illegal on the grounds that suicide = murder and murder is illegal therefore suicide is illegal, while others say its not illegal. I'm wondering how suicide is actually viewed in the eyes of the law. My question is......is there an actual law on the books anywhere making suicide a criminal offense? I'm not asking for anyone's personal opinion on this. I just want to know strictly from a legal standpoint, is suicide illegal? And if so, has anyone ever heard of someone being tried criminaly after a failed suicide attempt? Any lawyers or even law school students here that could clarify this?