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Man charged with attempted first-degree homicide in Milwaukee

Accusations affecting a person's reputation and job opportunities should not be considered lightly. When charged or convicted of a criminal charge, a defendant likely faces difficulties in finding jobs, getting student loans and even a place to live. A man recently accused of stabbing a woman may endure severe scrutiny and other challenges from his community.

Police say a man has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after a stabbing that occurred on a Milwaukee college campus. According to police, the man and his ex-girlfriend agreed to meet at the Milwaukee Area Technical College; after a brief conversation, the man allegedly stabbed the woman with a butcher knife causing serious injury.

Police say that campus security and two witnesses assisted the woman and detained the man until police took him into custody. The man has also been charged with first-degree reckless injury, bail jumping and a violation of domestic abuse injunction.

Attempted criminal offenses, such as an attempted first-degree intentional homicide charge, are defined by each state. Generally, an attempted crime is when a person has the intent to commit a crime, takes action to complete the crime and fails to complete the crime. In proving an attempted criminal offense, most states require that the defendant did more than prepare and intend the offense.

In a case as serious as the above-stated situation, the public tension and opinion may be extremely biased. Because of this likely bias, it is important to ensure that the defendant understands all of their rights so that they may receive a significant defense.

Source: Fox 6 Now, "Ruben Casarez Jr. Charged in stabbing at downtown Milwaukee MATC," Chip Brewster, Sept. 17, 2012

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