What is attempted felony murder in the third degree in Florida?
The crime of Attempted Felony Murder in the Third Degree is a Second Degree Felony that is punishable up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 fine.
This offense occurs when:
- The unlawful killing of a human being, when perpetrated without any design to effect death, by a person engaged in the perpetration of, or in the attempt to perpetrate a felony other than:
- Trafficking offense prohibited by § 893.135(1),
- Sexual battery,
- Aggravated child abuse,
- Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult,
- Aircraft piracy,
- Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb,
- Unlawful distribution of any substance controlled under § 893.03(1), cocaine as described in § 893.03(2)(a)4., or opium or any synthetic or natural salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium by a person 18 years of age or older, when such drug is proven to be the proximate cause of the death of the user,
- Home-invasion robbery,
- Aggravated stalking,
- Murder of another human being,
- Aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious bodily injury or death,
- Resisting an officer with violence to his or her person, or
- Felony that is an act of terrorism or is in furtherance of an act of terrorism
Defenses to Attempted Felony Murder in the Third Degree:
- Person committed one of the felonies listed.
- Person abandoned attempt to commit felony.
- Person did not attempt or complete a felony.
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