One Crime that is charged in the Realm of Criminal Defense is the crime of Loitering and prowling at night time. This crime can be found in the Pennsylvania crimes code under Title 18 section 5506. The crime is graded as a misdemeanor of the third degree and is therefore punishable by a maximum of 1 year in state prison and a $2,000 fine. Child Endangerment This crime is typically not charged on its own and is frequently accompanied by the criminal charges of burglary and/or criminal trespass. Additionally, the elements of the crime are very vague and give the police a great deal of latitude in deciding whether an accused has committed the crime of Loitering and Prowling at nighttime and should be charged with this crime. Please strongly consider contacting an experienced Chester County Criminal Lawyer if you have been charged with the crime of Loitering and Prowling at night time. Chances are you will have several defenses.