Next to the charge of murder, an equally serious crime is that of attempted murder. Attempted murder is a charge against a person alleging that he acted with deliberation and intent, and with total disregard for human life, in attempting to murder another person. Also, the person accused must have actually taken some substantial action toward committing the murder. Such cases are extremely serious, and if you or a loved one is facing such a charge, it is critical that you contact a Chicago violent crime defense lawyer at once.
Attempted murder is not easy for the prosecution to prove. They must show that there was clear evidence of intent to commit the murder and that an actual step was taken to commit it. Other elements must also be proved in order to successfully convict someone. Whether there was use of a deadly weapon, threats, or premeditation of the crime are all major factors. Depending on the severity of the crime, attempted murder may be charged in the first or second degree.
The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege will provide an aggressive and appropriate defense in your case of attempted murder. The attorney who takes your case will ensure that any search that was conducted improperly and any evidence that was collected in violation of your constitutional rights will be disputed. Any information provided by the prosecution from unreliable witnesses will be challenged. If an outright acquittal or dismissal of the charges leveled against you is not possible, the firm will seek to create the best possible plea for your situation.
It is critical not to delay in obtaining competent counsel after you have been charged, so that the investigation of the facts and circumstances can begin immediately. As soon as you have been charged with attempted murder, contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege, so you can benefit from their competence and skill as litigators in criminal defense. They will fight for your rights and work tirelessly in seeking the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact a Chicago Attempted Murder Defense Attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today.
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