Halloween is nearly here and many people are gearing up for a night of
festive fun. Whether handing out candy, dressing up in costume, or attending
parties, there is something for everyone! As much fun as Halloween can
be, though, it is also a night where many juveniles will break the law.
Halloween night is known for mischief, and every year there are reports
of fights, vandalized property, and alcohol-related accidents.
The following crimes are common among juveniles at Halloween:
Underage Drinking and DUI
Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, people will have the freedom
to attend parties that extend late into the night without having to worry
about work the next morning. Some of these partygoers will be minors,
and unfortunately, many will illegally consume alcohol.
Underage drinkers not only break the law by drinking alcohol, but can risk
a DUI arrest if they choose to get behind the wheel. Drunk drivers could
injure or kill pedestrians, passengers in their vehicle, or other drivers
and their passengers. Criminal DUI convictions could follow a juvenile
long into their adult years.
How Can Juvenile Crimes Affect Your Life?
Depending on the severity of the crime, a mistake made as a minor could
have far-reaching repercussions on their future. More serious crimes,
like sexual assault or vehicular manslaughter while under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, could mar a person’s record and make it more
difficult for them to apply for college, obtain loans, find decent employment,
or find a place to live. Additionally, DUI-related crimes can result in
an increase in insurance premiums, expensive fines, and a loss of driving
Protect Your Child’s Rights: Contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney
Phoenix juvenile crime lawyers at Knowles Law Firm, PLC have decades of experience protecting the rights
of juveniles who have been charged with a crime. Attorney Knowles is a
former Arizona police officer who is well versed in the intricacies of
Arizona law. This experience allows him unique insight into each case
he handles, allowing him to more effectively and strategically represent
his clients. Our caring team understands what is at stake with juvenile
cases, and are prepared to do everything possible to help protect your
child’s best interests.
Don’t let a juvenile crime ruin your child’s future.
Contact Knowles Law Firm, PLC today to set up your
free case evaluation.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!