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Alcohol and Minors in Canada

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Minors, Alcohol and the Law

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Alcohol and Minors - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Age of majority

The minimum age at which a person legally considered to be an adult and can buy alcohol. It is 18 in some provinces/territories and 19 in others.

Extrajudicial measures

Proceedings outside the formal court process. Examples include police warnings, referrals to community programs and Crown cautions. Extrajudicial measures are seen as an effective response to less serious youth crime.

Young offender

A term for a  person between 12 to 17 years old who is charged with a crime. Their cases are usually heard in Youth Court, with punishments guided by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Youth court

Youth justice courts deal with any alleged offences committed by those ages 12 to 17, in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Alcohol and Minors - Tagged With:
Tagged With: Youth Criminal Justice
Alcohol and Minors - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Section 41 , s.320.14(1)
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