Defenses to Attempted Murder Charges: Attempted murder is an extremely serious charge. If you are convicted of this offense, you could face decades in prison. Fortunately, our skilled attorneys at Marinaro Law Firm have over 20 plus years experience of successfully defending clients facing attempted murder with results of not guilty. I want to share with you have we can defend you in the event you are accused of attempted murder. What is Attempted Murder? Attempted murder is the incomplete, unsuccessful act of killing a person. Although the elements appear to be straightforward, some issues of the attempted murder charge may lead to a dismissal or result in a reduction of the charges to a lesser included such as aggravated assault. In PA, the Commonwealth bears the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Aggravated and Simple Assault Defenses: The defenses available in assault cases vary depending upon the facts and circumstances, mainly because the cases can range from straightforward to the very complex. The following are some possible defenses to assault charges:
Search and Seizure Violations: Any violation of your Fourth Amendment search & seizure rights could result in a complete dismissal of all charges against you. The Courts treat search and seizure rights very seriously because the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitution guarantee rights to suspects that police cannot take away, even if they believe that you possess illegal drugs, weapons or are driving drunk.