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Young people and criminal law

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Learn the rights a young person has in dealing with the police or if they’re charged with a crime. Also, some key options for young people in getting legal help.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in August 2017
  • Time to read: 4 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Yulina Wang, Guardian Law; James Henry, Crown Counsel; and Lindsay Wold, Crown Counsel

Yulina Wang, Guardian Law

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This information from People’s Law School explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. See our disclaimer.

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