Attempted Felony Murder
Attempted felony murder is charged when someone causes a death or injury while engaged in the commission of a felony. The individual does not need to commit the actual elements of the felony; guilt is assigned by merely aiding or assisting another person in the commission of a felony. Depending on the severity of the victim's injuries, the punishment for attempted felony murder can be as severe as life in prison. This is a very serious crime for which you should always have help from an experienced Miami criminal lawyer.
We encourage you to contact a Miami criminal defense attorney at Seltzer Law, PA where an experienced professional can steer your case in the right direction. Beginning his career as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, he later transitioned to a criminal defense practice and was afforded the experience he needed by working with attorneys and judges on both sides of the legal system. He is uniquely positioned at our firm to negotiate your case and do all that is possible to provide you with the outcome that you desire.
Choosing the Right Criminal Lawyer in Miami
Choosing the right attorney is important as not all attorneys have the litigation experience necessary to deliver the results you deserve. Many lawyers encourage their clients to take plea bargains that are not, in fact, in the client's best interests. Our firm is completely dedicated to litigation and our lawyers will aggressively pursue all avenues necessary to defend your rights. The attorney heading up our firm is a zealous advocate of our clients and has successfully defended cases ranging from simple assault to weapons and firearms charges and all the way up to attempted murder. The attorney you hire must not only have proficient knowledge of the law, but must be skilled at building your defense and must be talented in the courtroom.
Our lead attorney is a lawyer you can trust. He has tried numerous cases as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor as well as a South Florida criminal attorney and has gained from his experience the expertise to connect with both the jury and the judge that is essential in a criminal case. He has intimate knowledge of the methods that the prosecutors will use to build their case against you, since he did the same on a daily basis in his former career as a prosecutor. In 2010 he was named a Rising Star℠ inSuper Lawyers® magazine, an honor that the firm is proud to acknowledge.
Understanding your legal rights as well as your options is vital for a successful outcome. When you are on trial for attempted murder or for any crime, it is necessary to know whether your Constitutional rights have been violated. The Fifth Amendment provides that no individual "shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law." This means that in a court of law, you cannot be forced to testify against yourself and in addition, the prosecutor cannot comment to the jury on your failure to testify. Palm Beach County courthouse, which hears both misdemeanor and felony cases for people in West Palm and throughout the county.
An experienced attorney at our firm can vigorously defend the rights of people caught in the justice system and represent clients with both types of cases in all Palm Beach County courts. We are available to answer client calls at all times, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, because we know that being plunged into the legal system can be upsetting and stressful. In addition, we offer free, confidential consultations so there's no risk and no obligation to telling us about your case.