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Designed by: Shountilez L. Williams, City Clerk

Sec. 17-20. - Curfew for minors

(a)
It shall be unlawful for any unemancipated minor under the age of 17 years to travel, loiter, wander, stroll, or play in or upon or traverse any public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, places of amusement and entertainment, places and buildings, vacant lots or other unsupervised places in the City of Ville Platte, Louisiana, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night, and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, or 12:00 midnight on any Friday or Saturday night, and 5:00 a.m. of the following day, all official time of the City of Ville Platte, Louisiana, unless the said minor is accompanied by his parents, tutor or other responsible adult or unless the said minor is upon an emergency errand or has in his possession the written permission of his parent, tutor or other adult having custody of such minor to be upon or in such places between such hours of such date.

(b)
Any minor violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed a neglected child, as such term is defined in Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 13, Sections 1569 and 1570, as now enacted or hereafter amended or re-enacted, and such minor and his parents, tutor or other adult having the care and custody of such minor shall be dealt with under proper procedure in any juvenile court having jurisdiction of such child.

(c)
If any minor is found guilty of violating this section, as provided in paragraph (a) hereinabove, in addition to the provisions contained in paragraph (b) hereinabove, either parent, or both, of the minor violating this section, or the custodial parent, tutor or any other person having the care and custody of said minor, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $200.00 or imprisoned for a period of not more than 30 days, either or both, at the discretion of the city judge of the City of Ville Platte. A fine or penalty in conformity herewith may be assessed up to the maximum limits set forth herein for each separate violation.

(Ord. of 9-23-80, §§ 1, 2; Ord. Amend. 7-11-91(A), 7-11-91)