Attempted Murder

Attempted murder replaces what used to be the common law offense of assault and battery or assault with intent to kill.  Attempted murder is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. 

A person who, with intent to kill, attempts to kill another person with malice aforethought, either express or implied, commits the offense of attempted murder.  By statute, assault and battery high and aggravated and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree are lesser included offenses of attempted murder.

With the exception of the death of the victim, in order for a jury to convict a defendant, each and every element of murder must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you have been charged with attempted murder, call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-444-6122 or contact us online to discuss your legal options and potential defenses.