Halloween 2016 is just days away now and while many of us are preparing
to celebrate with costumes, get-togethers, and trick-or-treating with
our families, law enforcement agencies are preparing for something else:
more arrests. Below, let's take a look some of the most common arrests
that increase on Halloween and why they occur.
Law enforcement is particularly vigilant for
traffic violations on Halloween, primarily because of the dramatic increase in night foot
traffic. Families are trick-or-treating and people are walking to parties
(many of them wearing black). Drivers need to be extra cautious Halloween
night to avoid speeding, rolling through stop signs, and other infractions.
Drunk Driving (DWI)
Just like with other holidays, alcohol consumption increases on Halloween
as college students and adults get together to celebrate the holiday.
Unfortunately, many of these party-goers also end up back
behind the wheel and police patrols will certainly the lookout for these motorists.
Disorderly Persons Offenses
Disorderly persons offenses include minor misdemeanors, many of which are common with young
people. Disorderly conduct, lewdness, simple assault, resisting arrest,
and minor drug possession charges are all considered disorderly persons
offenses. These convictions can result in up to $1,000 in fines and/or
up to six months in jail.
With all of the drinking and partying that comes with holidays like Halloween,
there is also often an unfortunate rise in
sexual assault charges. If you have been accused of sexual assault, it is advised you
seek legal counsel immediately. These are serious charges that could lead
to significant prison time if not properly assessed and scrutinized by
If you have been accused of a crime, then the time to speak with legal
counsel is now. At
Alan M. Liebowitz, Esq., LLC, their Englewood criminal defense attorney has more than 25 years of experience
in criminal defense matters. Attorney Liebowitz is ready to assess the
details of your case and aggressively pursue every avenue towards a reduction
or dismissal on your behalf.
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