yes the person would be charged with attempted murder in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree depending on the reasons and if it was premeditated and what weapon was used.
Even if you forgive them and do not wish to press charges, the state would press charges anyway and hand out punishment. They may even subpeana (sp?) you to testify.
like when families have forgiven people of the crime they committed and they are still executed for it.
guilty is guilty and thats that