[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76 as Ch. 117 of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
- Includes either or both parents of a minor, the legal guardian (as guardian of such minor) or other persons having the care or custody of the minor committing a violation of the public peace. In order to sustain a conviction under this chapter, it shall not be necessary to prove that the minor resides with the offending parent.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:4-14 was repealed by L. 1973, c. 306, § 27, effective March 1, 1974. See now N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-20 et seq.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian or one charged with the custody of a minor to commit a violation of the public peace, as defined herein, either by overt act, by failure to act or by lack of supervision and control over such minor.
An offense by a parent shall be rebuttably presumed to have occurred pursuant to § 133-2 of this chapter whenever a minor over whom such parent has custody and control has been convicted before a court of competent jurisdiction of an act defined as juvenile delinquency or juvenile offense, which conviction the parent shall be rebuttably presumed to have knowledge of, and such minor shall, within 180 days of such conviction, be charged and convicted of a violation of the public peace, as defined herein by § 133-1, for an offense occurring within the one-hundred-eighty-day period; in such event it shall be rebuttably presumed that the parent allowed, permitted or suffered said minor to commit a violation of the public peace.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
Any parent who shall violate the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to punishment by one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
The remedy provisions of this chapter shall be cumulative, not exclusive, and the state or any other person shall have the right to proceed under any other legally available remedies.