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 attorneys share some ways that you can avoid getting into trouble this Halloween.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT GETTING CRIMINAL CHARGES ON HALLOWEEN?
- Don’t Wear a Mask. Halloween is the best time of the year to throw on a costume and fake identity for a night of fun. But that can come to a quick stop if the police become involved. If you are arrested or commit a crime while wearing a mask, you can be in even more trouble. According to the Delaware Code, a person who wears a hood, mask or other disguises during the commission of any felony is guilty of wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony is a class E felony.
- 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.
- 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 Lawyers Julianne E. Murray and 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 or 302-697-2499. You can also email Delaware Criminal Defense Attorneys Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. here.