"Attempted" versus "Actually" committing a crime!!
Sentences for "attempted" murder vs. "actual" murder can vary significantly in many states. Same for "attempted" robbery vs "actual" robbery, etc. It seems as if one is legally rewarded for attempting but not successfully completing a crime. For instance, if a man tries to kill a man by stabbing him but nearby there is a hospital and the man is saved he will get a lesser sentence than if he committed the crime elsewhere and the victim did not get to the hospital in time. Do you believe we should get rid of the distinctions of sentencing based on whether you actually succeeded in your crime?
No there is a definite difference in the result between attempted and actual. So there should be a difference in the punishment for both.
For contrast take the scenario in business.
Is someone going to pay you the same money for attempting to build a bridge, compared to actually building a bridge.
There is a difference between an act that is attempted versus the completion of that act. Murder is an act that has been completed, attempted murder is for an act that was not completed.
Even the completed act of murder has defense, and mitigations that can be applied to it. So Murder can also have different verdicts and punishments depending on the jurisdiction where the case is tried and how successful was the prosecuting versus the defense in presenting the case to the jury, or the trier of fact.
So my answer is NO.
Since we try to punish people based on the impact of their actions, like value of what is stolen or degree of harm to a person, that is why actually killing someone has a greater penalty than trying to do so.
That is a tough question James, I think attempted is the same as getting the job done, but that is just my opinion.
Because a person did not succeed does not make them less guilty.
Blessings my friend.
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