Chapter 62 CURFEW.
Section 62-2 DEFINITIONS.
emergency: means an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that
calls for immediate action. The term includes, but is not limited to, a fire, a natural disaster,
automobile accident, or any situation requiring immediate action to prevent serious bodily injury
or death, or the loss of a substantial property interest.
establishment: means any privately owned place of business operated for a profit to which
the public is invited including but not limited to any place of amusement, entertainment or retail
juvenile: a juvenile or minor is any unmarried or unemancipated person over six (6) years
of age and under eighteen (18) years of age.
public place: means any place to which the public or a significant portion of the public has
access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds,
restaurants, cafes, taverns, places selling or dispensing alcoholic beverages, arcades, shops,
places of amusement, bowling alleys, theaters, refreshment stands, places renting or selling video
tapes or games, shopping centers, parking lots, pawn shops, places of retail sale; common areas
of hotels, motels and apartments; and similar areas that are open to the use of the public whether
in or upon any motor vehicle. As a type of public place, a street is a way or place, of whatever
nature, open to the use of the public as a matter of right for purposes of vehicular travel or in the
case of a sidewalk thereof for pedestrian travel. "Street" includes that legal right of way,
including but not limited to the cartway of traffic lanes, the curb, the sidewalks whether paved or
unpaved, and grass plots or other grounds found within the legal right of way of a street.
parent: means any person having legal custody of a juvenile (i) as a natural or
adoptive parent, (ii) as a legal guardian, (iii) as a person who stands in loco parentis, or (iv) a
person to whom legal custody has been given by order of a court or in whose care a juvenile has
been placed by a court, or (v) any adult person 18 years of age or over, responsible for the day to
day care and custody of a juvenile by arrangement with a parent or guardian of a juvenile or any
person with whom a juvenile resides not in the company of the juvenile's parent or guardian.
remain: means to stay, be present or fail to immediately leave an establishment or public
place when requested to do so by an operator or an employee of an establishment, police officer
or other person in control of the premises; or to congregate with another juvenile in an
establishment or public place.
school: means any public, private, denominational, or parochial school that is licensed, or
exempt from licensing, by the Commonwealth of Virginia, or any other State or government, and
any degree granting institution of higher education as prescribed in the regulations of the Board
of Education; and shall include any alternative program of study or work/study offered by such
(Ord. No. 6-96 Amended 4-11-96 ; Ord. No. 11-96 Amended 8-28-96)