Youth Offences Toronto

Jeff Hershberg,
Criminal Defence Lawyer

I associate with the well-known law firm of Pinkofskys Criminal Trial and Appeal Lawyers; the largest criminal defence firm in Canada. I became a partner in 2008. In July, 2010, Pinkofskys became known as Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini LLP.

I fight for the oppressed and underrepresented.

Youth Offences

Youth offences are legal matters concerning individuals under the age of 18 who are accused of violating criminal laws. While navigating through such situations can be daunting, having the right legal representation is crucial to ensure fair treatment and protect the future of the young person involved. As criminal defence lawyers specializing in youth offences, we understand the complexities of these cases and are committed to providing dedicated advocacy and support.

  • Case Management
  • Representation in Court
  • Rehabilitation Support
  • Proven track record of success
  • Compassionate support during proceedings
  • Personalized strategies for each case

Types of Youth Offences We Handle

At Jeff Hershberg, we specialize in handling various types of youth offences, providing tailored legal representation and support. From property crimes to drug offences, violent crimes, and traffic offences, our team is experienced in navigating the complexities of the legal system. Whether facing charges related to theft, drug possession, assault, or traffic violations, we offer comprehensive assistance. Our commitment extends to addressing miscellaneous offences, ensuring every youth receives fair representation and guidance.

  • Property Crimes
  • Drug Offences
  • Violent Crimes
  • Traffic Offences
  • Miscellaneous Offences

Jeff Hershberg will help defend your freedom.

Contact Jeff to discuss your case.

(416) 428-7360

Our Approach to Youth Offences

At Jeff Hershberg, we adopt a client-centred approach to handling youth offences, recognizing the unique circumstances and needs of each individual. Our approach encompasses compassionate representation, prioritizing empathy and understanding while providing vigorous legal representation to ensure the best possible outcome for our young clients. We believe in collaboration and advocacy, working closely with families, guardians, and relevant stakeholders to develop comprehensive legal strategies and advocate for the best interests of the youth involved. Moreover, we emphasize the importance of rehabilitation and support services to address underlying issues and prevent future involvement in criminal activities while defending our client's legal rights.

Youth Offences FAQs

  • What rights do youth have when facing criminal charges?

    Youth facing criminal charges have similar rights to adults, including the right to legal representation, the right to remain silent, and the right to a fair trial. Additionally, youth may have specific rights under juvenile justice laws, such as the right to have a parent or guardian present during questioning.

  • Can parents or guardians be held liable for their child's offences?

    In some cases, parents or guardians may be held legally responsible for the actions of their children, particularly if there is evidence of negligence or failure to fulfill parental duties. This can include financial liability for damages caused by the youth’s actions or legal consequences under specific laws addressing parental responsibility.

  • Are youth offences handled differently than adult offences?

    Yes, the juvenile justice system typically operates differently from the adult criminal justice system. The focus of juvenile justice is often on rehabilitation and treatment rather than punishment, and proceedings may take place in juvenile court with specialized procedures and sentencing options tailored to the needs of young offenders.

  • What are diversion programs, and how do they work for youth offences?

    Diversion programs offer an alternative to traditional court proceedings for youth offenders, typically involving community-based interventions, counseling, and restitution rather than formal prosecution. Participation in diversion programs may allow youth to avoid formal charges or have charges dismissed upon successful completion of program requirements.

  • Can youth offences impact immigration status for non-citizen youth?

    Yes, youth offences can have immigration consequences for non-citizen youth, including potential deportation or inadmissibility to the country. It’s essential for non-citizen youth and their families to seek legal advice from an immigration lawyer who understands the intersection of juvenile and immigration law.

Are you or a loved one facing criminal charges


Speak with Jeff Hershberg
to discuss your case.

(416) 428-7360







Why Jeff Hershberg


We Put You First

Jeff Hershberg Law provides personalized criminal defence services, prioritizing strong client relationships. They believe in clear communication and keeping clients informed every step of the way. Choose them for a trusted advocate invested in your success.


Available For You

Jeff Hershberg offers clients personalized attention and accessibility. He's available 24/7 and promptly responds to concerns. Whether you need guidance navigating the legal system or a consultation to discuss options, Jeff Hershberg is committed to being there for you every step of the way.


Nationally Recognized

Jeff Hershberg is a highly acclaimed criminal defence lawyer with a reputation that extends beyond Toronto and Vaughan. His expertise and achievements have earned him recognition from various organizations. This reflects his commitment to excellence in legal representation and his unwavering dedication to protecting the rights of his clients.


Continued Success

Jeff Hershberg is a highly successful lawyer with a proven track record of securing favourable client outcomes. His meticulous attention to detail and effective strategies have resulted in countless satisfied clients. By choosing Jeff Hershberg Law, you can trust that you have an experienced and successful lawyer on your side.