A client facing life in prison will serve only a brief jail sentence and three years of probation after a Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney was able to get attempted murder charges dismissed.
Our client was accused of running over a pedestrian with her car in Riverside, Calif. She admitted to running over the pedestrian, stating that she thought the pedestrian was a woman who was having an affair with her husband.
Wallin & Klarich investigated the case thoroughly. Our lawyers recommended our client take a psychological evaluation with an experienced psychologist. The results of the evaluation helped prove that at the time of the incident, our client lacked the criminal intent necessary to convict her of attempted murder.
Using this information, our law firm convinced prosecutors to reduce the charge to the lesser crime of assault. Assault carries much softer penalties than the crime of attempted murder.
Our client agreed to plead guilty to assault charges, and was sentenced to only a short time in county jail and probation for three years.
“Our client never had the intent necessary to convict her of attempted murder, and we made sure that prosecutors recognized this. This is an outstanding result for our client, who will no longer have the possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison hanging over her head,” Wallin & Klarich Senior Partner Paul Wallin said.
If you are facing attempted murder charges in Riverside, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. At Wallin & Klarich, our knowledgeable attorneys have been successfully defending our clients facing attempted murder and other serious crime charges for more than 40 years. We can help you today.
Contact our offices at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation so we can begin helping you with your case. We will get through this together.