Friday, October 10, 2008

Rochester Curfew Ordinance Invalid

By a 3-2 vote , the Fourth Department in Anonymous v City of Rochester (2008 NY Slip Op 07724 [10/1008]) held that the Rochester Ordinance which imposed a curfew on persons under seventeen and subjected them to arrest for violation of the curfew conflicted with both New York statutes and the constitution and is, thus, invalid. (Great job by Michael Burger and David Ahl working pro bono).

Attorneys representing person who were stopped pursuant to the curfew ordinance and then charged with other crimes, have a basis to challenge the arrests and the acquisition of evidence regarding the other crimes.