If you are over 12, you can go to jail for trick-or-treating in these Virginia towns

Posted at 8:05 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 09:13:43-04

Halloween is a time to dress up and gorge on candy - unless you are a teenager in Virginia. In parts of the state, anyone 13 or older can be sent to jail for up to 6 months, according to HRScene.

Some cities will even jail or fine anyone who is trick-or-treating after 8 p.m. - regardless of age. In Chesapeake, VA, if any person engages in anything similar to trick-or-treating after 8 p.m., they will be guilty of a misdemeanor and can be punished by a fine or jail time.

The fine ranges from $10 to $100, and the cap on jail time is 30 days. However, if you are a teenager bringing a younger sibling trick-or-treating, you will not have any issues. Just don't grab any candy for yourself.

In Newport, if you are taking your child trick-or-treating, you cannot wear a mask of any type or it is a criminal offense. 

In these cities, if you are over the age of 12, you can be fined or jailed for going door to door for candy:

  • Chesapeake
  • Hampton
  • Newport
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Suffolk
  • Virginia Beach
  • Williamsburg/James City County
  • York County

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