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14A.80.010 Curfew.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 184274, effective December 31, 2010.) 

A.   It is unlawful for any minor to be in or upon any public property or public right of way between the hours specified in this Section, unless such minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person 21 years of age or over and authorized by the parent or by the law to have care and custody of the minor, or unless such minor is then engaged in a school activity or lawful employment that makes it necessary to be in or upon any city property or public right of way during the hours specified in this Section. For minors under the age of 14 years who have not begun high school, curfew is between 9:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following morning, except that on any day immediately preceding a day for which no public school is scheduled in the City, the curfew is between 10:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following morning. For children 14 years of age or older who have begun high school, curfew is between 10:15 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following morning, except that on any day immediately preceding a day for which no public school is scheduled in the City, curfew is between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. of the following morning.  For minors who have been found by a court to have possessed, purchased, used, transferred or transported a firearm unlawfully and are under the jurisdiction of the court as a result of that adjudication, curfew is between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following morning except for minors attending, or traveling directly to or from, a school-sponsored event, or a church, with written approval from the school, organization or church or to any activity or place with the permission of the minor’s probation or parole officer or juvenile court counselor.

B.  If a minor is taken into protective custody in violation of curfew, it is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, or other person having legal care and custody of the minor to come immediately and take custody of the minor from the police.