Baltimore, MD asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can you be charged with attempted homicide for hit and run? No injured party?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In Pennsylvania you can be charged for Attempted Homicide if you intended to cause death or serious bodily injury and took a substantial step towards doing so. They are notoriously hard cases to prove. The hit and run aspect of it makes me wonder about the particular aspects of your case and what they are alleging. please do not expand factually here because this is a public forum and the facts of any criminal case are best left between counsel and client where they are protected communication. Because attempted homicide is such a serious charge you should be working with counsel. There are plenty of defenses to these types of cases but the sooner you are represented the sooner you can start attacking the Commonwealth's case.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.