Thursday, August 2, 2012
Curfew hours are midnight to 6 a.m.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Following a move made by the city of Winder in May, the Statham City Council has approved a juvenile curfew. Those 16 and younger are prohibited from loitering, wandering or playing in public places, establishments and vacant properties between the hours of midnight to 6 a.m. Exceptions will be made for minors accompanied by a parent or guardian, minors returning directly home from school or religious activities and when traveling to and from jobs. For additional details, view the ordinance in a PDF document to the right of this text. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Several cities have juvenile curfews in place, such as one recently passed by the city of Lilburn. Do you support such a curfew or is this the responsibility of parents, not the government?
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The city of Lilburn recently updated its ordinances to impose a juvenile curfew. Officials said the intent of the ordinance is to reduce the number of crimes committed by and against minors in the late night/early morning hours. The hours of the curfew are Sunday - Thursday 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. and Friday and Saturdays from 11:59 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. The Lilburn mayor said the primary intent was for the protection of the juveniles. It gives members of law enforcement a reason to be able to stop and question juveniles who are out beyond the curfew hours. These curfews are usually imposed on teens and youths under the age of 18 - age 17 or younger and are imposed by municipal authorities as a way to cut down on juvenile crime. Several local …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Winder City Council approved the ordinance during Tuesday's meeting.
A juvenile curfew is now in effect in the city of Winder. Members of the Winder City Council voted to approve an ordinance setting a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. The curfew prohibits those 16 and younger from loitering, wandering, strolling or playing in or upon public places, establishments or vacant property in the city unsupervised between those hours. The ordinance also prohibits owners, operators and employees of local establishments from knowingly allowing a juvenile to violate the curfew. Exceptions will be made for minors traveling to and from school-related events, religious activities and work. First offenses will result in a warning citation, and subsequent offenses would result in the filing of a juvenile court complaint …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The curfew would prohibit juveniles from loitering, wandering, strolling or playing in or upon public places, establishments or vacant property unsupervised from midnight to 6 a.m.
Members of the Winder City Council are set to discuss a proposed ordinance implementing a curfew for juveniles during tonight's work session. The curfew would prohibit those 16 and younger from loitering, wandering, strolling or playing in or upon public places, establishments or vacant property in the city unsupervised between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. A curfew was initially discussed during the council's April 2, 2012, work session. City Administrator Donald Toms presented a rough draft of the ordinance, which has been finalized and is set to come before the council for a vote during Tuesday's regular business meeting. The ordinance would also prohibit owners, operators and employees of local establishments from knowingly …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Curfew hours would be midnight to 6 a.m.
Before schools dismiss students for summer break, a curfew for juveniles could be in place within the city of Winder. City council members discussed a proposed juvenile curfew ordinance during a work session Monday, April 2, 2012. City Administrator Donald Toms presented a rough draft of the ordinance, which would prohibit those 16 and younger from loitering, wandering, strolling or playing in or upon public places between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Exceptions would be made for minors traveling to and from school-related events, religious activities and work. Under the proposed ordinance, parents or guardians could be held responsible for knowingly allowing minors to break curfew, and business owners could be held accountable …