[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield 11-2-1995 by Ord. No. 440 (Ch. 44 of the 1977 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 a court order or who is acting in the place of a parent or is responsible for the care, supervision and welfare of a minor.
- An individual who is 18 years of age or younger.[Amended 11-2-1995 by Ord. No. 445]
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to public streets, roads, thoroughfares, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, recreation or shopping areas, public transportation facilities, vehicles used for public transportation, parking lots, or any other public buildings, structure or area.
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile of any age under 18 years within the discretion of the municipality to be in any public place during the hours when the juvenile is required to be in attendance at either a public or nonpublic school unless the juvenile is accompanied by a parent or guardian or is carrying written permission from the juvenile's educational authority allowing the juvenile to be in a public place.
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile of the age of 16 years or younger to be on any public street or public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and it shall be unlawful for a juvenile under the age of 18 years to be on any public street or public place between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless accompanied by a parent or guardian or unless engaged in or traveling to or from a business or occupation which a juvenile is authorized to perform under the laws of the state. A juvenile may be permitted within a public place in the Township of Upper Deerfield during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. as set forth in § 171-3 hereof.
[Amended 11-2-1995 by Ord. No. 445]
Subject to § 172-2, a juvenile shall not be in violation of § 171-2B if the juvenile is involved in the following activities:
Any errand involving a medical emergency.
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 or other purposes or functions authorized by the parent after 10:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. for which the juvenile has, in his possession, the written approval of his parent or guardian to attend such specific event, together with such parent or guardian's signature evidencing written approval.
Notice shall be given, in writing, by the New Jersey State Police to the juvenile's parent or guardian. It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian or other adult person having custody or control of any juvenile to allow, suffer or permit, by inefficient control or otherwise, any juvenile to be on or in any public property or public place within the Township of Upper Deerfield between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., as provided herein.
Any person found to be in violation of this chapter on a first offense shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000. In addition, any person found in violation of this chapter may be required to perform community service to such extent as may be ordered by the court. If both the juvenile and parent or guardian or other person having custody and control of a juvenile violate the provisions of this chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together. Any person who is convicted of a second offense of this chapter shall pay a mandatory minimum fine of not less than $200 and not to exceed $1,000.
This chapter shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purpose and intent of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.52.