There are two main ways of being brought to court after having committed an offence:
• being held in Police cells and produced for court on the next available day
• being released by the Police and bailed to appear in court on a certain day.
(If a young person does not attend court when they have been bailed to do so, it is also an offence with which they can be charged, so it is important to go to court when you are told to)
There are three levels of criminal Courts in England and Wales:
• Crown Court
• Magistrates' Court
• Youth Court
A young person will usually be seen by the Youth Court unless the day they are to go is not a Youth Court day (most areas only run Youth Courts on certain days of the week).