How An Experienced Lawyer Deals With Criminal Charges Under The Youth Criminal Justice Act

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General, Young Offenders

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Edward Prutschi, Criminal Lawyer with Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman of Toronto, explains how his firm deals with criminal charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. My starting point is to take a look at whether or not the Crown can actually prove the charge or whether not the person is actually guilty of having done […]

Discussion of the Youth Criminal Justice Act

September 16, 2011 by  
Category: General, Young Offenders

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Edward Prutschi, Criminal Lawyer with Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman of Toronto, discusses the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In the past, there was a broad perception that the Young Offenders Act, which preceded the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), was not serving to combat youth crime in any meaningful way. The perception was that our response […]

What Happens When A Young Person Has Been Apprehended For Shoplifting

September 8, 2008 by  
Category: Featured, Young Offenders

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The scenario when a young person is caught shoplifting is the same as it is for anyone, with one difference. The person will be apprehended, and the police will be called to lay the charge. The difference is that the parents will also be notified, as required by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This legislation […]

Supervision And Support For Young Offenders After Release From Incarceration

May 9, 2008 by  
Category: Young Offenders

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As an adult, there is a provision for statutory remission which is one third of the sentence and it is built into every sentence. If a person is sentenced to twelve months in custody, a third of that sentence will be statutory remission and under supervision in the community. This is a provision to help […]

The Benefits Of The Youth Criminal Justice Act

May 8, 2008 by  
Category: Featured, Young Offenders

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The Youth Criminal Justice Act has decreased the level of youth incarceration because it is no longer a required consequence for many cases in which incarceration was previously imposed. There is a very clear change in direction as well with respect to criminal justice and social values. Previously, you might have a situation where a […]

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