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If you are under the age of 18 and have been charged with a criminal offence or a traffic offence then the Local Court Lawyers can help. The Children’s Court is very different to other court jurisdictions. The Children’s Court system is more about restorative justice than punishment and deterrence.
The Local Court Lawyers will make sure this distinction is front and centre when your matter is heard in the Children’s Court. There are different rules for many things including sentencing and the admissibility of evidence. Even the way the court is run is different. For example, the court is closed to the public and police are encouraged not to wear uniforms in a defended hearing. The way in which children are sentenced and the types of offences the local court can hear are probably the most important issues.
The Local Court Lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in this area of law. If you are under the age of 18 then it is important to ensure that your rights are competently represented.