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The Youth Court is a section of the Magistrates' Court.

Weather a concerned parent or a youth requiring representation, you can rest assured that Leslie Franks Solicitors will provide support and professional representation.


Youth Court Representation

A child as young as 10 years of age can be arrested by the Police, interviewed on suspicion of having committed a criminal offence, charged and prosecuted in a criminal court. We understand that children in these difficult circumstances require a different approach from adults.

For a child, the consequences of a criminal record can be very damaging. Our first priority is is to prevent a child being charged with a criminal offence.

This can be achieved in a number of ways, for example by making representations to the Police that no formal action is taken, securing diversion to the youth ‘triage’ service or by the issue of a reprimand, caution or final warning.

A child or young person needs to build a rapport with a Police Station Advisor who will explain the law and the choices available to them in a way that they can easily understand.

If a child is charged with a criminal offence they will initially appear in the Youth Court unless they are jointly charged with an adult. It is vital that they are represented by a Solicitor with specific expertise in dealing with Youth Court matters.

The law in the Youth Court is completely different from the law applying to adults. It is therefore essential that your solicitor has the right kind of expertise and our team of advocates and support staff have experience in this specialist area.

Call us now on 0844 414 6035

Early advice is crucial if you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offence. Our team of specialist criminal lawyers ensure our clients are properly represented and informed. Call us now to discuss your case.

 

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