Anyone under 18 who is caught hanging out after 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on the weekends in Miami will get a citation and a ride home.
Beginning Monday, the Miami police department said officers will enforce the city's Juvenile Curfew Ordinance.
"Our goal is to make sure our kids have a safe summer," said Miami Police Spokeswoman Frederica Burden.
The curfew, which has been on the books, but not always enforced, requires minors to be inside between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m during the week and midnight and 6 a.m. on weekends.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Miami Herald
Any minor who is found to be in violation will get a citation and be taken home or to a holding area. On the third offense, police officers can fine the minor's parents up to $500.
Some exceptions include:
▪ Teens coming home from a job
▪ Minor traveling to another state
▪ Minors returning from an event that began before 10 p.m.
For a full list of exceptions visit http://www.miami-police.org/news/JuvenileCurfewOrdinance.pdf