Comments on: Prefrosh Preview: Know your rights http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/06/18/prefrosh-preview-know-your-rights-4/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Fareed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/06/18/prefrosh-preview-know-your-rights-4/comment-page-1/#comment-869058 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:33:59 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=61876#comment-869058 I’m not a lawyer, but based on my reading of the D.C. code…

Underage drinking and fake ID possession has been quasi-decriminalized, so it’s definitely not worth it to lie if you’re picked up by MPD. You should be allowed to complete a diversion program, which is a class and some community service, in lieu of a misdemeanor conviction for a first and second offense (D.C. Code § 25-1002).

Also, upperclassmen shouldn’t be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, such as providing alcohol to underage folk, unless they’re more than 4 years older (D.C. Code § 22-811(a)).

In any case, you should generally be immune from prosecution for any offense if you call EMS to take care of someone that has had too much to drink or overdosed on drugs.

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