We recently told you about a Utah teenager who was arrested after authorities discovered his alleged involvement in a bomb plot to destroy Roy High School. Joshua Hoggan is currently on home detention while being monitored electronically.
A hearing will be held in two weeks before a judge to review Hoggan’s current situation and see if he can have certain restrictions lifted.
Bomb Plot a First-Degree Felony
Hoggan has been charged in juvenile court with one first-degree felony count for use of a weapon of mass destruction. According to text messages, Hoggan and another young man were planning to bomb the high school during an assembly and then make their escape. The other individual has been charged with the same felony in district court as he is 18 years old.
Potential Consequence to Juvenile Delinquent
The biggest consequence a youth can face when he is tried in juvenile court is to be remanded to detention until he reaches the age of 21. Keep in mind that according to the State of Utah, when a youth is tried in juvenile court he is considered to be a delinquent, not a criminal.
That is good news for lots of kids who make mistakes but are not beyond the reach of amendment. Many youth fall into the category of being thought of as a criminal, when they are actually confused and trying to find their place in life.
Hiring a Utah Juvenile Defense Attorney
Do you have a child who is facing charges in juvenile court? Don’t wait and hope for a positive outcome without consulting a Utah juvenile defense attorney. All youth deserve the opportunity to be represented by a top attorney who has the child’s best interests at heart. You might assume that the juvenile justice process will appropriately sort things out, but we all know what happens when you “assume” something.
Help your child today by contacting a Utah juvenile defense attorney.