Youth Justice FAQs

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  • What is the age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland?

    The age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland is 10 years old, which means

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  • What are my rights if I am arrested and questioned by the police?

    The following rights relate to what are called non-scheduled offences. For scheduled offences certain

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  • What could happen if my case doesn’t go to court?

    There are a number of ways your case could be dealt with before any

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  • What could happen if my case does go to court?

    There are a number of different ways a court could deal with your case:

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  • Which Court will my case be heard in?

    If you are charged with an offence you will usually appear before a youth

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  • Will I be granted bail?

    Normally a young person will be released on bail. You will only be remanded

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