Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release

October 31, 2019
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Moody Encourages Safe Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging safe trick-or-treating this Halloween and issuing safety tips for parents. A countless number of children will be out Halloween night, and Attorney General Moody wants to remind Floridians to be alert while walking neighborhoods and knocking on doors.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Halloween is a fun night for many, but the only frights you should get are from trick-or-treaters’ costumes—not from any Halloween emergencies. Above all, know where your children are, know which houses are safe to visit and check your child’s candy haul before they dig in.”

Tips for safely enjoying the holiday include:
Additionally, parents and guardians can visit to see a list of all registered sex offenders and predators living within a five-mile radius. Florida law prohibits sex offenders from distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween. Attorney General Moody asks Floridians who encounter a sex offender giving out candy to notify authorities.

For additional tips on how to further protect your children, click