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Curfew
Section 131.08 of Municipal Code
A.It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon any of the streets, roads, alleys or parks of the city or other places of public amusement or recreation therein after the hour of 10:00 p.m. and until the hour of 5:00 a.m., seven days per week.

B.It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian, or any adult person having the legal care, custody or control of any minor under the age of 18 years to allow or permit such minor to loiter, wander, stroll, idle, or play in or about any of the places designated in division (A) of this section after the hour of 10:00 p.m. and until the hour of 5:00 a.m., seven days per week.

C.It is a defense to prosecution under divisions (A) and (B) that the minor was:
1.Accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other adult person having the legal care, custody or control of such minor;

2.On an errand at the direction of the minor’s parent, guardian, or other adult person having the legal care, custody or control of such minor and was using a direct route;

3.In a motor vehicle involved in interstate travel;

4.Engaged in an employment activity, including but not limited to newspaper delivery and was using a direct route;

5.Involved in an emergency;

6.On the sidewalk abutting the minor’s residence or abutting the residence of a next-door neighbor if the neighbor did not complain to the police officer about the minor’s presence;

7.Attending an official school or religious activity or returning home by a direct route from an official school or religious activity;

8.Exercising first amendment rights protected by the United States constitution, such as the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly; or

9.Married or had been married or had disabilities of minority removed in accordance with the laws of the state of Nebraska.

(’79 Code, § 6-334) Penalty, see § 10.99