Juveniles and Youth Crime
We are able to advise on police investigations and criminal defence, in relation to young offenders under the age of 18.
For a young person and their family, this is a highly stressful experience. Our specialist legal team will navigate you throughout the processes and procedures.
Children between 10 and 17 can be arrested and taken to court (dependent upon the severity of the crime committed). Children are subject to specific sentencing guidelines, are dealt with by youth courts. If sent to custody they are detained in special secure centres for young people, in most cases other than grave crime. They are not treated in the same way as adults, and do not enter adult prisons. Young people aged 18 and above are however treated as adults by the law. If sent to prison, they’ll be sent to a place that holds only 18 to 21 year olds.
We can lead you through the process from the time of arrest, to representation at the police station, and any subsequent court hearings. If remanded in custody during the court process we will maintain regular contact including visits.
It is vital that young people seek the best legal expertise and representation, to achieve the best possible outcome for their future. We at Ison Harrison are committed to provide reassurance, support and guidance to young people during this difficult time.
Contact Harrison Bundey:
Telephone: 0113 200 7400
Emergency 24 hour arrest helpline: 0113 399 6181
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