The National Legal Service criminal solicitors hold decades of experience in the area of youth crime. Our solicitors have an empathetic approach to each case, ensuring you are treated as an individual and professionally supported during what may be a very distressing period for all involved.
This dedication to trusted legal guidance and personal approach means we’re able to take on complex youth crime cases with confidence and expertise.
How can we provide youth court representation?
Young people who require legal representation, should always have the best care available. This is where we can help. The empathetic and caring approach we take is ideal for younger people facing criminal convictions. With extensive experience in this area, our youth crime solicitors are adept at dealing with younger minds, and carefully explain rights and responsibilities at every stage of the process in an appropriate manner.
Our youth crime lawyers have a longstanding, successful track record defending under-18s across a number of areas of law, including Public Order Acts, murder and gang-related crimes, firearm offences, drugs and violent crime.
Youth crime cases are invariably viewed in a different light to adult trials with criminal responsibility, sentencing and bail all approached another way.
For many families with a minor facing a criminal case, this will be the first time they have ever encountered the Criminal Justice System. We know how daunting this is and are ready and willing to help not only the defendant but their entire family to navigate what can be a confusing an worrying process.
The Youth Justice System is usually closed to the general public and includes only the youth themselves, their solicitor, parent or guardian and the prosecutor, as well as members or officers of the court, and the youth offending team officer. All of this can add to the confusion; our youth crime criminal solicitors are skilled at making the experience less daunting for all concerned.
What if I can’t afford a solicitor?
Our youth crime solicitors can forward an application for legal aid on behalf of the defendant. Most applications are granted for young defendants. Get in touch with us to discuss your case and financial circumstances in the strictest confidence.
Speak to a member of our team for specialist youth crime legal advice
Should you or a young family member be accused of a youth crime and be in need of legal expertise, contact the National Legal Service on 0203 601 5051.