509.09  CURFEW FOR MINORS.
   (a)   No minor under the age of fourteen years, unaccompanied by their parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person (adult) having the care, custody and/or control of said minor, from Sunday evening until Friday morning shall be on the streets or public places of the City, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., of the succeeding day.  When the Findlay City Schools are not scheduled to be in session, the curfew shall be the age appropriate to Section 509.09(b) to (d).
   (b)   No minor under the age of fourteen years, unaccompanied by their parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person having the care, custody and/or control of said minor, from Friday evening until Sunday morning shall be on the streets or other public places of the City, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. of the succeeding day.
   (c)   No minor ages fourteen to seventeen years, unaccompanied by their parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person having the care, custody and/or control of said minor, from Sunday evening until Friday morning shall be on the streets or public places of the City between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. of the succeeding day.
   (d)   No minor ages fourteen to seventeen years, unaccompanied by their parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person having the care, custody and/or control of said minor, from Saturday morning until Sunday morning shall be on the streets or public places of the City, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. of each day.
(Ord. 2004-95. Passed 11-16-04.)
   (e)   No parent, guardian, legal custodian or other person having the care, custody and/or control of  a minor under the age of eighteen years, shall knowingly or negligently permit such minor to violate any of the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d) hereof.
(Ord.  1994-103.  Passed 1-3-95.)
   (f)   Any police officer finding a minor under eighteen years of age in violation of subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) hereof, shall either take the minor to his or her home delivering them to their parent, guardian or legal custodian or detain any minor who is found in violation of this chapter in a convenient place and notify the parent, guardian or legal custodian of his action.
(Ord.  2000-74.  Passed 9-19-00.)
   (g)   Defenses.  It is an affirmative defense to a charge of violation of  this curfew law that the minor was returning directly home from a school or church activity, or employment; or, that the minor was responding to a life-threatening emergency at the direction of his or her parent, lawful guardian, legal custodian or other adult person having care or control of  the minor with the consent of the parent or lawful guardian.
   (h)   Penalty.
      (1)   Any parent, guardian, legal custodian or other adult person violating subsection (e) hereof, shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  For a second  or subsequent violation of this section, such parent, guardian, legal custodian or other adult person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
      (2)   Any minor violating the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) hereof,  shall be guilty of an act of unruliness and shall be cited to the Hancock County Juvenile Court.
         (Ord. 1994-103.  Passed 1-3-95.)