Miami Police to enforce juvenile curfew

24 Jun

Miami Police to enforce juvenile curfew

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 8:04 PM EDTUpdated: Jun 24, 2015 9:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (WSVN) — City of Miami Police will begin enforcing a curfew for minors in public areas across Miami-Dade County beginning next Monday.

According to the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance, it will be illegal for minors to linger or meet publicly, whether in a vehicle or on foot, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and between midnight and 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Officers may ask anyone whom they suspect of breaking the curfew to provide personal ID. Violators will be given a citation or taken home or to a holding facility. On the third offense, police may fine the minor’s parents up to $500.

There are, however, exceptions to the curfew in the following cases:

  • Minors traveling home from work without stopping or on their way back to their residence
  • Minors traveling to another state
  • Minors traveling in an emergency or a situation that requires prompt action to prevent bodily harm or the loss of life
  • Minors accompanied by an adult 21 or older or who are attending an official school or religious event
  • Minors standing on the sidewalk of their own residence
  • Minors returning from an event that began before 10 p.m.
  • Minors who are legally married
  • Minors who are homeless or living in a halfway home

Officials said the ordinance aims to prevent and deter juvenile criminal activity.


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Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Uncategorized


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