What are youth offences?

The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) applies to young persons between 12 and 17 who have been charged with a criminal offence. Specifically, individuals under the age of 12 cannot be convicted of a criminal offence in Canada. The YCJA also outlines specific ways that young offenders are to be treated which often differs from adults. Generally, the main focuse of the Act is to promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of young people into society.

  • YCJA Key Principles:
    Consequences that promote responsibility and accountability.
  • Ensure punishments are proportionate to the level of responsibility and the seriousness of the offences.
  • Promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of young people into society.
  • Aim to prevent further crime through the use of community programs.
  • Evidently, provide stronger procedural protections and a wider right to privacy.
  • Youth Offences can be serious charges which can result in serious penalties if convicted.

As a result, it is very important to have an experienced Criminal Lawyer Toronto to help guide you through the entire process.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of any Youth Offences, there can be serious impacts on your life that can affect your future. Above all, we are here to assist your family and protect your children and their rights.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing young offenders who have been charged with Youth Offences. As a youth offence lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn. Accordingly, we believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with any Youth Offences, please give De Boyrie Law a call today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389. Alex’s experience ranges from working on bail hearings, sexual offences, weapons and firearms, assault charges, drug offences, youth crimes, Impaired Driving, firearms and weapons, harassment, and manslaughter matters. 

We proudly serve Ajax, AuroraBrampton, Bradford, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, Cobourg, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King, Kitchener, MarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond HillScarborough, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitby. 

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A guide to working with a youth offences lawyer

Below you will find a detailed guide on working with a youth offence lawyer:

Working with a youth offence lawyer can be an important step in protecting your rights and interests when facing criminal charges. By following these steps and working closely with your lawyer, you can increase your chances of a positive outcome in your case.

Frequently asked questions for youth offence lawyer
A youth offence lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in representing young people who have been charged with a criminal offence. Youth offence lawyers understand the unique challenges that young people face in the criminal justice system and work to protect their rights and interests throughout the legal process.

When choosing a youth offence lawyer, it is important to consider their experience, track record, and reputation. You should also look for a lawyer who specializes in youth criminal defence and has experience in the specific court where your case will be heard. You can ask for recommendations from friends, family, or other lawyers, or search online for lawyers who specialize in youth criminal defence.

During your initial consultation with a youth offence lawyer, you should expect to be asked questions about the circumstances of your case, any evidence that may be relevant, and your goals and objectives. Your lawyer will also explain the legal process and what you can expect as your case progresses.

You should bring any relevant documents, including police reports, witness statements, and any other evidence that may be relevant to your case. You should also provide your lawyer with a detailed account of the events leading up to your arrest and any other information that may be relevant to your case.

A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecution and the defendant where the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a lighter sentence. Your youth offence lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution on your behalf. Your lawyer will work with the prosecution to negotiate a plea bargain that is in your best interests, taking into consideration the strength of the evidence against you and the potential consequences of a conviction.

If your case goes to trial, you can expect your youth offence lawyer to represent you in court. Your lawyer will work with you to prepare for trial and will provide you with guidance on how to conduct yourself in court. Your lawyer will also cross-examine witnesses, make arguments on your behalf, and call witnesses to testify on your behalf.

If you are convicted of a youth offence, you will be sentenced by the court. Your youth offence lawyer will represent you at your sentencing hearing and argue for a lenient sentence, taking into account the circumstances of your case, your background and personal circumstances, and any mitigating factors that may be relevant.

If you are convicted of a youth offence and are dissatisfied with your sentence, you may have the right to appeal. Your youth offence lawyer can advise you on your right to appeal and represent you in any appeal proceedings.

Yes. De Boyrie Law offers free consultations for all of our legal services.

You can book a free consultation right here.

Youth offence lawyer reviews
Sharron Kelly
Sharron Kelly
Thank you Alex for the helpful information he has provided very appreciated
mark morab
mark morab
I found Alex through a google search and contacted him decided to contact him. I had no idea what i was in for but im glad i contacted him. He is professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Despite the late hour request he walked me through the process and patiently explained eveything to me. He helped me with my inquiry and resolved my issue very quickly! Glad i called him and highly recommended!
Falguni Nischal
Falguni Nischal
Alessandro De Boyrie…. Best lawyer ever!💯🙌
Vidya Dwarka
Vidya Dwarka
Alex is a ambitious professional lawyer, very proactive handling my matter more so in a super timely manner. Who took different avenues which was very helpful. Alex gracefully care about his client and what I was going through , his goals were very clear to resolve my matter which he did , with an amazing rewarding results. I was afraid and emotional lost and Alex assurance was full of compassion. I highly recommend. Alex , more grace n favours upon your life Alex 🙏 Thank you Alex for your tremendously part, you play in representing me.
Jade Luceno
Jade Luceno
Hands down the best lawyer I’ve ever seen. Alex always look out for our best interests and have my family back the entire time. If we have any questions or concerns he is always there to fill up the blanks and one thing about Alex is, he loves to help people & Win. Thank you again Alex for absolutely everything!
Michael Remington
Michael Remington
Alex fought very hard to win my case for me. I really appreciate the hard work you put into my case. Always answered my calls, and kept me in the loop. Definitely the best Criminal Lawyer in the GTA!
armin aghajani
armin aghajani
Alex is an Amazing attorney, I had 2 cases with him and everything went so smoothly. He is always on call and is responsible and caring about all aspects of the case.
Santino Tersigni
Santino Tersigni
Came to Alessandro with some matters to be resolved. He was able to do so swiftly and professionally. I recommend him to anyone in need of sound legal counsel.
Armin Nekooei
Armin Nekooei
Alex is an awesome lawyer! Always a professional and always available to answer my calls.
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