QUESTION: Is it possible to be prosecuted for an attempt to commit a crime?
Contact a Iowa criminal defense ( federal / probation / parole / possession / white collar) lawyer representing clients in Ames, Iowa today to schedule your initial consultation.
There are statutes in many jurisdictions which make the attempt of crimes like robbery or murder a crime. These statutes are intended to punish individuals who have demonstrated the intent to commit a crime, regardless of whether that crime occurred. Conviction for an attempted crime requires the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged had the intent to commit the crime or create a situation that would amount to that crime, and that the person took steps beyond merely preparing to commit the crime.
If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Iowa criminal defense (murder / assault / domestic abuse / theft / burglary / sex crimes / marijuana / cocaine / meth or methamphetamines) attorney, representing clients in Ames, Iowa at the Kutmus, Pennington & Hook, P.C. Office Give us a call at (515) 288-3339 or complete our inquiry form.