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 As a youth offence lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn.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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If you need representation we will meet in person at our office to gather details on your matter and build a case.

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We will gather all evidence and provide the best appropriate resolution to your legal challenge. Rest assured De Boyrie Law is on your side.

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
J Esteves
J Esteves
Alex's exceptional legal knowledge cleared my charge with remarkable finesse. His dedication, expertise, and strategic approach were instrumental in securing a positive outcome. I'm immensely grateful for his unwavering support and highly recommend Alex for anyone in need of top-tier legal representation
Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
Alex is a phenomenal and dedicated lawyer. He is realistic, reasonable, compassionate, non judgemental, knowledgeable, responsive, very professional...the list goes on! He’s helped to counsel me through some very stressful situations and gone above and beyond what was expected of him. I have not one negative thing to say about him. He has all the characteristics you would want in a lawyer and I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Alex, you rock don’t ever change!!!!
A Client
A Client
5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the finest criminal defence lawyer and team that are available. Alex De Boyrie handled our case quickly, with confidence and current knowledge of the law, which resulted in the charges dropped. Thanks again to Alex and De Boyrie Team.
Molly S
Molly S
I reached out to Alex seeking advice when I was on the receiving end of criminal harassment. Alex openly acknowledged his specialization is a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Nevertheless, he provided me with straightforward & honest guidance on how to proceed. He not only steered me in the right direction, he also referred me to another lawyer (highly) capable of handling my situation. He even ensured to follow up to see if I received a call. It is patently clear that Alex has a strong sense of integrity, demonstrated by his response. Therefore, I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Alex. Molly
Damneen Hayer
Damneen Hayer
We’ve worked with Alex and could not ask for a more professional and understanding experience. Communication was very clear with him. He explained our situation to us and what needs to be done. Hopefully we won’t have to but if there’s ever need for legal help again, we’re coming right back to Alex.
I want to give a shoutout to Alex De Boyrie for being an amazing lawyer. They really know their stuff and helped me navigate my case like a pro. Alex was super thorough in reviewing all the evidence and made sure to tackle anything that could have gone south for me. What I appreciate most about Alex is their constant support and great communication. They always kept me in the loop and answered my questions quickly. With Alex on my side, I felt confident throughout the whole process. Thanks to Alex's expertise, I got a positive outcome I wouldn't have achieved otherwise. If you need a sharp, reliable lawyer to have your back, go with Alex De Boyrie. They've got your legal needs covered, no doubt about it. Big thanks to them for making a tough situation way more manageable!
Philip Edward James Theakston
Philip Edward James Theakston
I am writing this review to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for the outstanding legal assistance provided by Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. Recently, I had the privilege of working with Alex on my legal case, and his expertise, professionalism, and dedication surpassed all expectations. From the moment I contacted Alex, he exhibited a genuine concern for my case, making me feel instantly at ease. His exceptional communication skills ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my situation, providing me with the confidence I needed to navigate through the legal process. Alex's ability to explain complex legal jargon in a concise and understandable manner was truly commendable. Throughout the entire process, Alex displayed an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. His thorough research and meticulous attention to detail set him apart from other attorneys. He effortlessly identified critical aspects that may have been overlooked by others, ultimately strengthening our case significantly. What impressed me most about Alex was his unrivaled courtroom presence. He exuded confidence and poise, which undoubtedly had a significant impact. Alex presented our case with precision and clarity, leaving no room for doubt. His strong advocacy skills combined with his ability to think on his feet were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome. Beyond his exceptional legal expertise, Alex regularly demonstrated genuine compassion for my well-being throughout the process. He consistently took the time to address my concerns, provide reassurance, and answer any questions I had. This level of personalized attention made me feel valued as a client and reinforced my trust in his abilities. In conclusion, I would recommend Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. His outstanding legal skills, tireless work ethic, and genuine care for his clients make him an invaluable asset in the legal field. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, rest assured that you will be in capable hands with Alex. He is an extraordinary lawyer who goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. Thank you, Alex, for your invaluable assistance and for making a difference in my life. Your exemplary legal services have left an indelible impression on me, and I am incredibly grateful for your dedication and expertise. Sincerely, Philip Edward James Theakston
Lizzy W
Lizzy W
I would recommend Alex De Boyrie Law to anyone going through a criminal case, he is professional, attentive and works hard to get the best resolution as quickly as possible. I found myself in some hot water that was pretty serious and Alex worked to have my charges completely dismissed. He was successful. I am so happy, thankful and appreciative. Having a criminal record could have hindered me for the rest of my life. He was available anytime I needed him either by text, phone, or meetings. Thank you again Alex for all you did for me, you are truly a God send!
Reigan Herstad
Reigan Herstad
Alex is a terrific council. He treats his clients with respect and honesty right from the start. He made sure to keep in constant contact and was very thorough with his work. I strongly recommend.
Luis Rico
Luis Rico
Alex is a professional lawyer very friendly and really knowledgeable. He patiently explained everything to me and resolved my case very quickly. Glad i found him. Highly recommended.
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