Criminal law relating to young offenders
The main principle of the criminal law relating to young offenders is the so-called concept of education. It doesn’t only characterize the punishment, but often determines the criminal proceedings against youths and adolescents.
A defence lawyer must not lose sight of ensuring the safeguarding of his client’s rights, even in proceedings against youths. Even if legal consequences like hours of community service, behaviour lessons or the like with respect to the concept of education can make sense independent of a proof of guilt, judgment always only comes into question if guilt is proven in proper proceedings.
The particular concern of the law office DMS – Duchon Meißner Schütrumpf is the representation of youths as youths still have the best possibilities to impact their life positively. We can draw on a wide range of forensic experience. Therefore we’re currently analyzing the actual jurisdiction..