Borough of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton 5-17-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GUARDIAN
A person, other than a parent, to whom legal custody of the juvenile has been given by court order or who is acting in the place of the parent or is responsible for the care and welfare of the juvenile.
JUVENILE
An individual who is under the age of 18 years.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to a public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure or area.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any juvenile under the age of 18 years to be on any public street or any public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. prevailing time and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time unless accompanied by the juvenile's parent or guardian or unless engaged in, or traveling to or from, a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a juvenile to perform.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to allow an unaccompanied juvenile to be on any public street or any public place during the above-stated hours.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any juvenile who is engaging in errands involving medical emergencies, or attending extracurricular school activities and other cultural, educational and social events sponsored by religious or community-based organizations after 10:00 p.m. prevailing time and before 6:00 a.m. prevailing time.
Any juvenile, guardian or parent who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be required to perform community service and may be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. If both a juvenile and the juvenile's parent or guardian violate this chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together.