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Alaska Good Samitaran Laws

Alaska Good Samitaran Law

AK Alaska Stat. §12.55.155 (2008)
Sept. 8, 2008

“The following factors shall be considered by the sentencing court if proven in accordance with this section,
and may allow imposition of a sentence below the presumptive range set out in [relevant statute]…
[T]he defendant is convicted of an offense under [the state controlled substances law], and the defendant
sought medical assistance for another person who was experiencing a drug overdose contemporaneously with
the commission of the offense.”
MD Md. Code Ann.,
Crim. Proc. § 1-210 (LexisNexis 2009)
Oct. 1, 2009 “The act of seeking medical assistance for another person who is experiencing a medical emergency after
ingesting alcohol or drugs may be used as a mitigating factor in a criminal prosecution.”