The Duchesne County School Board has approved random drug testing for students that are participating in extracurricular activities and those kids whose parents opt them in to the program. The school board says that they want to use this drug testing as deterrent, and those testing positive could face a two-week suspension on the first offense. Even more detrimental obviously will be the legal ramifications because the school will be sharing the results with the police. Such juvenile charges could involve loss of driving privileges, community service, and detention. Although the schools can justify this infringement on privacy because students have to in essence opt into the program by choosing to participate in extracurricular activities it is a shame that students will have to make a decision between giving up their rights and liberty to be able to enjoy things like sports and other extracurricular activities.
Juvenile Crimes in Utah
Along with possession of drugs, another serious crime in Utah for juveniles is Unlawful Consumption, or Minor in Possession of Alcohol. The law in Utah is refered to as the “not-a-drop” rule, and it includes the possession, consumption or purchasing of alcohol. One of the best defenses to most of these cases is that the search or seizure that produced the evidence was unlawful and unconstitutional.
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney | Juvenile Crimes
If you or your child has been charged with a crime then you need the help of an attorney right away. Juvenile crimes can have a huge impact on the future of a young person and as such you cannot just leave it up to chance. Call or email Salcido Law Firm today to see how we can help you in your case. We offer free consultations and can help you understand the process and the possible outcomes. Call us today to set up an appointment.