Barrie’s 2023 ThreeBestRated® Criminal Defence Lawyer Explains Youth Criminal Justice Act

Industry: Legal Services

Barrie, Ontario (PRUnderground) March 23rd, 2023

We dream of a crime-free world. It is achievable only if the criminal wishes to stop doing offensive activities that affect others. Every criminal deserves a chance to change him/herself and become a responsible citizen of the country, especially youths who have most of their life left to live peacefully. The Canadian government has passed an act for the purpose named The Youth Criminal Justice Act(YCJA) for the welfare of youth offenders by making them contribute to society. Kimberly Miles — Miles Criminal Law, a recent ThreeBestRated® award winner for their contribution in the field of criminal defence has explained in detail about YCJA,

The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)

The act is an initiative to cultivate the minds of criminal youths and make them understand the values of life and humanity with voluntary activities that make them a contributing member of society. Parental involvement adds more effectiveness to the practice as they guide the youth’s actions. Community assistance through services and programs aims to re-establish their thoughts and lives. The utmost purpose of the act is to,

  • Preventing youth from doing criminal activities.
  • Assessing them and finding the reasons and counseling them to change their mindset and behavior.
  • Rehabilitate them back into society and make them mingle with common people. This helps them become a law-abiding member of society.
  • Protection of the public long-term by making youth realize the consequences they might face if they break the law.

Children under 17 and above 12 are dealt with by the regulations of YCJA. Even after becoming 18 before trial or sentencing, YCJA is still applicable to the youth. It is subjective to the seriousness of the case. Children under 12 cannot be charged or tried for criminal offences under YCJA or the criminal code. They should be taken to their parents who can then get help from communities and child welfare organizations, says the expert.

Dealing with criminal cases involves a lot of dedication and knowledge in the field and court proceedings. Joining hands with professional lawyers like Kimberly Miles — Miles Criminal Law makes you have an upper hand.

Kimberly Miles — Miles Criminal Law

Kimberly Miles is a prominent criminal defence lawyer in and around Barrie. She is a past executive member of the County of Simcoe’s Criminal Lawyers Association (CLACS), and a current executive member of the Barrie branch of Lawyers Feed the Hungry. Kimberly has practiced exclusively criminal law since her call to the bar in 2003. Her experience of decades made her become an expert in dealing with criminal cases of all degrees along with a spot in ThreeBestRated® listing after breaking their 50-Point Inspection.

In 2005, She began her own Miles Criminal Law to serve her clients independently. Kimberly’s law office is well known in Barrie and Simcoe County. Their involvement and dedication in understanding your problem and making an action plan according to it can take you over half the fight. They will never hesitate to meet you and discuss the measures you need to take to settle the matter as effectively and efficiently as possible. Appointments are always open. Contact them at to accommodate your schedule.

Homicide, robbery, driving, weapons, and domestic offences, violent crimes, theft and fraud, break and enter, mischief & youth criminal justice are the common criminal offences handled by Kimberly Miles — Miles Criminal Law.

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