A drug crime is a violation of federal or state laws. These crimes include drug possession, manufacturing, use, and distribution. With drug possession, the individual taking the drug can overdose. An overdose, which refers to taking too much of a drug, can lead to serious side effects including death.
The second type of Good Samaritan law provides low-level criminal or civil immunity for anyone involved with opiate antidote naloxone, which is used to reverse the effects of a drug overdose connected with:
No. Many states try to reduce concerns about drug immunity laws by restricting who receives immunity. For example, the court may look at the defendant’s criminal history to determine whether they are immunity from criminal charges.
You should not be punished for doing the right thing and saving someone’s life by calling for medical help when they need it most. If you are charged with a crime because you were helping someone seek medical attention for a drug overdose, contact a criminal lawyer. The lawyer will determine the course to take get the charge reduced or dropped.
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