sentence suspended for alcohol crime
By Brooke Barker
March 10, 2004 | LOGAN -- Judge Clint S. Judkins suspended
the jail sentence for a man after hearing his case this
week in 1st District Court. In December, John Calvin
Hoover, 29, of Paradise, was charged with a class B
misdemeanor for the unlawful sale and supply of alcohol
to a minor.
"This is a fellow who recognizes that he made a mistake,"
Brandon Baxter, Hoover's attorney, explained to the
court. Baxter also told the court how Hoover had already
completed a counseling program to show that he had been
working to fix his mistake.
"I just wanted to apologize; I realize I made a stupid
choice. I'm really sorry and I promise never to do it
again," Hoover told Judkins before being told that his
six months of jail time is permanently suspended as
long as he pays a $500 fine by April 1.
Hoover has no serious criminal history in Cache Valley.
His only previous citation was for fishing without a
valid license in 1995.