Peculiarities of criminal liability of minors

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Peculiarities of criminal liability of minors

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Juveniles who break the law are noticed not only because of their actions, but also because of the peculiarities of their age, physical and psychological development. When solving issues related to the criminal responsibility of minors, it is important to contact professional lawyers who have experience in this field. The lawyers of the company "Prikhodko and partners" provide qualified legal assistance to minors, their parents and guardians, taking into account all the specifics of the case and the individual needs of the client .

Special conditions for assigning responsibility to minors

According to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, persons who have reached the age of sixteen at the time of committing the crime are subject to criminal liability.
However, it is important to note that there are special conditions regarding criminal responsibility for persons between the ages of fourteen and sixteen. They fall under the relevant articles of the main part of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which are clearly defined and limited.

Importantly! The legislation sets limits on the imposition of responsibility on them only for the most serious crimes, such as intentional murder, encroachment on the lives of state or public figures, law enforcement officers, judges, as well as for other serious crimes specified in the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In criminal proceedings against a minor, attention should be paid to the following aspects:

  • Determination of the status of a minor as a subject of committing a criminal offense.
  • Verification of mandatory participation of a lawyer in the case of a minor.
  • Conviction about the appointment of an authorized judge for proceedings in cases related to minors.
  • Ensuring guarantees regarding the rights of minors during the proceedings, in particular in cases where they have reached the age of majority during the procedural actions.

Punishment that can be imposed on a minor

  1. Fine. It is used in the case of having own income or property that can be confiscated. The amount of fines is determined by the court depending on the severity of the criminal offense and the financial condition of the accused.
  2. Public works. May be assigned to minors to be completed during free time from work and study and time for a period of 30 to 120 hours.
  3. Corrective works. May be assigned to minors who have reached the age of 16-18 for a period of 2 months to 1 year, to be performed at the immediate place of work.
  4. Arrest. Provides for placing the accused in specially equipped institutions, separated from society, for a period of 15 to 45 days.
  5. Imprisonment. Imprisonment is imposed for a certain period of time on persons who have committed offenses before reaching the age of eighteen.

How can we help?

When bringing a minor to criminal responsibility, it is important to provide him with proper legal support and protection. The assistance of a criminal lawyer of the company "Prikhodko and Partners" includes:

  • Legal advice: Provision of individual advice on the legal rights and responsibilities of a minor in a situation related to criminal proceedings.
  • Representation in court: Provision of legal representation in court to protect the rights and interests of the minor during the hearing of the criminal case.
  • Protection in law enforcement agencies: Providing protection during interrogations and other procedural actions of law enforcement agencies, including providing advice on conducting procedural strategy and preparing to answer questions.
  • Maintenance of procedural documents: Preparation and submission of necessary procedural documents, such as statements, appeals, complaints and others, in the interests of the protection of the minor.

If you or your loved ones need help in a criminal case against minors, contact the company "Prykhodko and Partners". We are ready to provide you with competent legal assistance at every stage of criminal proceedings and ensure effective representation and protection of your interests. If you have any questions, we look forward to your preliminary consultation! Fill out the form below to calculate the cost of a lawyer's services regarding the criminal responsibility of minors.

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