(A) It is unlaw­ful for any minor to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.

(B) It is unlaw­ful for any par­ent or guardian or cus­to­di­an of a minor to know­ing­ly per­mit, or by insuf­fi­cient con­trol to allow, the minor to be present in any pub­lic place or on the premis­es of any estab­lish­ment with­in the Coun­ty dur­ing cur­few hours.

(C) It is a defense to pros­e­cu­tion under Sec­tion 26–4‑2(A) and (B) or Sec­tion 26–4‑4 (here­inafter) that the minor was:

  1. accom­pa­nied by the minor’s par­ent, guardian, cus­to­di­an or respon­si­ble adult;
  2. on an errand at the direc­tion of the minor’s par­ent, guardian, cus­to­di­an or respon­si­ble adult; with­out any detour or stop;
  3.  in a motor vehi­cle involved in inter­state trav­el with the con­sent or autho­riza­tion of a par­ent, guardian or custodian;
  4. engaged in, going to or return­ing home from an employ­ment activ­i­ty with­out any detour or stop;
  5. involved in an emergency;
  6. on the side­walk abut­ting the minor’s residence;
  7. engaged in, going to or return­ing home from offi­cial school, reli­gious or oth­er recre­ation­al activ­i­ty super­vised by adults, spon­sored by a civic orga­ni­za­tion, or anoth­er sim­i­lar enti­ty that takes respon­si­bil­i­ty for the minor;
  8. exer­cis­ing First Amend­ment rights pro­tect­ed by the Unit­ed States Con­sti­tu­tion; or
  9. eman­ci­pat­ed pur­suant to law.