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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Council votes to continue curfew for juveniles ages 10 to 16

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JUNE 17, 2022 - City Council held a public hearing and vote to continue the existing juvenile curfew in Allen for kids ages 10 through 16. The curfew was originally established in 2007 and must be reviewed every three years, in accordance with state law. The ordinance was last renewed on June 25, 2019.

Per the ordinance, juveniles cannot be in a public place or on the premises of any establishment from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday or from midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The curfew doesn’t apply if juveniles are with a parent or guardian, on an errand for their parent or guardian, at a church/school event or work-related activity, or dealing with an emergency.

Juveniles who stay out too late can face fines of up to $500. Their parents can be fined if they knowingly permit—or, by insufficient control, allow—children to break curfew. Owners, operators and employees who allow juveniles to hang out in their establishments past curfew may also be subject to the fine.

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