Assault With Intent to Murder

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Assault with Intent to Murder is committed when someone assaults or batters another person with the intent to kill, under circumstances that, if successful, would make the killing a murder. This crime is also known as Attempted Murder. The actual intent to take someone’s life must be proven by the prosecutor to obtain a conviction. However, the intent to kill can be inferred from the person’s actions and the circumstances. The more serious an alleged victim’s injuries, the more likely it is that someone will be charged and possibly convicted of Assault with Intent to Murder.

Assault with Intent to Murder is a capital offense punishable by a maximum of life imprisonment. The minimum prison sentence for a person convicted of Assault with Intent to Murder can be in the range of 10-15 years and can be longer or shorter depending on the circumstances of the offense or the defendant’s criminal history. Some people can be sentenced to 25 years to Life for committing the crime of Assault with Intent to Murder in Washtenaw County. The final sentence often depends on the quality of the legal representation the defendant has throughout the case.