Can Trick Or Treat Lead To Criminal Charges?

Police records have indicated that on October 31, crime rates tend to spike, more so than any other holiday. No matter if you are after Tricks or Treats, no one wants to have their Halloween ruined by an arrest and criminal charges. Our Delaware criminal defense attorney shares some ways that you can avoid getting into trouble this Halloween.


  1. Don’t Drink and Drive. Holidays seem to attract drunk driving, and Halloween is no exception. If you decide to drink at a Halloween party, make sure you have a ride home or a place to stay the night. The penalties for a DUI can include punishments like jail time, expensive fines, and a driver’s license suspension.
  2. Don’t Trespass. Mischief Night is usually met with some amount of teen mischief and prank activities, such as pumpkin smashing, toilet papering or egging homes, and so forth. If you go uninvited onto someone’s property to cause some mischief, you can get into some serious trouble.

You do not have to face pending criminal charges alone. Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. will fight to protect your rights by building a solid defense for your case. Contact Murray, Phillips & Gay today at 302-855-9300 (Georgetown) or 302-422-9300 (Milford) or 302-628-9300 (Seaford). You can also email the Delaware Criminal Defense Attorney.

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