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A two hour curfew class that you can stop and start anytime you want - on your schedule! This curfew class is completely self-paced. Just sign out and come back later; the computer will take you back to where you ended. That's right, work on it 10 minutes at a time; sometimes more, sometimes less - you choose. It's only two hours long.
Iowa Curfew Laws
Statewide Curfew Laws
City Curfew Laws
No statewide Iowa curfew law was found which specifies a curfew for juveniles. However, the Iowa courts have upheld curfew laws [more]
Please be advised that your county, township or city may have an ordinance (local law) specifying a curfew for juveniles. You are advised to contact your city, township, local juvenile department or local police department to see if there are curfew laws in your particular region in your state.
Iowa Court Upholds Curfew
The Iowa Supreme Court has freed local governments to impose curfews on minors to fight drug abuse and crime. In a 5-to-4 ruling Wednesday, the court held that a curfew is only a minor infringement on the rights of children and parents. It upheld a curfew set in Panora that barred those under 18 from being out from 10 P.M. to 5 A.M.
During the fair a curfew will be in force from 1 a.m.to 5 a.m.daily; only those persons with business may remain on the fairgrounds (including owners and caretakers of exhibits, guards, persons registered at dormitories, fair officials and employees).
The City of Iowa City's adopted curfew ordinance went into effect on Wednesday, December 23, 2009.
The ordinance prohibits persons under designated ages from being in any public place between set hours. The ordinance defines "public place" to include stores, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, streets, alleys, and sidewalks, as well as areas to which the general public has access, such as common hallways in apartment buildings. This includes juveniles being in vehicles in parking lots of these public locations. The focus of this ordinance is to address the issue of unsupervised juveniles becoming the victim of a crime and/or becoming involved in problems during the overnight hours.
Different ages have different hours. The hours of the curfew are as follows - (ages included)
- 13 or younger - between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM
- 14 through 15 - between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM
- 16 through 17 - between 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 AM
Exceptions to the ordinance include:
- The juvenile is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- The juvenile is traveling between home and their place of employment. (one hour before or after)
- The juvenile is traveling to or from a religious, school, or political activity. (one hour before or after)
- The juvenile is traveling from one state to another through Iowa City.
- The juvenile is on an emergency errand affecting life or serious injury for a responsible adult.
The fine for the curfew violation is a non-scheduled violation, not to exceed $50. There are no court costs.
It is the intention of the Iowa City Police Department that until March 1, 2010 officers shall warn persons in violation of this ordinance in lieu of citing them. However, officers will retain the right to issue citations in the event conditions warrant it.
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Please note, the curfew law and information on this page is provided as a courtesy to help explain curfew laws. There is no guarantee or assurance of reliability or validity. Laws change over time and this page may or may not be current. The code that is/may be provided on this site is an unofficial posting of the State Codes. The files making up this Internet version of the State Codes do not constitute the official text of the State Codes and are intended for informational purposes only. No representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of these sections. While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the statutes available Offender Solutions® shall not be liable or held responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur in these files, they are provided on an "As Is" basis. Use of the information and services are at the sole risk of the user. For official versions of any state's current laws, the user is directed to that states Revised Statutes, all amendments and cumulative supplements thereto published by that state. Please notify the Webmaster if you find any irregularities in the statutes on this web site. The Webmaster will relay the information to appropriate staff to investigate the irregularities. The printed version of the State Codes should be consulted for all matters requiring reliance on the statutory text. If you were involved in a curfew violation incident you are encouraged to consider taking a Curfew Class such as the one provided by Offender Solutions®.
Last Updated: October 31, 2011
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The Offender Solutions® Inc. online curfew class is intended to be a diversion / education class available to juvenile departments, teen courts, peer courts and youth courts. Our curfew class is appropriate for juveniles of any age and takes approximately 2 hour to complete.
This is a 100% completely online curfew class that is 100% self paced. That's right, you can stop and start anytime you want - on your time schedule! ? Sign out and come back later, the computer will take you back to where you ended. Work on it a half hour at a time, more sometimes, less others - you choose.