Legal Rights of Youth

Did You Know?

  • The police may search a person or vehicle when they have seen an offence being committed, such as possession of illegal drugs.
  • A youth charged with a criminal offence can always have a lawyer to represent him or her in court even though she or he cannot afford to pay one.
  • If the police do not tell the youth about his or her rights, anything that youth says to the police may not be accepted as evidence in court.