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Has your child been charged with a crime?
A child who has been charged with a crime needs legal advice from a lawyer who is an expert in criminal law. It is best if the lawyer is experienced with youth criminal law. It is a good idea to be informed and involved with your child's case.
You can find more information in this fact sheet, including:
- Will my child have to go to court?
- What can I expect from my child's lawyer?
- Can my child keep on going to school?
- Will the charges be a problem for my child in the future?
- What if I am asked to pay the costs of what my child did?
- How to get help
For more information about youth and the justice system, see CLEO's Youth Criminal Law website.
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Produced by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).
July 10, 2023