MIAMI (CBS4) — Summer time in the City of Miami isn’t what it used to be. The City of Miami Police Department is now enforcing a teen curfew over the summer in an effort to keep children safe.

The stepped up enforcement started on June 1st and will continue through the end of August.

The Juvenile Curfew Ordinance makes it unlawful for any person under the age of seventeen (17) years to linger, stay, congregate, move about, wander or stroll in any public place in Miami-Dade County in the City of Miami, either on foot or in a vehicle during curfew hours.

Curfew hours are 11:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

There are some exceptions to the curfew. Anyone under 17 is exempted from the restrictions of the curfew if the juvenile:

Is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by someone 21 years of age or older that has permission to be responsible for the juvenile
Is working, or traveling to or from work
Is traveling the interstate
Has written permission from a parent or guardian to run an errand
Is aiding or assisting in an emergency
Is traveling to or from a school, religious, civic, or county-sponsored event
Is emancipated by marriage or court order
Is homeless
Is exercising First Amendment rights
Is on the property of his/her residence, or a neighbor’s residence if the neighbor does not object
Is attending or returning from a public event which began before 10:00 p.m. and has written permission
Is authorized by the County Commission


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