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If someone sees a person at a drinking party etc. take an over dose of their medicine are they guilty if they die ?

Marietta, OH |

party of six , the person has cystic fibrosis, was left lay 12 hours without oxygen, plus ended up in the hospital in critical condition on life support.

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Your question is not clear - maybe a criminal law matter?

This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.


Someone took your medicine? Repost and be clear please so we can evaluate.


Check with OH counsel about duty to rescue. Usually only applies if you put person in danger.


You should sit down with a criminal defense attorney asap. Keep in mind that everything you tell your lawyer is confidential BUT nothing you post on the internet is confidential.

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Here's why you need to see a criminal attorney. There are two types of laws, both existing in Ohio. Good Samaritan which limits civil liability if you help and a duty to rescue. In Ohio, we have one but individual facts can make a difference. But, right now, you should be talking to an attorney(and no one else) about the duty to to report under R.C. 2921.22. Take some time Monday to speak with an attorney.

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