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Attempted Murder

Defense for Alleged Violent Crimes

Attempted murder is an extremely serious crime because it carries such strict penalties and dire consequences if a conviction is reached. If a California Superior Court convicts you of attempted murder, you may spend the remainder of your life in state prison. Fortunately, at Second Chances Law Group, our experienced criminal defense lawyers can aggressively pursue your legal interests to seek a successful resolution of your case. With an award-winning trial attorney on our team, we are prepared to handle even the most dire cases.

Extensive Knowledge of Criminal Law

Having a criminal defense attorney on your side who is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the field of criminal law can benefit you greatly and have an incredible impact on the outcome of your case. We are committed to using our extensive knowledge and violent crime defense strategies to your advantage.

What Qualifies as Attempted Murder?

Attempted murder involves some type of overt action or step taken to take someone's life paired with the intention to kill them. Thinking about killing someone is insufficient, as is "mere preparation." Some discernible step in pursuit of the homicide is required for a court to convict you of attempted murder. It is not enough for the prosecution to show that you inflicted substantial bodily harm on the alleged victim and argue that you harbored the intent to kill.

A few important questions we might ask during the defense of an attempted murder charge include:

  • Were you acting in self-defense?
  • Were you fending off an attack?
  • Was the alleged victim significantly bulkier or taller than you?
  • Would even a powerful attack not kill the alleged victim?
  • Did you hold any previous grudge or resentment or other motivation to kill?

Our murder defense attorneys work to disprove any evidence that the prosecution has in your case. This may include showing that you did not commit an overt act to kill someone and that you did not harbor any intention of killing the alleged victim.

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