fb

Youth Crimes

Criminal Lawyer
CONTACT US

Youth Crimes

Criminal Lawyer
CONTACT US

YOUTH CRIMES


A Filipino lawyer is aware about how important the youth is to the future of our nation. Hence, at AJ Law LLP, we are cautious of the way we handle clients who belong to this age group.


The Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada (YCJA), which entered into force on April 21, 2003, replacing the Young Offender’s Act, will prosecute a juvenile or youth between the ages of 12 and under 18 who is believed to have committed a criminal offence in Ontario. The youth (juvenile) court, will conduct the trials of these offenders. Children under the age of 12 may not be charged for committing a felony, although in other cases, under the Criminal Code of Canada, minors between the ages of 14 and 18 can be tried in adult court for particularly heinous, violent crimes.

Criminal-lawyer-Youth-Crimes-carjacker-unlock-glove-box-with-crowbar-male-thief-with-balaclava-his-head-hack-car-carjacking-danger-aj-law-llp

The following are the Most Common Juvenile Crimes:




  • Vandalism and graffiti charges
  • Shoplifting and other petty theft charges
  • Simple assault
  • Underage drinking violations
  • Joyriding a car
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery

criminal-law-youth-crimes-man-shows-fist-front-woman-people-family-violence-crime-aj-law-llp

The Youth Criminal Justice Act


Instead of penalizing the conduct, the Youth Criminal Justice Act is designed to address criminal tendencies through rehabilitation, unless it is deemed appropriate in the public interest to expel a young person from the society because of extremely dangerous behavior that is at a substantial risk of being repeated.


When punishing underaged offenders, courts apply special guidelines. Sentences in comparable circumstances may be similar to all juvenile sentences. Generally, a punishment should not be more serious than a sentence that an adult gets. A punishment will be issued by the judge that makes the youth be accountable for their acts. Oftentimes, the penalty for a young person is to perform community work such as volunteering at a homeless shelter.

Criminal-lawyer-Youth-Crimes-carjacker-unlock-glove-box-with-crowbar-male-thief-with-balaclava-his-head-hack-car-carjacking-danger-aj-law-llp

The following are the Most Common Juvenile Crimes:





  • Vandalism and graffiti charges

  • Shoplifting and other petty theft charges

  • Simple assault

  • Underage drinking violations

  • Joyriding a car

  • Sexual Assault

  • Robbery

criminal-law-youth-crimes-man-shows-fist-front-woman-people-family-violence-crime-aj-law-llp

The Youth Criminal Justice Act


Instead of penalizing the conduct, the Youth Criminal Justice Act is designed to address criminal tendencies through rehabilitation, unless it is deemed appropriate in the public interest to expel a young person from the society because of extremely dangerous behavior that is at a substantial risk of being repeated.


When punishing underaged offenders, courts apply special guidelines. Sentences in comparable circumstances may be similar to all juvenile sentences. Generally, a punishment should not be more serious than a sentence that an adult gets. A punishment will be issued by the judge that makes the youth be accountable for their acts. Oftentimes, the penalty for a young person is to perform community work such as volunteering at a homeless shelter.

The AJ Law Criminal Law Team will negotiate a solution to imposable penalties like imprisonment under certain cases, or we can attempt to get the charges dropped or removed entirely, and shield the young adult from having a criminal record. However, the situation might become more complicated for repeat criminals if, considering our attempts and the parents’ good guidance, it would seem to the courts that the youth exhibits an inclination to a life of violence.


The right of the youth to get a lawyer is very relevant and he or she should always be reminded of that. As quickly as possible and at any stage of the court proceedings, a young person must have the ability to speak to a lawyer. Let AJ Law LLP’s Filipino Lawyer review and assess your case. For free consultation feel free to contact us at +1 (416) 409-5991 or via email at [email protected] You can also visit our website at https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/.

The AJ Law Criminal Law Team will negotiate a solution to imposable penalties like imprisonment under certain cases, or we can attempt to get the charges dropped or removed entirely, and shield the young adult from having a criminal record. However, the situation might become more complicated for repeat criminals if, considering our attempts and the parents’ good guidance, it would seem to the courts that the youth exhibits an inclination to a life of violence.


The right of the youth to get a lawyer is very relevant and he or she should always be reminded of that. As quickly as possible and at any stage of the court proceedings, a young person must have the ability to speak to a lawyer. Let AJ Law LLP’s Filipino Lawyer review and assess your case. For free consultation feel free to contact us at +1 (416) 409-5991 or via email at [email protected] You can also visit our website at https://www.ajlawpartners.ca/.