There is a misconception that when a young person is arrested and convicted for a crime, that the conviction will not go on his or her record. That is not necessarily true. Youth court is a real court with real penalties that could have a significant impact on the future prospects of employment and secondary education for a young person. If your son or daughter has been arrested, talk with a lawyer as soon as possible about your options for defence.
At Engel & Associates in Ottawa, our youth crime lawyers can help to defend your rights and the rights of your child after an arrest. As a parent, you have the right to be there with your child when he or she is questioned by police. It is important to get your son or daughter out of the police station and brought home as soon as possible. Be there to support your child and let an experienced lawyer handle the defence process.
Our firm has handled youth court cases that include: