Richmond, VA asked in Juvenile Law for Virginia

Q: I am 16, living in Henrico Virginia. If a cop sees me after curfew what happens?

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Samantha Bohannon
Samantha Bohannon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • West Point, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Depends on why you are out after curfew. If you are alone, without parental permission, and going home after a school event or work, then nothing will happen. However, if you are doing something you shouldn't be doing, you may get ticketed for being out past curfew and then whatever else you are doing that you shouldn't be doing. You could get lucky and the officer could just take you home or let you go on a warning, but that depends on the officer, your demeanor with him or her, and why you were stopped.

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