Guam Police to enforce curfew laws for minors

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The Guam Police Department issued a news release today advising that GPD will be enforcing the island’s curfew law “in line with the Governor of Guam declaring a public health state of emergency to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19.”

Pursuant to Guam Code Annotated Title 9 Chapter 31.65 GPD will be enforcing the curfew law as defined in Subsection

(a) Curfew Hours for Minors:

(1) Curfew Hours means:
a. 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following day
b. 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday
c. A minor is defined as any person under seventeen (17) years of age

As defined in Subsection (b) offenses:
(1) A minor commits an offense if he or she remains in any public place or on the premises of any establishment on Guam during the curfew hours.
(2) A parent or guardian of a minor commits an offense if he or she knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, the minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment on Guam during curfew hours.
(3) The owner, operator, or any employee of an establishment commits an offense if he or she knowingly allows a minor to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.

As defined in subsection (e) Penalties:
(1) A person who violates a provision of this Chapter is guilty of a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued, or permitted. Each offense, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500).