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City of Woodbury, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 2-16-1993 as Ord. No. 1701-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 133.
Graffiti — See Ch. 144, Art. II.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
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.
An individual who is of the age of 16 years or younger.
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.
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile of the age of 16 years or younger to be on any public street or in a public place between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless accompanied by the juvenile's parent or guardian or unless engaged in, or traveling to and from, a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a juvenile to perform, except as may be permitted by § 76-3 herein.
Subject to § 76-2, juveniles shall be exempted from the curfew restriction if the juvenile is involved in the following activities:
Errands involving medical emergencies.
Attendance at, including travel to and from, extracurricular school activities, or activities sponsored by religious or community-based organizations.
Attendance at, including travel to and from, cultural, educational and social events after 11:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. for which the juvenile has in his or her possession the written approval of his or her parent or guardian to attend such specific event, with such parent's or guardian's signature.
[Amended 10-12-1999 by Ord. No. 1883-99]
Upon charging a juvenile with violation of this chapter, notice of the same shall be given in writing by the Police Department to the juvenile's parent or guardian. If at any time within six months following the giving of notice as provided herein, the minor to whom such notice related or applied is again charged, and upon such charge is subsequently convicted of a violation of the curfew provisions of this chapter, it shall be rebuttably presumed that the juvenile committed such subsequent violation with the knowledge, allowance, permission or sufferance of the parent or guardian of such juvenile, and the parent or guardian shall thereupon be charged with a violation of this chapter.
Any person found in violation of this chapter shall be required to perform community service and may be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000. If both a juvenile and the juvenile's parent or guardian violate such a chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together.
This chapter shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purpose and intent of P.L. 1992, c. 132.[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.52.