Drug Charges Against Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Have Been Dropped
Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's daughter Stephanie who reportedly overdosed on heroin Wednesday in her dorm room at Hamilton College have been dropped. Drug charges have also been dropped against her 21-year-old male companion.
The D.A. says the charges were dropped because of a New York law that specifically prohibits prosecution of people experiencing a drug overdose -- as well as the people who help them seek medical care.”
This law is called Good Samaritan Law.
Good Samaritan laws are laws or acts in some cases obliging people to give reasonable assistance to those who are injured, ill, in peril, or otherwise incapacitated (duty to rescue), and in all cases protecting people who do so against legal action. The protection is intended to reduce bystanders' hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death.”
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