FARMINGTON — A court date of Oct. 2 has been set for Ron Hoffman, the Rumford-based attorney who is accused of phoning in bomb threats to two Wilton schools in March.

On that date, Hoffman’s case will be scheduled for a jury trial in the Franklin County Superior Court, according to court officials.

On March 29, a man called in bomb threats to Wilton’s Academy Hill and Cushing schools.

Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox in June said Hoffman had been charged with two counts of terrorizing after an investigation that included the use of phone records to trace the calls.

Hoffman, 52, is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law, and was the defense attorney in several high-profile cases in Maine.

Hoffman’s attorney, James Martemucci, entered a not guilty plea for Hoffman on July 19.

The two misdemeanor charges each carry a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail.

If a deal is struck with prosecutors, Hoffman could change his plea to guilty on Oct. 1 or 3.

If he doesn’t change his plea, jury selection will happen on Oct. 5, and the court’s jury trials are held throughout the month of October.

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