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Can you be charged when you have a drug overdose?

If you are taken to the hospital because of an overdose (maybe not technically an 'overdose' but sickness related to drug use), can you be charged with anything criminally if no drugs are on you?


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    They have to have something to test to show that you had illegal drugs. If they have nothing a case is unlikely.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    74-075 El Paseo, Suite A-14
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    (760) 779-9666
    In California, if the drug is an illegal one, then you can be charged with being under the influence, a misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/6/2013
    James Elliot McIntosh | Law Offices of James Elliot McIntosh
    419 Main Street
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (714) 742-9572
    You can be charged with Health and Safety Code Section? 11550 - under the influence of a controlled substance.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Generally speaking, the police cannot charge you with possession of drugs unless they are found in your possession. Why are you planning on using some?
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 6/6/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    You may be charged, especially if you are intoxicated or boisterous in public.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 6/6/2013
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