Youth Court

A person between the ages of 10-17 years old may face criminal charges at the Youth Court. This could happen in one of the following situations:

1. charged by the police with an offence;
2. receive a Summons to attend Court in the post; or
3. receive a Postal Requisition to attend Court.

We can help the young person throughout the Court process. Our Youth Court team is very experienced in dealing with Youth Court matters and we have a friendly and supportive approach; we also know how to explain legal jargon in simple words so the young person understands.

If you would like to the young person to have some advice and have legal representation at Court, and our advice would be that the young person should have someone to fight his or her corner, then feel free to contact us to discuss the position.

Our dedicated Crime Team can ensure you have representation at the Police Station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court or Appeal Court depending on your requirements.

What We Do

We can attend at Court, advise the young person about the evidence, what plea to enter and conduct his or her trial if a not guilty plea is entered. We would prepare the trial, including seeing any potential defence witnesses and taking the young person’s full instructions.

The legal process will be explained in simple terms so the young person understands because the law can be very complicated, as can the Court proceedings.

Furthermore, if we believe the young person should have been diverted from the Youth Court, for example, by a Youth Caution, we will make representations to the Crown Prosecution Service. If appropriate, we will fight to save the young persons’ good character.

Contact Us

Please contact our dedicated team if the young person has been charged with an offence or receives a Summons/Postal Requisition so we can assist you on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form.

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