Exploring The Options Available To The Youth
While the consequence of a youth criminal record are often misunderstood, being charged as a youth can have significant consequences. However, the Courts in Canada take a unique approach to youths, understanding that their development and maturity means that they have a different level of accountability. There are many options available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) that allow for an approach that focuses on rehabilitation and getting a youth resources in the community.
McElroy Law has extensive experience working with youth and getting great outcomes for young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system, including extra-judicial sanctions and reprimands.
Facing a youth charge can be overwhelming for a young person and their family. McElroy Law is familiar with the unique procedures and processes of the YCJA that apply to youth as opposed to adults and works to make sure that you understand the steps in the process and all of the available options.