Shooting with Intent to Kill

Screen Shot 2018-12-15 at 11.12.57 PM.png

Client Reviews From SWIK Trials

"no one has ever fought as hard as Brian and Ciera did for me."  H.K.

"Their outstanding cross-examine of the PROSECUTOR’S ballistics expert turned the tide to proving the gun investigators found couldn’t have been the weapon that shot the victim.”  J.r.

"Brian’s knowledge of ammunition, rifling, and ballistics tore holes in the Prosecutors theory of the case."  J.H.

Time is of the Essence When Picking the Best Tulsa Criminal Defense Attorney:

First and foremost, call us right away at 918-884-7791.   Whenever you get arrested on such a serious charge, time is of the essence.  Anyone arrested has certain constitutional rights that attach at the time of arrest that need to be asserted right away to protect you, your friend or family member.  The police and the DA will be doing everything in their power to gather incriminating evidence. Just like the police, you should have a team gathering evidence and statements from Day 1.

  1. Don’t talk and don’t give a statement.

  2. Don’t talk to people in Jail, or to family over the phone about your case.

  3. Every minute you go without an experienced attorney puts you at risk.

  4. Don’t hire just any attorney. make sure they are a successful Trial Attorney.

Shooting with Intent to Kill

In Oklahoma, this charge replaces attempted murder. It is defined as:

Every person who intentionally and wrongfully shoots another with or discharges any kind of firearm, with intent to kill any person, including an unborn child, shall upon conviction be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding life. 21 O.S. 652

Defense Options

There are several defenses to shooting with intent to kill.

  • Prove that it wasn’t the weapon.

  • Destroy the eyewitness testimony.

  • Prove that there was no intent.

  • Show that it was self-defense.

Self-Defense and Defense of Others

Self-Defense may be used as an affirmative defense in the following cases:

1. When resisting any attempt to murder such person, or to commit any felony upon him, or upon or in any dwelling house in which such person is; 

2. When committed in the lawful defense of such person or of another, when the person using force reasonably believes such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to terminate or prevent the commission of a forcible felony; or

3. When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed; or in lawfully suppressing any riot; or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace. 21 O.S. 733

Shooting with Intent to Kill - Litigation Expertise

You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but also knows the science.  Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise and training in science go to work for you challenging ballistics, wounds, blood spatter, and witness identification. 

Call Us Today - 918-884-7791