Police are on the lookout for a couple of people: one reportedly a kid burglar who allegedly accompanied another person to steal from a Utah home back in December.
Kid Burglar Strikes–But Not Alone
A homeowner contacted police after she arrived home in mid December to find two people in her house. The alleged burglars, one of whom is believed to be a juvenile between 8 and 12, fled the premises with an expensive camera and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. They are still at large, and the homeowner is offering a reward in conjunction with the capture and conviction of the thieves.
It’s not too often that we see evidence of a kid burglar in Utah, but if he is caught he will likely be charged with committing serious juvenile offenses, including burglary and theft. As we’ve previously noted, juveniles who are accused of offenses are normally handled in juvenile court. Juvenile courts in Utah handle kids’ cases much differently than adults are treated in district courts.
Have an Attorney Represent Your Child
Authorities hope that kids will be more likely to not reoffend if given proper attention and appropriate consequences in relation to their offenses. Even though we hope that juveniles will be treated fairly, it is in a child’s best interest to be represented by a Utah juvenile defense attorney who will fight for the child’s rights.
If you have a child, whether he’s accused of being a kid burglar or another offense, contact an experienced Utah juvenile defense attorney right away. Don’t leave your child’s future to chance. Hire an attorney who will see that your child’s rights are protected, regardless of the charges he’s facing.