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Question: What is the curfew in Peoria, Arizona?
Answer: In Peoria, Arizona it is against the law for kids between 16 and 18 years old to be out in public places of the city between midnight and 5 a.m. without being accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. For kids under 16, the curfew is 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Curfew does not apply to a kid on an emergency errand for their parents nor does it apply to kids heading directly to or from work or an organized and supervised activity (such as church).
Also, it is against the law in Peoria, Arizona for parents to allow their children to stay out past curfew.
Kids caught out past curfew is guilty of a class one misdemeanor and can be fined $50 to $150 plus fees and have to perform mandatory community service or educational programs. Parents found guilty of allowing their kids to stay out past curfew are guilty of a class one misdemeanor too, and can be fined $100-$250. Parents might also have to pay extra fees related to the City's court costs and might have to preform community service, counseling, educational programs or even be placed on probation.
Read the City of Peoria's exact Curfew law. (adobe Acrobat PDF Document)
Read more about curfew in the LawForKids.org Youth Laws section.