Youth Justice Court Trials

A young person has the right to a lawyer to represent them in youth court. This script discusses what happens in youth court. Topics include trials in youth court, the penalties (or sentences) a judge can give if they find you guilty, criminal records, alternatives to trial and available legal help.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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August 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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youth justice, young people and criminal law, youth court, sentences, sentencing of young people, criminal records, youth records, diversion (alternative measures), Dial-A-Law
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