What should i do about my parents telling me what to do in my current legal situation?

I have a few questions, First off I am 15 years of age and a legal citizen born and raised in Ontario... A few weeks ago I was arrested for breaking and entering... I have a court date in a week and my parents think I should call this phone number that if I tell them I plead guilty then they will tell me I have to right and essay or do community service hours, I didn't want to do this and my parents got mad, but my question is, do I have the right to make my own legal decisions and if so don't they have to respect these rights? Also for breaking and entering into my high school through an open window with no intent to break anything or steal anything (I was trying to get to a different part of the roof) what kind of punishments are there for me.. I have no record and no past involvement with the police. Final question


Asked 3 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Human Rights  Criminal Law  Family Law

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Caryma Sa'd

Answer by Caryma Sa'd

VerifiedOntario lawyer

You have the right to make your own legal decisions, regardless what your parents think. Its easier said than done to assert that right under pressure. You need to speak with a lawyer, without your mom and dad in the room. 

DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY WITHOUT SPEAKING PRIVATELY WITH A LAWYER. 

Feel free to to give me a call or text at 647-360-7182. 

Caryma Sa'd

Posted 3 months ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Caryma Sa'd, or search the Lawyer Directory.


Yossi Schochet

Answer by Yossi Schochet

VerifiedOntario lawyer

I would be happy to meet with you and discuss the options, considerations and likelihood of success or a better outcome (I provide for free a brief initial consultation). 

You will need a criminal lawyer to asses your case and give you PROPER legal advice! 

Let's talk and I will gladly advise you. 

My contact number is provided.   

Yossi Schochet 

Barrister & Solicitor 
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Chambers
469 Lawrence Ave W (@ Bathurst St.)
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1C6
Cell: 416 450 4099 

Posted 3 months ago

Yossi Schochet 
Barrister & Solicitor 
Law 
Chambers
469 Lawrence Ave W (@ Bathurst St.)
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1C6
Cell: 416 450 4099 

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Yossi Schochet, or search the Lawyer Directory.

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