Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, a “child” means a person who is or, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, appears to be less than twelve years old. Whereas, a “young person” means a person who is or, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, appears to be twelve years old or older, but less than eighteen years old. Under this Act, anyone having committed an offence while he or she was a young person can be found guilty under this Act as a young offender.
Retaining our criminal lawyers to protect your son or daughter early in the juvenile detention hearing process could mean the difference between seeing your son or daughter in the safety and comfort of your own home, or behind the cold walls of juvenile prison.
Our criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers understand there are significant differences between the adult criminal justice system and the juvenile criminal justice system. When your family is facing juvenile criminal charges, you need a criminal lawyer who has argued past cases before juvenile court judges, and established themselves among juvenile court prosecutors as having the necessary integrity to win your case. You need a lawyer who knows how to seek alternate means of sentencing, where your child can avoid incarceration, fines, and other long-lasting penalties.
Why Hire a Juvenile Offender Lawyer?
If your child has been charged as a juvenile sex offender, young sex offender, or has been charged with vandalism, their sentence may be reduced or dismissed if they complete certain requirements. Restitution, paid to the victim for any damage your son/daughter caused; counselling programs, to address emotional issues or drug dependency; community service, to stand in as a community based penalization; educational performance, a plan requiring the child to maintain their grades and attend school regularly are all alternate penalties.
Contact Our Juvenile Defense Lawyers Today
The Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers has the experience necessary to defend juvenile charges. Protect their rights today, and ensure their right to a happy future. Contact Regina Criminal Lawyers today.