Young Offender Lawyers
Young Offenders under the Youth Criminal Justice Act
If you or your child are alleged to have committed a crime while a youth, special consideration must be given to your case. Young offenders are afforded special consideration and protections because through the Charter and Youth Criminal Justice Act. As young offenders often lack the same mental development as adult offenders, special rules and considerations are put into place to ensure that young offenders are treated fairly and protected. This includes notifying a parent that a youth has been charged, having a parent during questioning, availability of extrajudicial sanctions instead of criminal sentencing, among others.
The penalties for young offenders can be severe. It is important to make sure you explore every possible defense available to you with experienced lawyers.
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