For most people, thoughts of clowns conjure up images of big red noses, rainbow hair, and bright smiles. However, in light of the recent creepy clown craze that has swept the nation, clowns have become more synonymous with threats of criminal behavior than with children’s birthday parties. Because of the menacing nature of this clown phenomenon, people are not taking it as a joke when any type of mischief is reported. As copycat clowns increase in numbers and continue to spread out into new states, so does the fear that is setting in among the public.
In turn, law enforcement seems to be cracking down on those who have taken on a clown persona and are perceived to have even the slightest notion of performing a criminal act. With clown sightings reaching the Southern California area, this means anyone who has the idea to clown around must be prepared for the consequences. Criminal charges are no laughing matter, and it will take experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys to get them dropped or reduced.