Childrens’ Court Representation
The Children’s Court has a number of divisions, one being the Criminal Division which has the jurisdiction to hear and determine charges against young people aged between 10 and 17 years at the time of committing an alleged offence.
In the event of a young person turning 19 by the time their matter is commenced in the Childrens’ Court, the case will be transferred to the Magistrates’ Court.
The Criminal Division of the Children’s Court may hear all charges against a young person with the exception of:
• attempted murder
• child homicide
• defensive homicide
• arson causing death, and
• culpable driving causing death.
The Court may also conduct committal proceedings in relation to young people who have been charged with serious criminal offences, including the above, and who wish to, or who must, have their case heard by a judge and jury in the County Court or Supreme Court.
Velos Criminal Lawyers
Have had over 35 years of experience representing young people in the Childrens’ Court so if your child has been charged with an offence you should contact us immediately so that we can investigate the charges laid and represent your child at any hearings at a later date.
Children’s Court Locations
The Children’s Court of Victoria sits at many location both metropolitan and country. Velos Criminal Lawyers can represent your child in either of the metropolitan or country courts. The locations include: