Baltimore, MD asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

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

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
  • 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.

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