Protecting and guiding youth through the criminal justice system
Any youth who are alleged of committing a criminal offence in Alberta are dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and the Criminal Code of Canada. The YCJA applies to persons who are at least 12 years old and under 18 years old. It acknowledges the distinct nature of prosecuting young offenders.
If your child is accused of committing a criminal offence including traffic violations, violent offences, theft, or fraud; contact Michel Fontaine for a consultation and an initial review of the case and evidence. He will ensure your child's rights, and ultimately their future is protected.
Michel is familiar with defending minors, and he understands that the courts treat youth criminal offences differently. He will analyze the nature of the charge, any prior contact with law enforcement, the maturity level of the accused, their own response to the crime and their willingness to take accountability, to determine the most effective defence.
Michel will defend youth accused of committing criminal offences in the following areas:
- Edmonton & surrounding communities
- Ft. McMurray
- Grande Prairie
- Cold Lake