City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Linwood 12-13-1967 as Ch. 14 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 122-1 Loitering of minors prohibited.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor who has not attained his 18th birthday to loiter, wander, walk or play in or upon any public street, park or public place in the City of Linwood, County of Atlantic, New Jersey, either on foot or in any automobile or other vehicle between the hours of 10:00 p.m. (prevailing time) and daylight of the following day.
[Amended 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 4-2010]
B. 
The provisions of this section do not apply to any minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of said minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or where said minor is engaged in gainful legal employment or where said minor has parental permission to be out past curfew.
[Amended 3-27-2013 by Ord. No. 6-2013]
C. 
Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 122-2 Responsibility of parents.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor who has not attained his 18th birthday, to knowingly permit, allow or cause such minor to loiter, wander, walk or play in or upon any public street, park or other public place, either on foot or in any automobile or other vehicle, during the time prohibited in § 122-1A of this chapter, except as otherwise provided in § 122-1B hereof.
B. 
Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 122-3 Purpose.

This chapter is passed for the protection of the health, morals, property, safety and good order of the inhabitants of the City of Linwood in the exercise of its police powers.

§ 122-4 Aiding or abetting.

Any person who aids, assists or abets in the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties herein provided for.

§ 122-5 Penalties.

A. 
Any minor violating the provisions of § 122-1 of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for the first violation thereof and a fine not to exceed $200 for each and every subsequent violation in the discretion of the Magistrate of the City of Linwood before whom such person is convicted.
[Amended 8-12-1998 by Ord. No. 9-1998]
B. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of § 122-2 of this chapter, or refusing or neglecting to comply with any order issued pursuant to said § 122-2 hereof, shall upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Linwood be punished for each offense by a fine not to exceed $200 or by imprisonment for any term not exceeding 90 days in the county jail or in any place provided by the City of Linwood for detention of prisoners, or both. The Municipal Magistrate before whom any person is convicted of violating said § 122-2 of this chapter shall have power to impose the maximum fixed in this chapter. In default of the payment of any fine imposed hereunder, any person convicted of any violation may, in the discretion of the Municipal Magistrate by whom he was convicted, be imprisoned by the City, for any term not exceeding 90 days.

§ 122-6 Repealer.

An ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Fixing a Curfew for Children Under the Age of Sixteen Years, in the City of Linwood, New Jersey," adopted July 8, 1953, be and the same is hereby repealed.