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  Attempt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The essence of the crime of attempt is that the defendant has failed to commit the actus reus (the Latin term for the "guilty act") of the full offence, but has the direct and specific intent to commit that full offence.
Whether the actus reus of an attempt has occurred is a question of common sense fact for the jury to decide having heard the directions as to law from the judge.
It is not possible to attempt the other inchoate offences of conspiracy, or aiding, abetting, counseling or procuring an offence because the defendant would be too remote from the full offence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attempt   (1289 words)

 Attempt - LoveToKnow 1911
An attempt must proceed beyond mere preparation, but at the same time it must fall short of the ultimate purpose in any part of it.
The actual point, however, at which an act ceases to be an attempt, and becomes criminal, depends upon the circumstances of each particular case.
A person may be guilty of an attempt to commit a crime, even if its commission in the manner proposed was impossible.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Attempt   (109 words)

 Criminal Resource Manual 2480 Attempt to aid and abet
If, for example, a principal pretends to commit a crime, and the accomplice attempts to aid the principal by engaging in conduct that would have established his complicity had the crime been committed, the accomplice may also be charged with an attempt to commit the crime.
Thus, the prosecution must show that the defendant acted with the kind of culpability otherwise required for the commission of the crime which he is charged with attempting, and that he or she engaged in conduct which constitutes a substantial step toward the commission of the crime.
As with other attempt crimes, permitting convictions on the basis of the "attempt to aid and abet" theory is justified because, even if an offense was not actually committed, the defendant manifests the same dangerousness of character as the actor who himself attempts to commit the offense.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm02480.htm   (691 words)

 Criminal Tax Manual 8.00 -- ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX
As in an attempt to evade and defeat a tax through evasion of assessment, it must be established in an evasion of payment case that the taxpayer took some affirmative action.
Historically, it is the crime of willfully attempting to evade and defeat a tax through evasion of assessment, as opposed to willfully attempting to evade the payment of a tax, that is the principal revenue offense.
It is enough to prove that the defendant attempted to evade a substantial income tax, even though the actual amount of tax that he owes may be greater than the amount charged in the criminal case.
www.usdoj.gov /tax/readingroom/2001ctm/08ctax.htm   (9090 words)

 Reagan assassination attempt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the United States Presidency of Ronald Reagan.
While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel (in Washington, D.C.), President Reagan, and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
The morning prior to the assassination attempt, Hinckley wrote a letter to Foster, saying that he hoped to impress her with the magnitude of his action.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reagan_assassination_attempt   (1055 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Attempts can include attempted murder, attempted robbery, attempted rape, attempted forgery, attempted arson, and a host of other crimes.
The attempt becomes a crime in itself, and usually means one really tried to commit the crime, but failed through no fault of himself or herself.
One defendant claimed he could not attempt rape in an old Model A coupe because it was too cramped to make the act possible.
dictionary.law.com /definition2.asp?selected=2461&bold=||||   (171 words)

 Attempt I
M/T would use his tiny streamlined Attempt I record car which for 1962 M/T removed the 180 cubic inch 4 cylinder and replaced it with a destroked Pontiac V8 engine of 180 cubic inches with a front-mounted 4-71 GMC supercharger and fuel injection, putting out over 500 horsepower.
During his first attempt the supercharger ducting blew out through the body just before it reached the end of the first kilo.
After hours of frantic effort by the record-seeking crew, the little "Attempt I" record car was wheeled to the start of the measured kilo for the attempt at the 23-year-old record.
www.thompson-motorsports.com /attempt.html   (448 words)

 "Attempt An Act" Defined
An attempt to commit a crime, is an endeavor to accomplish it, carried beyond mere preparation, but falling short of execution of the ultimate design, in any part of it.
Between preparations and attempts to commit a crime, the distinction is in many cases, very indeterminate.
An attempt to commit a crime is a misdemeanor; and an attempt to commit a misdemeanor, is itself a misdemeanor.
www.lectlaw.com /def/a087.htm   (129 words)

 USATODAY.com - Coup Attempt in Congo Put Down by Troops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By late afternoon, the officer behind Friday's attempted coup was on the run south of the capital with 21 of his men, pursued by loyalist troops backed by helicopter, presidential spokesman Kadura Kasonga said.
The coup attempt was the second military uprising against the postwar government, after a previous five years of peace in the capital.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the attempted coup and restated "the commitment of the United Nations" for the transitional process in Congo.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-11-congo-coup_x.htm   (845 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Electric car record attempt delay
Thursday's first attempt was frustrated because auxiliary batteries for the car's electronic controls lost their full charge, said Mr Newby, a former pilot from Oxfordshire.
The record attempt will be monitored and verified by officials from FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), the governing body of world motorsport.
The vehicle's previous attempt to smash the record on the salt flats of Tunisia in 2004 had to be delayed because of unsafe surface conditions.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4513529.stm   (767 words)

 SSRN-Attempt, Reckless Homicide, and the Structure of Criminal Law by Michael Cahill
This article explores the relation between reckless homicide and attempt, which proves more complex than it appears and also turns out to provide a useful starting point for examination of several broader issues in attempt law and criminal law generally.
The idea of "attempted reckless homicide" ("ARH") is largely disfavored by legal scholars and almost, but not quite, universally rejected in American law.
The idea of writing a single attempt provision expansively covering any conduct that risks, but does not create, a criminal harm seems rooted in a sense that criminal law works best by establishing relatively few general rules of broad application.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=894379   (591 words)

 bur004 Dubious coup attempt in Burundi
The undramatic event, where not one government soldier was killed or injured, promptly gave rise to speculations in Bujumbura that the whole coup attempt had been staged.
The bottom line in the coup attempt has been political disputes over the Arusha Peace Agreement signed last August by 19 parties in the Burundi's seven-year civil war, which however not has brought peace to Burundi.
During the attempted coup, President Buyoya was in Libreville, holding talks with Jean-Bosco Ndayikengurukiye, leader of the other armed Hutu group.
www.afrol.com /News2001/bur004_coup_attempt.htm   (603 words)

 Pregnancy & Childbirth | Women Can Attempt VBACs At or After 40 Weeks' Gestation, Study Says - Kaisernetwork.org
Women who previously have undergone a caesarean-section can safely attempt a vaginal birth during a subsequent pregnancy, even if they are at or past 40 weeks' gestation, according to a study published in the October issue of
Kara Coassolo of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia and colleagues examined the outcomes for 11,587 women who attempted a vaginal birth after c-section before, at and after 40 weeks' gestation.
The researchers found that 69% of women who attempted VBAC at or after their estimated date of delivery were less likely to be successful compared with 78% of women who delivered before their estimated date of delivery.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=32935   (191 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Private manned rocket will attempt to reach space this month
The SpaceShipOne is mounted to the bottom of the White Knight, a manned, twin-turbojet aircraft which carries the spacecraft to a high-altitude launch.
MOJAVE – A privately developed manned rocket will attempt to reach space this month and become the first non-governmental flight to leave Earth's atmosphere, the builders said Wednesday.
If the June attempt is successful, SpaceShipOne will compete for the Ansari X Prize, a competition in which $10 million goes to the first reusable rocket able to carry three people into space on a suborbital flight, return them safely to Earth, and repeat the feat within two weeks with the same vehicle.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20040602-1303-ca-privaterocket.html   (912 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Allawi escapes assassination attempt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
At least two policemen were killed in the attack that occurred late on Wednesday night while Allawi was being driven home from a meeting.
The Interior Ministry spokesman said a suspect identified as Amir Mijbil al-Midab, an officer in Iraq's former army, was arrested near the scene of the bombing.
This was the fifth attempt on Allawi's life.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/1C0FFAF1-86EF-4F0B-AF28-2EDFB27D4AF2.htm   (318 words)

 On the Subject of Leaks - New York Times
The longest-running of the leak cases involves Valerie Wilson, a covert C.I.A. operative whose identity was leaked to the columnist Robert Novak.
There is a world of difference between that case and a current one in which the administration is trying to find the sources of a New York Times report that President Bush secretly authorized spying on American citizens without warrants.
The spying report was a classic attempt to give the public information it deserves to have.
www.nytimes.com /2006/01/04/opinion/04wed2.html?ex=1294030800&en=5b00e95615f563b0&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (682 words)

 Private race to space sets start date - 28 July 2004 - New Scientist
The private race to space is officially on, with the announcement that the first attempt at the $10 million Ansari X-Prize will start on 29 September.
X-Prize foundation president Peter Diamandis says the forthcoming attempts show "we are at a point when manned spaceflight is about to transition to something the rest of us can participate in".
The X-Prize is modelled on the Orteig Prize that spurred Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn6207   (500 words)

 Make The Attempt - Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
By connecting that attempt, and the achievement it will ultimately bring, with a real and meaningful purpose deep within you.
When you are clear about why you must do what you must do, you'll have no trouble finding the will and the commitment to step boldly forward.
Make the attempt, as often as necessary, and you will surely make it happen.
www.soberrecovery.com /forums/what-recovery/96476-make-attempt.html#post959077   (318 words)

 purevolume™ | The Last Attempt
Keep an eye on the shows section, we should be in an area near you (If you live in essex) some time in the new year promoting the ep.
The Last Attempt hasn't posted a blog yet.
The Last Attempt hasn't posted any shows yet.
www.purevolume.com /thelastattempt   (157 words)

 Attempt to clear a buffer that's already been flushed - Dev Shed
Attempt to clear a buffer that's already been flushed
Discuss Attempt to clear a buffer that's already been flushed in the Javascript Development forum on Dev Shed.
Attempt to clear a buffer that's already been flushed JavaScript Development forum discussing JavaScript and DHTML, AJAX, as well as issues such as coding cross-browser JavaScript.
forums.devshed.com /javascript-development-115/attempt-to-clear-a-buffer-that-s-already-been-flushed-180751.html   (197 words)

 purevolume™ | a second attempt
A Second Attempt is a 5 peice band out of fairfield, Ca and Vallejo, Ca taking a new twist on the dying genres of today.
a second attempt hasn't posted a blog yet.
All songs, lyrics and pictures © 2005 a second attempt.
www.purevolume.com /asecondattempt   (82 words)

 WJLA - Iraq Inmate Kills Eight in Escape Attempt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One American soldier was injured in the attempted prison break, the U.S. military said.
A statement by Sgt. Keith Robinson said "it was reported that 16 prisoners attempted to escape the facility after first storming the armory and obtaining an undetermined number of weapons."
Robinson said in addition to the eight deaths that one U.S. soldier and five prisoners were injured.
www.wjla.com /headlines/1205/289338.html   (336 words)

 Surfing World Record attempt next Saturday in Ireland.
We are hoping for between 200 to 300 surfers to come and attempt to ride the world record wave.
We've registered an attempt at the world record with the guinness book of records and a pair of shams from the guinness book are coming over to over see the attempt.
Upon officially lodging the attempt with the Guiness Book of Records, McGrath spoke of the event as 'a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a Guinness world record'.
www.globalsurfnews.com /news.asp?Id_news=21637   (973 words)

 CD Baby: THE MOSCOW COUP ATTEMPT: The Failure of Shortwave Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Derek Whitacre is the architect of The Moscow Coup Attempt and the delightfully cryptic new cd The Failure of Shortwave Radio which incorporates and weaves samples of shortwave numbers stations throughout blissful washes of melody.
The title is somewhat poignant for me as a shortwave radio listener who has witnessed the landslide of shortwave stations discontinuing their broadcasts to North America over the past five years including the BBC, and RVI from Flanders.
Is strange how The Moscow Coup Attempt music recalled me a sort of electronic / orchestral version of the last Slint record but Derek's capacity of writing tracks that are always in balance between the song structure and the soundtrack composition made me thought about Slint's way of building guitar layers.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/tmca   (763 words)

 Shuttle Managers Halt Second Launch Attempt
Grounded by high winds for the second straight day Tuesday, Atlantis and its International Space Station repair crew are scheduled to make a final April launch attempt between 3:26 p.m.
The launch attempt Wednesday — a third in a row — will be unprecedented in the 19-year history of the shuttle program.
NASA normally gives launch controllers a day off after two consecutive attempts before making another attempt.
www.space.com /news/spaceshuttles/atlantis_scrubbed_000425.html   (426 words)

 War and Consequences - Los Angeles Times
If it all sounds familiar, that's because it is. A year ago, on the eve of a handover of government from a U.S.-led authority to a U.S.-installed transitional Iraqi regime, this page said that once the Iraqis had a new constitution, an elected government and sufficient security forces, the U.S. should withdraw its troops.
Today, the attempt to write a constitution proceeds fitfully; on Thursday, Shiites and Sunnis reached a compromise that may allow the Iraqi National Assembly to meet its Aug. 15 deadline.
There is an elected government, though it is supposed to be replaced after the constitution is written.
www.latimes.com /news/opinion/la-ed-iraq17jun17,0,6259238.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials   (1070 words)

 U.S. Inspires World With Attempt At Democratic Election | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
NEW YORK—Observers from around the world report that they were inspired and moved by America's most recent attempt to hold a public election in accordance with the standards of a democratic republic.
"More than half of America's citizens—a large portion of them women—made a valiant attempt to choose their own leader, even though there was no guarantee their votes would be counted.
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www.theonion.com /news/index.php?issue=4044   (799 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Colombia 'foiled attempt on Bush'
The largest guerrilla group in Colombia ordered an assassination attempt on US President George W Bush during a recent visit there, a senior official says.
The Colombian authorities insisted that the attempt was thwarted by the heavy security net thrown up around the US president which, apart from his own secret service details, included 15,000 members of the Colombian security forces.
The Farc have a long list of reasons for wanting Mr Bush dead, most pressing is the fact that Washington provides over $600m in mainly military aid to Bogota and supplies intelligence from US listening stations, satellites and spy planes that are focused on Colombia.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4047199.stm   (268 words)

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