OVERDOSE OCCURS ON YOUR WATCH, YOU MAY BE CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE
- June 9, 2018
The stakes on drug prevention have legally increased. You have a plan for the evening to gather with friends and go for a substance-induced joy ride. If you supply the drugs, you could be in for a life-altering blow. An overdose fatality is prosecutable as a homicide on the party that distributes the substance. This may be your best friend, neighbor, or sibling; the death is still placed upon your hands. Drugs may come and go, life, however, is invaluable.
SInce 1999, overdose-related deaths have steadily increased. In 2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated 64,000 drug involved overdose deaths in the United States. The rising rate is indicative of the likelihood of this occurrence.
Overdose prosecutions have become a tool in substance abuse prevention. Let’s say that you arrive at a party and distribute a substance to 10 different people. Out of those 10, the person who suffered the consequence of death is your best friend. Not only is your best friend gone, charges of homicide are a certainty. In fact, a 21-year-old in Minnesota was convicted of third-degree murder with 10 years.
A seemingly casual night with the intention of fun can have detrimental consequences. This is simply a reminder that illegal substances are seriously adverse to your health. The list of legal ramifications continues to increase. If this sounds like something you or a loved one has practiced, it may be time to seek professional help. Give life a fair advantage and avoid circumstances that impair success.
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