A listener with a tragic tale provides us an excellent legal lesson. I’m Amy E. Feldman.

Mary founded the alcohol education mission dontstalljustcall.org after her son, who was a college student, passed away eight years ago as a result of binge drinking.  During prom season, binge drinking is common among teen drinkers who are afraid to seek medical attention when needed for themselves or their buddies out of fear of legal consequences.

But what people need to know is that forty states have medical amnesty laws that say a person cannot be prosecuted if the police find out about a violation because the person placed a 911 call or sought help because of a good faith belief that someone needed emergency medical assistance and remained with that person until help arrived.  Mary does not want other families to have to go through what hers did. Neither do I.

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