criminal attempt

criminal attempt
Crime of a criminal attempt consists of an attempt to commit the crime and some step or overt act towards commission of the crime. State v. Harvill, 106 Ariz. 386, 476 P.2d 841.
A substantial step towards a criminal offense with specific intent to commit that particular crime. A criminal attempt is defined as an overt act done in pursuance of intent to do a specific thing, tending to the end but falling short of complete accomplishment of it; such overt act must be sufficiently proximate to intended crime to form one of natural series of acts which intent requires for its full execution. Com. v. McCloskey, 234 Pa.Super. 577, 341 A.2d 500, 503.
See also attempt

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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