“Young Offender” or Youth Crimes Are Complex Cases. Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer Robb MacDonald Can Help.
On February 4, 2002, the House of Commons passed Bill C-7, the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) which came into force on April 1, 2003 and replaced the Young Offenders Act (YOA). The YCJA is a vast piece of legislation with numerous intricacies affecting how people under 18 are prosecuted in Canada.
Many seasoned criminal lawyers have little to no understanding of the YCJA. There are numerous remedies and outcomes that may be available to young persons who have been charged criminally, which are not available to adults facing the same charges.
In Toronto, most young persons are prosecuted at the courthouse located at 311 Jarvis Street. If a young person is charged criminally, he or she should be careful to hire a lawyer who is well acquainted with the YCJA and the professionals operating in the applicable (YCJA) courthouse. Robb has defended numerous individuals at 311 Jarvis. He is very familiar with the YCJA and enjoys amicable relationships with many of the prosecutors at 311 Jarvis.
If you or a loved one has been charged under the YCJA, do not hesitate to contact Robb for a free consultation.