What Is New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law?

Picture this. You’re at a party where the drugs and alcohol are flowing freely. Your friend suddenly passes out and seems to be in deep trouble. You think they’ve overdosed.

Will they go to jail if you call 911? Will you? Thanks to New York’s 911 Good Samaritan Law, you can generally do the right thing without fear of arrest. And you should do it fast: your friend’s survival depends on how quickly they get medical attention.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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