Youth Courts

The Youth Court is a division of the Magistrates’ Court which deals with people aged from 10 to 17 years.

While the youth court sits within a Magistrates’ Court building, the rules and regulations are very different from the adult Court.

Young people are advised to ensure representation throughout any proceedings at a Youth Court.

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Youth Courts have more power than the adult Court to hear more serious offences as the sentencing range goes up to 2 years in a young offenders’ institution, which is an extremely long time for a young person to be sent to prison for.

It is therefore essential that if you or your family member are to appear before the Youth Court you get the best possible advice from an early stage to ensure the best possible outcome in the case.

We have expert solicitors who frequently appear before Youth Courts and are highly skilled in representing young people for trials, mitigation for sentence hearings, bail applications and all manner of other hearings.  Contact us for advice.

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If I know I’m guilty of an offence then why do I need a solicitor at Court?

Even if you are guilty of an offence before the Court you still need a solicitor at Court to advance mitigation on your behalf.  Somebody fighting your corner to put your version of events forward and explain the circumstances of why something has happened.  It will make a big difference to the outcome and sentence that you receive.

Will it cost me to have a solicitor at Court?

Legal aid is available for representation before the Court in criminal proceedings.  The majority of people do qualify for legal aid.  At Waldrons we shall be in a position to advice you on an application for legal aid and your options if you do not.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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Any solicitor can say they are experienced in what they do. We go the extra mile to demonstrate our expertise. Many of our lawyers have undertaken independent assessments of their knowledge and skills. Our accreditations give you the assurance that you are dealing with a specialist.

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