Youth Offenses In Alberta
Calgary’s Youth Offender Criminal Defence Lawyers
If a juvenile is convicted of a crime in Alberta, the negative effects could follow them well into their future by limiting their opportunities to receive a driver’s license, attend certain educational institutions, or compete for adequate employment. For these reasons, it is so important to have an veteran criminal defense team that has experience in defending youth offenses. Greg Dunn’s criminal defense team understands the consequences that a simple juvenile mistake can have on the future of a young person. We know the importance of a juvenile offender learning their lesson without having a criminal record that costs them the future that they deserve.
Legal Young Offender Treatment that is Protective and Aggressive
Because we know what is at stake for the future of your child, the criminal defense team at Greg Dunn’s law offices pride themselves on protecting children in cases of arrests in the following areas:
- Gang related juvenile offenses
- Defacing public and private property/Vandalism
- Underage Drinking
- Gun and Weapons offenses
- Aggravated assault
- Rape & Sexual Assault
- Drug Crimes(sales, possession, trafficking)
- Theft/Auto Theft
- Uttering Threats
Don’t Waste Time In Defending Your Child’s Future
Having immediate legal representation from our criminal lawyers during the juvenile detention hearing process could mean the difference between seeing your son or daughter in your home or a detention center. We urge parents to contact Greg Dunn’s criminal law team immediately if your child, or a child you know, has been arrested and accused of a crime.
You need counsel from criminal lawyers that understand there are several significant differences between the juvenile criminal justice system and the adult criminal justice system. You want a criminal lawyer in Calgary who has appeared in front of juvenile court judges, developed a reputation among juvenile court prosecutors, and understands the alternatives to incarceration, fines and other penalties.
Often, when the criminal defence team argues properly and the juvenile admits guilt, the court and prosecutors will settle the charges if the juvenile offender agrees to meet certain requirements. Whether the child is accused of being a juvenile sex offender, young sex offender, or has been charged with assault with a weapon, completing some of the following options may help in reducing their sentence:
- Community Service- the juvenile is required to spend a predetermined amount of hours working in his or her community
- School Performance- a performance plan requiring the child to attend school regularly and meet certain grade requirements
- Counseling Programs- to treat drug dependency or emotional issues
- Restitution- the child or child’s family is required to reimburse the victim for the damage that he or she caused
Our Criminal Lawyers Have Your Child’s Best Interests In Mind
When a young offender is convicted of a crime, the negative effects that can follow may limit their opportunities to:
- receive a driver’s license
- attend certain educational institutions
- compete for adequate employment
That is why it is so important to have an youth offender criminal defence team on your side. Contact Greg Dunn’s criminal defense team today and let us help build your case against the prosecution and protect your child’s future.