THE INDIANA LIFELINE LAW
Indiana’s Lifeline Law provides legal amnesty from prosecution for underage drinking, and many related drinking offenses for a person who calls or texts 911. It also covers anyone assisting to report a medical emergency, sexual assault, or other crime.
Make Good Decisions if you, or someone you know, needs help. Only you can eliminate your fear and know enough to save a life.
HOW TO BE PROTECTED
If you and your friends are underage drinking and need help, see a crime, or sexual assault you should:
CALL OR TEXT 911 immediately and be prepared to give your location and what is happening.
Remain at the scene with the person who needs assistance until help arrives.
Provide any other relevant information requested by law enforcement and cooperate with emergency personnel and law enforcement at the scene.
If you follow all of these steps you will be protected and save a life under the Indiana Lifeline Law.
STAY. COOPERATE. BE PROTECTED.
SAVE A LIFE
THE SIGNS OF ALCOHOL POISONING
Don’t gamble with your friend’s life. These are the signs of alcohol poisoning that mean they need help!
IF THEY ARE SHOWING ANY OF THESE SIGNS. CALL OR TEXT 911.
Pale Skin or bluish
Loss of bodily functions
Snoring unusually or loudly
Frequently asked questions
Why was the Indiana Lifeline Law created?
How To Text 911?
Who is eligible for limited immunity under Indiana’s Lifeline Law?
What must an eligible person do to receive limited immunity?
What alcohol-related crimes are covered?
What about the person who needed help?
What else should I know about Indiana’s Lifeline Law?
The law doesn’t provide immunity from prosecution for charges related to controlled substances (illegal drugs), only alcohol. However, having sought help for someone else for a medical emergency related to their use of alcohol or a controlled substance is a mitigating circumstance that courts can consider when sentencing a person convicted of crime.