Children's Court Criminal Charges

Melbourne Criminal Lawyers Balot Reilly
462 William St Melbourne West VIC 3003

CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THE CHILDREN'S COURT OF VICTORIA
It is important to contact the best criminal lawyers in Melbourne for criminal charges against children and minors. Our Melbourne criminal defence lawyers are experts in assisting children and parents in defending criminal allegations at the Melbourne Children’s Court and Children’s Courts throughout metropolitan Victoria and across Australia.

WHAT IS THE CHILDREN'S COURT CRIMINAL DIVISION OF VICTORIA?
The Children's Court of Victoria is a specialist court with a Criminal Division. It has jurisdiction to hear and determine cases involving children and young people charged with criminal charges in Melbourne and throughout Victoria.
Protecting your child’s liberty and entire future is our priority. Fortunately for children who are charged in the Children’s Court, the main focus of the sentencing Magistrate (the judge) is invariably the accused children's prospects of rehabilitation, rather than simply punishing children as severely as adults who are charged with a similar crime in the criminal division of the Magistrate court. It often means that accused children's chances of keeping a clean record (instead of a criminal record )and avoiding jail are much more favourable in the Children’s Court than in the adult court, even for serious criminal offences.

WE WILL DEFEND CHILDREN & FIGHT FOR THEIR CLEAN RECORD
Our criminal lawyers in Melbourne are able to maximize accused children's chances of avoiding criminal records(even for many serious criminal allegations) in the Children’s Courts of Victoria or any other Children’s Court in Australia for criminal charges against children. We will not only defend criminal charges against children, but also assist in arranging psychological counselling and any necessary rehabilitation. Our most experienced criminal lawyer Mr Balot genuinely cares for the future of children. He will sit with the child in a round table conference (together with the parents or guardians)and share his vast criminal law experience in acting for the highest profile cases in Victoria and throughout Australia to deter children from criminal behaviour. Our highly experienced criminal lawyers will use an effective plan to assist children:

  • to maximise accused children's chances of avoiding criminal records and
  • also to hopefully dissuade them from adopting a criminal way of life. It will help put their lives back on track so they can focus on future employment, study, positive family and personal relationships.
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    ELIGIBILITY FOR CRIMINAL DIVISION OF CHILDREN'S COURT OF VICTORIA :
    Generally most criminal charges against children can be heard in the criminal division of the Children's Court. However, there are some limitations such as the age of children charged with criminal charges and the types of criminal charges against children as follows:

    1. Age limit
    The Children’s Court deals with people who were aged 10 to 17 at the time they were charged with criminal offences. The only time a case will be transferred to an adult court (namely the Magistrates Court) is when the accused child has turned 19 prior to his or her court case commencing.

    2. Areas of crime:
    The Children’s Court of Victoria can hear all criminal charges except for the following:

  • Murder & attempted murder.
  • Manslaughter.
  • Child homicide & defensive homicide.
  • Arson causing death.
  • Culpable driving causing death.

    When a child is within the age limit, but is charged with one of the above disqualifying criminal charges and the matter proceeds to a criminal trial, all Preliminary Hearings or Committal Hearings can be heard in the criminal division of the Children’s Court before the matter may be referred or committed to the County Court or Supreme Court of Victoria.
    For further information, please click on the link to the Children’s Court of Victoria website.
    http://www.childrenscourt.vic.gov.au/

    WHAT TO DO WHEN ARRESTED BY POLICE?
    
As soon as a child is arrested for a criminal offence:

  • Ask for an experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly and
  • Refrain from answering any questions other than your name, your address and your date of birth
    The reason is that you have a right to silence to ensure that you do not provide responses that might incriminate you.
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    LEGAL RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN POLICE INTERVIEW OR POLICE INTERROGATION:

  • Children are legally entitled to contact a criminal lawyer. It is important to contact an experienced CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER FROM BALOT REILLY. You should contact our Melbourne criminal defence lawyers immediately and we will advise you on how to handle the case involving any criminal allegations against children. If you or the child make contact with our criminal lawyers early enough, we could, in many circumstances, save children from from being charged with criminal charges and ultimately in most circumstances save the child from a potential term of imprisonment.
  • Children have a right to have a guardian present during a police interview or police interrogation in a police station.

    Remember the police interrogation interview stage is a critical stage in the case against suspects because police invariably use this opportunity to obtain incriminating answers to support their case. In fact seasoned police detectives will tell you that most criminal investigations are won and lost at this early stage.

    OUR EXPERTISE IN CRIMINAL LAW CHARGES IN THE CHILDREN'S COURT
    Balot Reilly criminal lawyers in Melbourne are highly experienced in defending all criminal charges against children in Victoria and throughout Australia.
    Mr Balot is an expert criminal defence lawyer from Melbourne for children's court charges. Mr Balot is frequently consulted by the media for his expertise in criminal law throughout Australia. His expert interpretations of criminal law issues and his concise explanations are highly regarded. His second decade of criminal law advocacy experience of successfully defending those who are charged with, on the one hand minor crimes and on the other hand highly complex criminal allegations involving some of the most significant and complex criminal law cases in Australia is invaluable to defending charges against children charged with any criminal charges.

    Our criminal lawyers' defence experience extends to defending criminal allegations against children before court and defending their legal interests after court. This is priceless for the management of the child's case.
    Balot Reilly criminal lawyers are able to assist children in defending criminal charges by applying the law to the relevant facts in the case and preparing persuasive legal submissions for the Children's Court by reference to the current criminal laws involving children in order to maximise the chances of a great realistic outcome. Our Melbourne criminal lawyers will also assist children by linking them with programs intended to reduce the prospect of future criminal behaviour.

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER IN MELBOURNE?

    Where children are charged with criminal offences, they need to carefully consider which criminal defence lawyer to choose to represent them in court. A great criminal lawyer is potentially able to maximize the chances of successfully defending criminal charges against children or to minimize the number and scope of charges against children and therefore increase the chances of getting a great result, which often means keeping children out of jail or avoiding a bad criminal record.
    Representing children charged with criminal offences in Australia requires:

  • A carefully drafted plan of attack
  • a particular skill set;
  • great investigatory skills,
  • legal research,
  • writing submissions and
  • effective cross-examination skills.
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Great presentation in court.

    Our criminal defence lawyers in Melbourne are experts in drafting comprehensive, well-written, thoroughly researched and persuasive submissions for our clients in Children's courts and adult courts. Our criminal lawyers are highly regarded criminal law advocates and are often referred to as senior criminal lawyers in criminal courts.

    Don't be fooled by empty promises, lawyers big noting themselves, mere publicity in the media, or lawyers claiming to have substantial criminal law experience who do not regularly appear in court; ask your criminal defence lawyer for proven results!

    At Balot Reilly we invite you to come and watch our Melbourne criminal defence lawyers in court when they appear for other accused persons and you can witness first hand the highest quality of legal representation.

    Children are our future and when they are charged with criminal charges you should entrust their future with a highly experienced and highly regarded criminal lawyer from Melbourne

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE IN COURT AND YOU NEED HELP FROM THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN MELBOURNE?
    It's never too late contact an expert criminal lawyer for children's court criminal charges from Balot Reilly to immediately assist you in court and to fight for you. You can contact our office on 03 9326 6606 or our 24/7 emergency hotline 0421 905 576.

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE IN COURT AND YOU'RE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR CRIMINAL LAWYER IN THE CHILDREN'S COURT CRIMINAL CHARGES?

  • If you are legally represented you need to communicate your concerns to your current lawyer and
  • Ask the presiding Magistrate, Judge, Member or any other person presiding for an adjournment to engage new legal representation and
  • Contact Balot Reilly expert criminal lawyers for children's court criminal charges from Melbourne if you want great legal representation in court.

    It's never too late to call Balot Reilly criminal lawyers to represent you in children's court criminal charges in all Victorian and Australian courts to fight for your rights, restore your confidence and peace of mind and achieve the best possible outcome in court for your unique legal situation.

    Melbourne Criminal Lawyers For Children Court Criminal Charges Balot Reilly
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    T: 03 9326 6606
    M: 0421 905 576
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