Miami-Dade County

Teen curfew in Miami to be enforced

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.

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

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