The City is enforcing the curfew ordinance

Area: Zone 3

Date: 6/10/2011

 
 

Sec. 106-227. - Curfew—Authorized.

It is unlawful for any minor 16 years of age or younger to loiter, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places, public buildings, places of amusement, eating places, vacant lots or any place unsupervised by an adult having the lawful authority to be at such places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on any day and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; however, on Fridays and Saturdays, the effective hours are between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. of the following day; and provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply in the following instances:

(1)

When a minor is accompanied by such minor's parent, guardian or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of the minor.

(2)

When the minor is upon an emergency errand directed by such minor's parent or guardian or other adult person having the lawful care and custody of such minor.

(3)

When the minor is returning directly home from a school activity, entertainment, recreational activity or dance.

(4)

When the minor is returning directly home from lawful employment that makes it necessary to be in the places referenced in this section during the proscribed period of time.

(5)

When the minor is attending or traveling directly to or from an activity involving the exercise of first amendment rights of free speech, freedom of assembly or free exercise of religion.

(6)

When the minor is in a motor vehicle with parental consent for normal travel, with interstate travel through the city, excepted in all cases from the curfew.

(Code 1977, § 17-7002)

Sec. 106-228. - Same—Responsibility of parents.

(a)

Generally. It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other person having custody or control of any child 16 years of age or younger to permit or by insufficient control to allow such child to be in or upon the public streets or any other places listed in section 106-227 within the city between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on any day and 6:00 a.m. the following day, or on Fridays and Saturdays, between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. the following day, except in circumstances set out in subsections (1) through (6) of section 106-227

(b)

Violation. Upon conviction of violation of this section for the first time, a person shall be given a warning citation. Upon further convictions, a person shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 and costs, or imprisonment in the city jail for not more than 60 days, or work on the public streets or work on the public works of the city for not more than 60 days, or be subject to any one or more of the punishments, subject to all limitations contained in the Charter of the city. Each violation of this section shall constitute a separate offense.