Attempted Murder in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony. In order for the District Attorney to charge Attempted Murder, there must be two elements present. They must prove the defendant’s specific intent to kill and that the defendant took at least one direct act towards succeeding in the killing. For example, if Wade stated he was going to kill Jason but took no further action that would not be enough to charge Wade with Attempted Murder. Another example would be if Wade stated he was going to kill Jason and kicked him in the stomach causing injury. Here the injury alone would not be enough to charge Wade with Attempted Murder. The injury would have to be in an area which would likely cause death or serious injury, which would likely lead to death. If Wade, stated he was going to kill Jason then started to repeatedly kick him in the head until pulled away by others, this scenario could likely lead to a charge of Attempted Murder.
When charged with Attempted Murder, you are facing 2-20 years of prison. Additionally, if you use a deadly weapon in the commission of the crime or the victim is elderly you would face an additional penalty of 1-20 years in prison. Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano will discuss all possible defenses on your Attempted Murder charge and work towards a dismissal or reduction to a lesser charge and help you avoid prison.