Police enforce teen curfew in Miami

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Published On: Mar 11 2013 12:02:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 01 2013 10:16:47 AM EST
MIAMI -

The city of Miami Police Department is enforcing a teen curfew in an effort to keep children safe. The stepped-up enforcement effort started Wednesday.

The Juvenile Curfew Ordinance makes it unlawful for any person under the age of seventeen to linger, stay, congregate, move about, wander, or stroll in any public place in Miami-Dade County, either on foot or in a vehicle during curfew hours. Curfew hours are 11 p.m., through 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Curfew hours on Friday and Saturday are 12 a.m., through 6 a.m.

A juvenile under the age of 17 is legitimately exempted from the restrictions of the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Curfew Ordinance if the juvenile: