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Stay Out of Legal Trouble on Halloween

October 25, 2019


Halloween is a night of mischief and madness, of course! While some scares are wanted to properly celebrate the spooky evening, many are the results of an uptick in crime and accidents. In some places, crime has been said to have spiked up to 50% above average on the evening of October 31st. With so many people out during the evenings, wild parties hosted in popular college towns, and a greater inclination to cause some trouble as tradition suggests, below are a few things you should be aware of on Halloween night. 

The Most Common Crimes on Halloween Night

While many of the following can take place any day of the year, there seems to be an influx in these crimes on Halloween night. 

Vandalism

Because it’s a night known for its shenanigans, people are more likely to commit acts of random vandalism. Some examples are smashing pumpkins and destroying others’ property, which could get you in trouble with the law should you choose to partake in something serious.

Burglary

During Halloween, parents may be out of their homes and attending their children’s trick or treating adventures. However, with the house left unattended, it may be easier for people to commit robberies during this time, especially while wearing masks, which won’t look as suspicious this one night of the year. 

Car Accidents 

With so many children walking/running around from door to door, drivers and pedestrians should take extra safety precautions during the evening. Adults should stay with their children to make sure they’re safe from traffic.  

Underage Drinking

College parties are common on Halloween night which leads to large groups of people partaking in underage drinking. In order to stay safe, avoid parties you see getting out of control and practice safe and legal behavior. 

Violent Crimes 

For some reason, more violent crimes are committed on Halloween night. Whether this has to do with an increase in alcohol consumption or the fact that violent imagery can be a part of the holiday, be sure to use proper judgment and safety practices this evening. 

If You’re Arrested on Halloween, Here’s What to Do    

Get in touch with an experienced legal representative. Before you do or say anything that may make matters worse, you need good counsel on your side. 

Legal Representation in Lebanon and Surrounding Areas

When legal trouble arises on Halloween night, contact the experienced lawyers at Hagar and Phillips. With our help, you can fight against your charges.

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