Ontario Youth Criminal Justice Act Lawyers
People aged 12 to 17 accused of crimes are referred to as young offenders. Young offender cases fall under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). This legislation is significantly different than the legislation that applies to adults accused of crimes, so it is critical, if your son or daughter has been accused, that you choose a lawyer who is familiar with these unique cases.
At the law firm of Hicks Adams, our lawyers possess more than a century of combined experience. Every day, we use that experience to defend children and adults alike against criminal charges. Along the way, we have built a strong record of positive results. An acquittal is always our primary objective.
What Was Your Child Accused Of?
Young people can be accused of the same crimes adults can. Our lawyers defend against all charges, from the most minor shoplifting or theft offence to the most serious assault allegations and even youth murder charges.
Getting Young Offenders Back on Track
There is currently a movement in the criminal justice system to make certain that young offenders avoid repeat offences and get their lives back on track. To that end, there are a lot of resources available to help children. We know how to get kids linked up with these resources and programs as part of an overall strategy to help them.
We are also very familiar with the variety of outcomes available in youthful offender cases. Our goal is to have the charges withdrawn or to have your child proven not guilty. We have a lot of experience ensuring that the young offender receives the minimal punishment available under the YCJA.
Contact Us for a Free Young Offender Defence Consultation
Our experienced Toronto young offender lawyers are ready to defend your rights.