Pregnancy and Alcohol

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Laws addressing the use of medical test results, such as prenatal screenings or toxicology tests, as evidence in the criminal prosecution of women who may have caused harm to a fetus or a child.

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Maps & Charts: Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Alaska

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Arizona

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Arkansas

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

California

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Colorado

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Connecticut

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Delaware

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

District of Columbia

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Florida

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Georgia

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Hawaii

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Idaho

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Illinois

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Indiana

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Iowa

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Kansas

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Kentucky

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Louisiana

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Maine

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Maryland

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Massachusetts

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Michigan

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Minnesota

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Mississippi

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Missouri

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Montana

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Nebraska

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Nevada

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

New Hampshire

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

New Jersey

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

New Mexico

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

New York

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

North Carolina

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

North Dakota

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Ohio

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Oklahoma

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Oregon

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Pennsylvania

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Rhode Island

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

South Carolina

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

South Dakota

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Tennessee

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Texas

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Utah

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Vermont

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Virginia

Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Washington

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

West Virginia

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Wisconsin

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Wyoming

No Limitations on Criminal Prosecution

Year

Criminal Prosecution Laws

1998

5 states

1999

4 states

2000

5 states

2001

5 states

2002

5 states

2003

5 states

2004

5 states

2005

5 states

2006

5 states

2007

5 states

2008

6 states

2009

6 states

2010

6 states

2011

6 states

2012

6 states

2013

7 states

2014

7 states

2015

7 states

2016

7 states

2017

7 states

2018

7 states