Miami Police To Enforce Summer Teen Curfew

MIAMI (CBS4) — School may be out for summer but teens traveling through the City of Miami should be aware that police are now enforcing a teen curfew in an effort to keep children safe.

The stepped up enforcement starts on Friday,  June 1oth 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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