Attempted murder is a serious charge in Louisiana. Those who are accused of such a crime can face intense scrutiny from the media and the public. A person’s personal and professional reputation can be ruined with just the mere accusation of attempted murder.

A man is under arrest for an alleged attempted murder that occurred recently where he defendant got into a fight over a dryer. The defendant allegedly pulled a piece of plywood that had nails in it out of the trash and hit the victim in the head with it repeatedly. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is now blind in one eye. The defendant was arrested for attempted second degree murder.

A person who is arrested for attempted murder can feel like the entire world is against them. These are serious charges that can result in thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison, along with a tarnished personal and professional reputation. A person who is facing attempted murder charges may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense. An attorney can help their client by aggressively investigating the circumstances surrounding their arrest and ensure that law enforcement did not violate their client’s rights during the investigation. An attorney understands what is at stake and will use effective strategies to make sure their client’s side of the story is heard in court. This may result in reduced charges and give their client’s their life back.

An attempted murder conviction can affect a person forever. It is important that a defendant gets the opportunity to challenge the charges that are brought against them.

Source: theadvocate.com, “Baton Rouge man arrested 55th time after police say he beat a man with a board studded with nails,” April 3, 2017