Youth Criminal Charges
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We Protect your Future
When you commit a crime and are between the ages of 12 and 17, your prosecution proceeds under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Youth can be charged with anything from theft to drug possession, and while Canadian law states youth should receive different treatment than adults, the consequences of breaking the law are still severe. In extreme cases, the Crown may suggest trying you as an adult; this path may lead to even greater punishments. A criminal record can have a devastating effect on your future, and, as a young person, you have your whole life ahead of you. With the support of a criminal defence lawyer and your parents, you can achieve a more desirable outcome and avoid severe penalties.
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Our entire objective as criminal lawyers defending youth and adults alike is to help you walk away from a situation with no criminal record whatsoever. In cases of youth criminal charges, this is best achieved by reaching a pre-trial resolution. Diversion programs may allow you to perform certain requirements rather than receiving a sentence. You may be eligible for a diversion program if you are a first-time offender or carry a charge for a minor offence. While community service, temporary probation, or counselling may seem like the end of the world when you’re young, anything is better than a criminal record.
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Why Choose Us
We are honest and realistic with all of our clients. We will not sugar-coat or oversell the potential outcome of the case. However, we will always strive to achieve the best result possible.
We are personable with our clients. To us, you aren’t just another name. We seek to understand your story and build a positive relationship with you while defending your rights against the State.
We believe you should know what you’re up against; most people don’t know what to expect once they have been criminally charged. We will always strive to keep you informed every step of the way.
We have built a reputation of having a high success rate for our clients throughout Alberta. Often our clients will escape a criminal record or incarceration.
We have streamlined the process of contacting and working with a criminal defence lawyer. We make all docket court appearances on your behalf so you don’t have to attend.
We have over 65 years of combined experience as defence lawyers. We've built relationships in the industry that allow us to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Think of us as your friendly neighbourhood defence lawyers, serving clients across Alberta for over 40 years. Based in Calgary, we travel everywhere from Lethbridge to Fort MacMurray.
We offer flexible payment schedules and flat-rate fee plans so you’ll always know what you’re paying upfront. Total fees depend on the complexity of your case.
We Are Caring and Empathetic Youth Criminal Lawyers
When you are facing criminal charges as a youth, your situation may seem overwhelming. We work with youth and their parents to establish a solid case for your defence. We begin every case the same way, with an in-person consultation so we can get to know you and learn as much about your circumstances as possible. We want you to know that we are here to protect and defend you; we are on your side no matter what. We’ll do our best to obtain a referral for a pretrial diversion program so that your case won’t even go to trial and you’ll have a lower chance of conviction. Working together, we can achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. Call us today.