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Children's criminal offences

The Children’s Court deals with criminal cases involving children and young people.

The court has jurisdiction to hear and determine cases related to the following:

  • Criminal charges/ offending people who are under the age of 18 at the time of offending
  • Traffic offending of people who are not old enough to hold a valid driver’s licence or permit
  • Apprehended Violence Orders of people who are under the age of 18
  • Breach of parole and the eligibility of children and young people for release on parole

Not all cases involving children are dealt with in the Children’s Court. For example- Appealing a decision made by the Children’s Court is heard by the District Court of New South Wales.

Are you attending Children’s Court?

Call Criminal Lawyers Sydney anytime on (02) 9152 8619 to arrange a free first conference with an experienced children’s court lawyer who will review the allegations and advise you of your options and the best way forward.