Curfew Violation Lawyer in Mesa
Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney
Arizona gives each city the power to institute their own curfew laws, which
restrict how late a child can be unsupervised in public. Many parents
and children are surprised to learn these laws are routinely and strictly
enforced. The penalties associated with breaking curfew law are very real
and both the parent and child may be cited for a violation. If you or
a family member has been charged with breaking curfew, our Mesa juvenile
crimes attorney is here to help. At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense
Attorneys, we understand that your child’s future is paramount and
we will do everything in our power to ensure that thier rights are protected.
Has your child been cited for a curfew violation?
Schedule a free consultation today.
Phoenix Curfew Laws
Many cities in the greater phoenix area, including Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert,
and Tempe, have instituted similar curfews which restrict the times when
children under the age of 18 are allowed to be in unsupervised public.
Curfew restrictions depend on the age of the child. For children 15 and
under, the curfew is in effect from 10 PM until 5 AM the next morning.
Juveniles aged 16 through 18 cannot be unsupervised in public between
12 midnight and 5 AM. Although persons over the age of 18 are exempt from
curfew, accompanying younger teens may lead to other charges such as contributing
to the delinquency of minors.
Exceptions which allow children to be out after curfew vary from city to
city but generally involve emergencies or reasons relating to legitimate
business. If you have questions regarding the specific laws in your area,
do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable attorney at our firm.
Punishment for Curfew Violation
Juveniles who are brought in for violation of curfew can face misdemeanor
charges punishable by fines as well as community service. A violation
can also lead to the creation of a juvenile record for your child. Parents
who knowingly encourage their children, or allow through the lack of supervision,
to break curfew may also be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor. Children
who are picked up in public will be detained until the time when a parent
or legal guardian can retrieve them. Failure or refusal to retrieve a
child from police custody can also result in further punishment.
Attorneys Protecting Your Child’s Future
The adult and juvenile court systems can be very different and if your
child has been charged with curfew violation, it is important to secure
attorneys who are well versed in the laws and consequences specific to
juvenile crimes. At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys we
will work closely with your family and the court system to ensure the
best outcome for everyone involved. Our firm dedicates all of our time
and resources to criminal defense cases and we have helped numerous families
in your situation.
Call us today at (480) 418-0776 and learn about what we can do to help keep your child’s
future on the right track.