CHESAPEAKE, Va. – After an ordinance in Chesapeake made it illegal to trick-or-treat in the city over the age of 12-years-old – facing offenders with jail time – got some attention, city council members on Tuesday voted to make some changes to the law.
Chesapeake City Council in an 8-0 decision, with one member not present, voted to raise the age of trick-or-treating in the city to 14-years-old.
Also, unlike the earlier version of the ordinance, those caught trick-or-treating over the age of 14 will not face possible jail time. City Council does still classify the offense as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
Officials say Children participating need a parent or guardian with them while trick-or-treating.