Get legal advice before admitting you are guilty of a crime. Even if you admit you committed the crime, the police may decide that a distraction option is not appropriate and send you to court instead. Learn more about the inclusion of 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system and juvenile justice reform. A municipal legal service that helps children and young people in Australia and their supporters find a legal solution to their problems. If the police want to tell you about a crime or an arrest, don`t panic! Youth lawyers are available through the Youth Helpline. Be sure to contact us so we can help you. Call 1800 LAQ LAQ (1800 527 527). Call us on 03 9113 9500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Aid Queensland provides legal advice over the phone and on their website, as well as other services to help you in court. The Youth Advocacy Centre provides legal advice, youth support and family support to young people aged 10-18 living in the greater Brisbane area. For more information, visit the website.
You should seek legal advice before applying for a deposit. Legal Aid Queensland has a specialist security team who can advise you and possibly show up for you. There may be differences between court buildings in how mandatory lawyer services are provided due to the COVID-19 situation. However, this will not affect your ability to obtain legal advice and duty counsel representation in any South East trial court on court day. Court staff will inform you on how to access legal on-call services when you arrive at court. Formerly known as the National Children`s and Youth Law Centre and known as Lawstuff, Youth Law Australia is the only technology-based national legal service in Australia. Youth Law Australia is a community-based legal service that helps children and young people in Australia and their supporters find a legal solution to their problems. Youth Law Australia provides free and confidential legal information and advice to children and young people under the age of 25 and their supporters.
You can access free legal information through their yla.org.au website or send a request for legal advice via www.lawmail.org.au. One of their lawyers will send you an email with answers to your questions and recommendations to other organizations that can help you. They provide free independent legal advice on appointments with volunteer lawyers to help people represent themselves in the best possible way. In parallel with these reforms, the Transitional Regulations on Juvenile Justice 2018 entered into force on 12 February 2018. The regulation supports the law and ensures that 17-year-olds currently working in the adult justice system are carefully transferred to the juvenile justice system. The regulation is valid for 2 years and allows for the transfer of 17-year-olds to adult prisons, by order of adults or as part of adult court proceedings. The Youth Advocacy Centre has a community legal and social assistance service for young people up to the age of 18. Legal Aid Queensland has a dedicated youth legal helpline where young people can call and get legal advice and assistance from a lawyer. Call 1800 LAQ LAQ (1800 527 527).
Legal information for young people is available on the website. The Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) provides culturally appropriate legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are victims of domestic violence. YFS Legal provides legal information, advice and representation in criminal matters to young people aged 25 and under. The Western Queensland Justice Network (WQJN) is one of Legal Aid Queensland`s regional legal advice programmes. Based in Mount Isa, WQJN connects rural and indigenous communities with legal information and advice through video conferencing technology. The Juvenile Justice Act 1992 came into force on 1 September 1993 as the Juvenile Courts Act 1992. Significant changes were made to the Act in 1996, 2002, 2010 and 2014. The Act provides a framework for dealing with young people who are in contact with the juvenile justice system. Anyone under the age of 25 (and their lawyer) can seek and receive free and confidential legal advice through the service`s innovative 24/7 online service. If you decide to represent yourself in court, we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice and discuss your case with a qualified lawyer.
See the list of legal centres in Queensland. With the coming into force of the Juvenile and Other Justice (including a 17-year-old) (PDF, 331 KB) Act 2016 (PDF, 331 KB) from 12 February 2018, young offenders aged 17 are now dealt with by the juvenile justice system.