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Can Convicted Criminals Pass Out Candy on Halloween?

October 28, 2015


The Halloween holiday has an association with criminal activity in many ways. Whether it’s rumors of poisoned candy or teenage vandalism, this day often evokes thoughts of illegal activity. Sometimes these are just the result of urban legends but Halloween may have actual legal ramifications for some people.

For example, some people may wonder if convicted criminals are allowed to take part in festivities involving children. Specifically, parents may worry that sex offenders are handing out candy to their children. On the other hand, convicted offenders who feel that they are reformed may believe that they have a right to take part in the holiday. Knowing more about the law can help everyone have a safe and legal good time on Halloween.