What is a Youth Criminal Record?

The youth criminal justice system is separate and apart from that of their adult counterparts. We treat youth differently than adults due to their reduced maturity. This includes providing youth with enhanced procedural safeguards and focusing on rehabilitation. The Youth Criminal Justice Act is designed to protect the privacy of […]

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Youth Murder Sentencing: Her Majesty The Queen v. A.M.

The youth plead guilty to second degree murder in a shooting death. The Crown sought an order that an adult sentence be imposed. The sentencing hearing proceeded by way of an agreed statement of facts.  The court considered a pre-sentence report, a forensic assessment and a behaviour summary report concerning the youth’s time in […]

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Youth Sentence Appeal: Her Majesty The Queen v. T.J.D.

In this youth sentence appeal, the youth pleaded guilty to two counts of motor vehicle theft and to failure to comply with a youth sentence.  He was sentenced to an 18-month custody and community supervision order, followed by 12 months of supervised probation and a 2-year driving prohibition.  The youth sought […]

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Youth Manslaughter Sentencing: Her Majesty The Queen v. T.D.K.

The youth was charged with murder. At trial, Joshua Rogala successfully defended the murder charge. The jury found the youth guilty of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing bodily harm as a result of an incident where the youth struck two people while driving a van. The Crown Attorney made an application for […]

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