An accusation of attempted murder obviously carries potentially dire consequences.
If you or someone you know has been accused of attempted murder, you might not realize that the severity of the attempted murder charge is attached to the details surrounding the incident. The person accused might face federal incarceration up to one hundred and sixty two months. They will face a lifetime scar on their federal record with a felony charge and civil litigation by the victims of the attempted murder. If the charge is proven, the charged individual faces heavy penalties and only a competent attorney can reduce this sentencing. Ketover & Associates are New York criminal lawyers who are qualified and prepared to handle the challenges of this delicate situation. Their attorneys work tirelessly to ensure satisfactory results and to prove that there is reasonable doubt in the case to prove an attempted murder, or even if even a crime was actually committed
In order for a person to be found guilty of attempted murder the government must prove:
In most jurisdictions, attempted murder is viewed as acting deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life, while the person attempted to kill someone; and the person did something that was a substantial step toward committing the crime. Mere preparation is not a substantial step toward committing a crime.
There is a significant difference between a charge of attempted murder and first degree murder, for example. In order for someone to be found guilty of first degree murder the government must prove that the person killed another person; the person killed the other person with malice aforethought;
To kill with malice aforethought means to kill either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.
Premeditation means with planning or deliberation. The amount of time needed for premeditation of a killing depends on the person and the circumstances. It must be long enough, after forming the intent to kill, for the killer to have been fully conscious of the intent and to have considered the killing.
First-degree murder in some states includes a killing that is “willful, deliberate, and premeditated,”
Regardless of the specificity of the attempted murder charges that are about to be placed, it’s is critically important to consult with an experienced New York criminal defense attorney immediately. Visit http://www.criminaljusticeny.com for more information or call 877-703-2000.
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