Oceanside Attempted Murder Lawyers
In the California Penal Code, most charges related to attempted criminal offenses have lighter penalties than completed crimes. However, attempted murder is the one crime prosecuted as severely as completed murder charges. That means a conviction of attempted murder is punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole, just as completed murder charges would be. If you are facing allegations of attempted murder, obtaining skilled counsel to defend your case has never been more urgent. With law enforcement’s impulsive and hasty prosecution of murder cases, you need representation that will offer individualized attention, resourceful investigation, and an aggressive defense in your case. At the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, we are here to defend the full scope of your legal rights.
Our Oceanside attempted murder attorneys believe your arrest is not an automatic conviction; charges as crucial as these call for a thorough defense as soon as possible. The legal team at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser understands how to defend against the prosecution’s relentless attempts to earn a conviction. There is too much at stake to risk hesitation or sub-par legal counsel. These charges are incredibly overwhelming, but the important thing now is taking action to safeguard your future.
Elements of Attempted Murder
A person doesn’t have to speak to or touch a victim to be convicted of attempted murder. The only elements required to be charged with this crime are acting with willful and deliberate intention. Elements of attempted murder include:
- Taking a direct and ineffective step towards killing another person
- Intention to kill another person
To earn a conviction, the prosecutor must prove the above elements beyond a reasonable doubt. While this is a high burden of proof, the court does not take attempted murder charges lightly. The difference between freedom and incarceration depends on whether you have a well-versed lawyer experienced in these high-stake cases on your side.
Contact an Attempted Murder Lawyer
At Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, our legal team understands the severity of your charges and the stress you are under while facing them. You are not helpless when battling these allegations. Our attempted murder attorneys have a wealth of experience in effectively mounting a defense to counter baseless accusations. If you are facing attempted murder charges, contact our Oceanside offices by calling (760) 512-1172 for immediate support and guidance in your case.