Orange County/Orlando COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Curfew

As of March 20, 2020, there is a curfew in effect in Orange County every evening from  11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Citizens are directed to stay indoors between those hours.

People are prohibited from being in public areas, such as highways and parks. They are exempting people who are emergency or medical professionals, or those in search of medical assistance or food. This seems to imply people picking up food are permitted to be in public areas after curfew.

It is unclear at this time what the penalty is for breaking this curfew.


Florida Curfew Violations

Florida gives its cities and counties its own voting rights on how to enforce their teen curfew.

Criminal Attorney in Orlando Florida Ken Eulo from the law firm of Smith and Eulo explains the Florida curfew law like this: “ Minors ages 16 and 17 cannot stay out in a public place or establishment past the hours of 11 pm to 5 am on weekdays (Sunday thru Thursday). and 12:01 am to 6:00 am on weekends (Friday and Saturday).”

Ken Eulo further states that “a 15-year-old can not be outside from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on any day of the week without a parent or guardian.”

What is a Curfew?

A curfew is any regulation requiring people to be off the streets and in their homes by a certain time. The time at which such restriction begins.

Why are There Curfew Laws in Florida?

Enforcing a curfew law for minors in Florida gives law enforcement the opportunity to use another tool in their arsenal to help keep the streets safe after hours. The City council believes that enforcing a curfew law for minors under 18 will help reduce crime.

Is There a Curfew in Orange County Florida?

The Orange County curfew law Florida law 877.22 states that minors are prohibited in public places and establishments during certain hours. The curfew hours for minors state may not be out after 10:00 pm on weeknights. If a minor violates this curfew law will receive a written warning and a $50.00 fine thereafter.

What are the Most Important Curfew Ages in Florida?

A curfew violation is committed when any minor under the age of 15 is out in a public place after 11pm or before 5pm. The only exception is when a child is with a parent or guardian or someone appointed by the parent or guardian. So some of the most important ages to be aware of in regards to curfew are:

What is the curfew for 17-year-olds?:
All curfew laws regarding 17 year olds including passenger restrictions are currently in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday 12:01 am to 6:am

What is the curfew for 16-year-olds?:
Florida minor curfew law states “16 years olds are prohibited from a public place or establishment past the hours of 11 pm to 5 am on weekdays (Sunday thru Thursday). and 12:01 am to 6:00 am on weekends (Friday and Saturday)

What is the curfew for 15-year-olds?:
A curfew violation occurs when a 15-year-old is outside in any place from 11 pm to 5 am any day of the week including weekends.

Need Legal Assistance?

If you or your loved one find themselves in a situation where you are being accused of Violation of Curfew, call us right away at 407-930-8912 to speak with a qualified legal professional or fill out the contact form on this page. We’re available 24/7, we offer free initial consultation and payment plans. In addition to our Orlando location, we have offices in the following cities across the state of Florida:

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