October 30, 2015
Florida is one of the strictest states when it comes to sex offenses. Sex offenders who are released on probation will have restrictions on Halloween night.
Florida state law prohibits sex offenders under supervision from participating in various Halloween activities.
State Restriction for Sex Offenders on Halloween Night
- No passing out candy
- Must turn off porch lights and close their blinds.
- No outside decorations that could attract children.
- If a trick-or-treater comes to their door, they are not allowed to answer.
- They are not allowed to dress in costume or masks and cannot attend Halloween parties where children will be present.
While these rules might be comforting for parents on Halloween, many people on sex offender probation or sex offender registries are unaware of these rules and fail to think about them until it is too late and they are arrested by police.
Anyone that is on probation for sex related convictions or who are listed on a sex offender registry, must abide by the above rules. Any misconduct on Halloween night could lead to a probation violation and even a revocation of probation. If you are unaware of the requirements of your probation, it is best to contact your probation officer immediately.
If your are interested in modifying your probation, a Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can discuss your options with you. There are many different factors that are taken into account when requesting modifications to probation, and we can make sure you fully understand the process. If you or someone you love is currently on probation and you have questions about anything, including requesting a modification, please call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.