When a person gets caught in the attempt to commit a crime by the proper law enforcement authority, the individual or suspect will be arrested. To commit a crime is a violation of applicable laws, and thus, is fully punishable by law. A person that gets caught in the attempt to commit a crime should expect to be charged with the applicable violation of the law. However, the punishment for the crime will depend on the degree or extent of the crime itself.
A person that gets caught trying to commit a crime such as murder will have a more serious punishment than a person that commits a crime such as shoplifting. However, regardless of the crime, laws exist as a way to provide for order in society. Any person that is caught trying to commit a crime should expect to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.