Thursday, November 16, 2006
Hours of Curfew
Q: Our son will be turning 17 in November and we would like confirmation on the hours of curfew. He was told by a friend that it was 11:00 on weekends but as long as you were on the road on your way home you could not get in trouble if stopped. We don't agree. Please advise.

A: The Indiana Curfew Law, revised and placed into effect Summer of 2006 requires juveniles, 14 and under, to be at home during the hours of 11 PM and 5 AM.

The same is true for 15, 16 and 17 year olds who are allowed to stay out until 1 AM on weekends. The curfew laws have undergone changes to accommodate a growing list of reasons under which juveniles can legally be out past curfew. The list includes, work reasons, religious reasons, employment reasons, and basically, anyone who has the written permission of their parents to be out. The law can be viewed here.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 11:40 AM  

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