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Fierce Defenses For Attempted Murder Charges In Maryland

Attempted murder is a serious offense with severe legal consequences upon conviction, including lengthy prison sentences and a permanent criminal record. When facing charges of attempted murder, the accused’s future and freedom are at stake. You need the services of a criminal defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney is one of Maryland’s leading criminal defense firms. We are trained to fight for clients facing attempted murder charges in Upper Marlboro and surrounding areas. Our leading attorney was named 2011’s trial lawyer of the year, making him one of the best trial attorneys available.

The Difference Between First- And Second-Degree Cases

The classification of attempted murder depends on the circumstances surrounding the act, the intent of the accused and the severity of the potential harm. First-degree attempted murder involves premeditation. Second-degree attempted murder is an impulsive act with a clear intent to kill.

Both charges are felonies. If convicted of first-degree murder, you may face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. For second-degree attempted murder, the maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 30 years.

The prosecution must prove intent, action and failure beyond a reasonable doubt to secure a conviction for attempted murder in Maryland.

How Can A Criminal Defense Lawyer Help?

Facing charges of attempted murder is an incredibly daunting and complex situation. Our criminal dense attorneys are skilled and able to provide invaluable assistance in several ways:

  • Provide sound legal advice tailored to your case’s circumstances
  • Conduct a thorough investigation, including gathering evidence and identifying potential witnesses, to strengthen the defense
  • Negotiate with the prosecution for a reduced charge or a plea deal with lesser penalties
  • If the case goes to trial, we can vigorously defend you by presenting a compelling case

It is vital to seek sound legal advice and representation. We can work together to achieve the most favorable outcome for your case.

Effective And Efficient Lawyers On Your Side

Are you facing attempted murder charges in Upper Marlboro, Maryland? Call the Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney through 301-579-3429 today or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.