Immunity From Criminal Prosecution Given To Minors Who Aid Intoxicated Peers in Need of Medical Attention | Pittsburgh Tribune- Review | Rick Wills | 10/30/11

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A new Pennsylvania law gives immunity from prosecution to a minor who calls 911 for an intoxicated friend in a medical emergency related to drinking. The law specifically exempts from prosecution an underage person trying to help a fellow minor who was drinking and became sick or was injured. It does not exempt the drunken person needing medical attention from prosecution. The law applies only to people under the age of 21.

The law was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett and went into effect in September 2011.

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One Response to Immunity From Criminal Prosecution Given To Minors Who Aid Intoxicated Peers in Need of Medical Attention | Pittsburgh Tribune- Review | Rick Wills | 10/30/11

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