The court may charge you with attempted murder if it is believed that your actions were committed with intent to kill. Attempted murder cases are never cut and dried — they are difficult for both the prosecution and defense. Due to our unique background in law, having worked as state prosecutors, we have the knowledge and skill to build the strongest possible defense for you. Call now and schedule your free consultation.
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Understanding Attempted Murder Charges
After being arrested for a violent crime, you may be charged with attempt to commit murder in the first or second degree. These criminal offenses are serious and require the assistance of an experienced attorney.
In order for the prosecution to convict you of attempted murder, they must prove that the following elements exist:
Direct step: The prosecution must prove that you took a direct but failed step towards taking the life of another person. A direct step can involve you actually holding and using a knife or gun, or you paying or ordering someone else to kill.
Intent to kill: Next, the prosecution must prove that it was your intention to take the life of another person. In many cases, the prosecution relies on the extent and location of the injuries to the victim to establish this element. For example, a victim who has serious wounds to his or her upper torso, the prosecution would argue, was intended to die.
As experienced attorneys, we use a variety of strategies to defend people who face attempted murder charges. After assessing your case, depending on your unique situation, we may even be able to prove your actions were justified.
Penalties for Attempted Murder
The penalties you face for an attempted murder conviction in California vary based on the degree of murder. Individuals accused of first-degree attempted murder face life in prison with the possibility of parole. Conviction of second-degree attempted murder can land you in prison for up to nine years.
We at David Lehr Law recognize that these penalties are serious and can have a major impact on your life and the lives of the people you love. We have 20 years of experience defending violent offenders in this state and will fight for your case.
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Aggressive and competent, our criminal defense attorneys know how to build a solid defense for individuals facing charges for attempted murder in Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard. We offer free consultations to those who are being accused of violent crimes; call us, or use the form above to schedule one today. Se Habla Español.