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Orlando Curfew Violation Attorney

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Arrested for Violating Curfew in Orange County?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, life as we knew it changed forever. In order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, county officials throughout Florida have chosen to implement a curfew and practice social distancing. Anyone who violates curfew could be arrested.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for violating curfew in Orange County, Parikh Law, P.A. can help you avoid serious criminal penalties. As a former prosecutor, our Orlando curfew violation lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of the Florida criminal justice system to protect your rights and freedom throughout the legal process. Do not hesitate to obtain release from police custody immediately.

Orange County Curfew Ordinance

On March 20, 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings decided to issue a curfew for county residents starting in the evening. This means all pedestrian and vehicle-related movement–except when commuting to and from workplaces, during emergency situations, as well as state and local government services–are prohibited every day from 11 PM until 5 AM.

Anyone who is found on the streets and sidewalks during curfew hours and not engaged in any of the exceptions above will be subject to arrest (Section 901.15(1), Florida Statutes). This law allows state law enforcement officials to arrest individuals who violate a county or municipal ordinance.

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On April 2, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a “safer-at-home” order that took effect on April 3 at 12:01 am. The order limits movement to mainly “essential tasks” and remains effective until April 30, 2020.

Parikh Law, P.A. wishes everyone in Orlando and Orange County stay healthy and safe as we all try to “flatten the curve” together. Our office remains available by phone and through pre-scheduled video conferencing.