The Youth Criminal Justice Act, or YCJA, is the criminal law statute that applies to people under 18 years of age who are charged with criminal offences. While “Young Persons”, as they are known in law, can be charged with the same offences as adults, the procedure is very different. If found guilty of a criminal offence, Young Persons will be subjected to very different consequences. While some penalties may still be harsh, the Young Person’s record is often sealed after the legal process is complete. In many cases, young people charged with crimes still go on to be productive members of society. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer will help you navigate this complex legislation.
A person denied bail has a right to a review
A pretrial procedure where the Crown’s evidence can be tested
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