In Utah, a person commits theft if they procure or exercise unauthorized control over the property of someone else with the intent to deprive him or her of said property. In layman’s terms, theft is stealing, and if you take someone else’s property with the intent of not giving it back, you may face criminal charges. When many juveniles get in trouble with the law, it usually is because of this. If your child has been charged with a property crime (i.e. theft/shoplifting), contact an experienced Farmington juvenile theft crimes attorney at Jardine Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation about your legal options.
Utah state law contains numerous types of theft offenses, including grand theft auto, theft by extortion, theft by deception, theft of services, theft of utilities and theft of a rental vehicle. Utah, like many other states throughout the county, classifies theft offenses in accordance with the value of the property or services stolen. Utah also classifies a few theft offenses according to the type of property taken, regardless of value (i.e. firearms). This is not a good place for your juvenile to start out their approaching adult years. If they have been charged with a theft crime in Farmington, they need an attorney who will fight aggressively for their rights.
Fortunately, for juveniles in Farmington, they are not put through the adult court system, but a juvenile justice system instead. The juvenile justice system focuses more on rehabilitation rather than incarceration.