A case of vandalism at a Magna, Utah, church has been solved, as far as law enforcement is concerned; however, you are gonna need a great attorney in front of the Judge and on Judgment Day.
Busy Little Bees
The vandalism occurred twice within a 48 hour time period back in August. Numerous items were broken, destroyed or stolen during those vandalism episodes, but police were initially stumped as to who the culprits were.
At some point, police found a cell phone in the church and were able to trace it. They talked to the Utah teen who owned it and he confessed to being part of the trio who broke into the church. Police have since discovered the identities of the other two teens and charges have been filed against at least one of the juveniles, including felonies such as burglary, theft and destruction of property.
Vandalism Can Include a Host of Crimes
Often, vandalism includes crimes such as graffiti and criminal trespass. Criminal trespass can be charged if a person enters property unlawfully and commits crimes that don’t amount to theft and/or burglary. This situation included taking property off the premises, as well as destruction of property so the charges are (presumably) cited accordingly.
Since minors’ cases are normally handled in juvenile court, that court doesn’t look at the charges the same as the adult court does. Juveniles are usually charged with offenses and hopefully can be rehabilitated through the juvenile court processes.
Your Child’s Rights Matter
Because kids’ rights are as important as adults’ rights, it’s just as vital that a juvenile has legal representation, too. Utah juveniles who have been charged with any offense need and deserve the help of a top Utah juvenile defense attorney.
If your child is in a legal conundrum, talk to a Utah juvenile defense attorney today. Help your son or daughter get back on the right track.