Emotions can rise quickly in the middle of an argument. They certainly did for one couple, who involved a gun in their argument. According to a news story, a man was shot after he and his girlfriend got into a fight. Apparently, the couple began arguing after sitting down for dinner. During the argument, the man grabbed his girlfriend by the hair and smooshed pizza in her face. This is when the girlfriend took a revolver from their bedroom drawer and shot the man in the neck, shoulder and spine. The man was okay, but lost some use of his arm and experienced nerve damage. Despite shooting her boyfriend, the girlfriend apparently called 911 and other family members, and tried to stop the man's bleeding. In addition to other possible criminal charges, the girlfriend could still face charges of Criminal Attempt Murder in the Second Degree.
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Criminal Attempt Definition in Douglas County | What is Criminal Attempt?
According to C.R.S. 18-2-101, in Douglas County, the definition of Criminal Attempt is:
“A person commits criminal attempt if, acting with the kind of culpability otherwise required for commission of an offense, he engages in conduct constituting a substantial step toward the commission of the offense.”
In Douglas County and across Colorado, Criminal Attempt is either a petty offense, misdemeanor or felony depending on the level of offense someone attempted to commit.
Murder in the Second Degree in Arapahoe County and Adams County | Definition of 2nd Degree Murder
In Arapahoe County and Adams County, Murder in the Second Degree, C.R.S. 18-3-103, charges occur whenever a person knowingly causes the death of a person. In the girlfriend's case, because she shot her boyfriend multiple times, she could have easily caused his death. Prosecutors might argue the girlfriend took a substantial step towards the commission of Murder in the Second Degree. In Arapahoe and Adams County, 2nd Degree Murder is either a class 3 felony or class 2 felony, depending on whether the crime is performed in a sudden heat of passion or whether any voice of reason and humanity are heard in between the provocation and killing.
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Like the above case, there are many other attempted Murder cases in Jefferson County where men and women overreact or make poor decisions in the heat of a moment. They may not have intended to harm someone else, but are still charged with a crime because they reacted too quickly to a situation. If you or someone you love is facing charges for Criminal Attempt Murder in the Second Degree in Colorado, call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today. Your future is worth protecting and you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to fight for you.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the Second Degree in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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