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 As a youth offence lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges completely withdrawn.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. Specifically, we cover Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.