Youth Criminal Justice
Criminal charges against youth involve a different procedure and even a different court than adults. Defending youths is unique and requires knowledge of the different rules. Every lawyer at Martland & Saulnier has, at some point in our careers, spent time focusing primarily on youth criminal justice. And it continues to be an important focus of our firm. We have defended youths charged with many different offences, from drug offences to riot charges to murder. Further, our lawyers have taught classes on youth criminal justice — at conferences for other lawyers, UBC Law School, the SFU Criminology Department, and even high schools in BC and Manitoba.
For youths, particularly for a first offender, there are options other than criminal charges. But timing can be important. If you are a youth facing criminal charges, or you know a youth who might be in criminal trouble, call a lawyer at Martland & Saulnier.