Youth Criminal Justice Lawyer In Toronto
If you are under the age of eighteen years old, the Youth Criminal Justice Act http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/sc-2002-c-1/latest/sc-2002-c-1.html, governs your case. There are special provisions and procedures that apply to individuals charged under this Act, that affect everything from bail hearings to sentencing. This area of law is unique and complex. Contrary to what many believe, those under eighteen are still required to obey the same laws as adults. All criminal offences are enumerated in the Criminal Code of Canada: http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html. Some of the differences between how a case will proceed against a “youth” and an “adult” include:
- The bail hearing
- The way a statement is taken by the police
- The admissibility of any statement made
- The procedure at trial Sentencing procedures
- Appellate routes
I represent all cases under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and I have successfully defended people against youth charges numerous times – please refer to my Recent Successes page.
Again, the foregoing is only a summary. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. For a free consultation to discuss your case, please call me at 416-658-5855.