A person is with some friends at a store and a car circles around you a couple of times and one of the guys you don't know pulls up a gun and shoots at the car. and you jump in the vehicle with a friend and drive off because the people in the car start to shooting at you. but you don't know the guy name that was doing the shooting or the person that got shot.
This person has been charged. He or she needs representation now and to not post anything else on the web
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but instead need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice.
Need more information. The police will have a different story. Since they have been charged, they need to consult with a local criminal attorney to review all the specific details and discuss options.
Attempted murder is no joke. You can't get legal advice that's worth anything on Avvo for this. You either have to reveal no facts (so we can't help you since we don't know what happened), or you reveal too much without the benefit of attorney-client privilege.
The person charged should talk to their attorney, whether court-appointed or hired, with the benefit of privilege. That attorney will be in a much better position to help than anybody on Avvo.
Every answer so far has been correct. I would add, you should probably contact avvo about having this post removed if possible. Whoever caught the charge should remain silent and not talk to anyone (including family, friends, police, etc). The only communication should be in person with a criminal defense attorney. This is very serious, and you should take advantage of the many attorneys who offer free consultations and get some face time with an attorney that can be trusted. Good luck!
Asking how is a pointless question once charged. The person now needs to hire an attorney quickly to fight this.
Anytime something like this happens, the police are faced with sorting out a very chaotic situation. Sometimes a person can be arrested initially and then the charges can be dropped once the investigation has a chance to developed over a period of time. Just because someone is arrested initially doesn't necessarily mean they will be indicted and face an actual prosecution. However, being arrested for a felony is a serious problem. Anyone arrested for a felony offense, especially a crime like this, should immediately hire a lawyer. The lawyer can begin interacting with the police now and hopefully convince them that the person arrested should be released because the evidence doesn't support further investigation of that person. Good luck.
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