Assault with the intent to commit murder, also known as attempted murder, is a felony punishable by up to life in prison. Assault with intent to commit murder requires the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intended to kill another person. Some of the defenses to assault with the intent to commit murder is self-defense, defense of others, insanity, etc. The charge of assault with the intent to commit murder may be reduced to assault with the intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder if the facts can support such a lesser charge.
To prove that you’re guilty of assault with the intent to commit murder, the prosecution needs to show:
- You tried to harm another individual physically
- When you tried to harm the individual, you either had the ability to injure them or at least believed you did
- You had the intention of killing the individual
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