Massachusetts Crime of Attempt
Massachusetts Criminal Attempt Laws
In order for the state to convict someone of attempt, the state needs to prove several things. Essentially the crime of attempt is when a person tries to commit a crime, but fails to during preparation or prevented in carrying out the crime. The crime of attempt is governed by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 274, Section 6.
Massachusetts Criminal Attempt Evidence
The prosecutor needs to prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt to have someone found guilty of attempt. First the prosecution must prove that the defendant had the intent to commit a certain crime. Second, the prosecution must prove that did something to carry out the crime and through his actions came reasonably close to actually carrying out the crime. Finally, the prosecution must prove that the defendant never completed the crime. A person cannot be charged with the completed crime and attempt to commit that crime.
Massachusetts Criminal Attempt Defense Attorney
Attempt to commit a crime is a serious crime in Massachusetts. A defendant can be sent to jail if convicted of attempt. Depending on the crime that a person is being charged with attempting the jail sentences can be very long. It is important that you have an experienced defense attorney to help if you if you are being charged with attempt. Attorney Chan will be able to create an aggressive defensive strategy to help you through your criminal attempt case.
Call Attorney Jason Chan to talk about your criminal attempt case today at 508-808-8902.