[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lindenwold 11-17-1969; amended in its entirety 11-11-1998 by Ord. No. 1037 (Ch. 89 of the 1981 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The parent of the juvenile, or 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 under the age of 18.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- 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 a violation of this chapter for any juvenile to be in a public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m., prevailing time, and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, unless accompanied by the juvenile's guardian or unless engaged in or traveling to or from a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a juvenile to perform.
The foregoing curfew shall not apply to any juvenile who shall be a bona fide student attending a school activity or a juvenile who shall be in attendance at a function sponsored by a religious or school organization or a juvenile who shall be in attendance at a properly supervised recreational program during the time necessarily required to travel between the juvenile's residence and the place of assembly.
The foregoing curfew shall not apply to emergency situations necessitating the juvenile to be in a public place during the prohibited hours.
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile 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 guardian or is carrying written permission from the juvenile's educational authority allowing the juvenile to be in a public place.
Any violations of this chapter shall be prosecuted in the Lindenwold Municipal Court. Upon a finding of guilt, the Municipal Court shall impose a sentence per the penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1-1, of this Code. If both a juvenile and that juvenile's guardian violate this chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together.