Posts Tagged 'young offenders'

The limitations of the criminal justice system

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Sentencing someone for a crime that they have committed is one thing.  But what should be done when it is apparent that a young person is headed down the wrong path?  Is the criminal justice system the right place to deal with these concerns or are there other avenues?  Read the story here.

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When is a youth record under the YCJA destroyed?

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There is a common misconception that a youth record kept under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) will automatically be destroyed once a young person reaches the age of 18 years.  This is not the test for determining when a youth record might cease to exist.  In fact, it is quite possible to find yourself in a situation where your youth record becomes permanent.

A youth record is basically a history of information kept either for a purpose stated in the ...

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R. v. N.B. | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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Court File No.

ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE
(GENERAL DIVISION)
(Toronto Region)

BETWEEN:

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Respondent

–and–

NATHAN BALILALINGAM
Applicant

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APPLICANT’S FACTUM
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Part I – Statement of the Case

The Applicant, Nathan Balilalingam, was arrested and charged on February 18, 1997, together with Mr. Chris Paralingam (a young person within the meaning of the Young Offenders Act) with the offences of Point Firearm, Weapons Dangerous, Assault with a Weapon, and Utter Death Threats. On January 9, 1998, a preliminary inquiry was held and the Applicant ...

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R. v. S. W.C. | Examples Of Favourable Verdicts

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Indexed as:
R. v. S.W.C.

Between
Her Majesty the Queen, and
S.W.C.

[1999] O.J. No. 3741

Ontario Court of Justice
Toronto, Ontario
Bean J.

April 21, 1999.
(5 paras.)

 

Charges: Sexual Assault x 2

Counsel:

 

Sona Advani, for the Crown.
Tushar Pain, for the accused.

¶ 1      BEAN J.:— This is the motion brought by the young person who seeks relief for an alleged breach of his rights under Section 11(b) of the charter.  The delay in this matter in total is 16 months and 15 days.  The delay largely ...

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