AGGRAVATING FACTORS -
Aggravating factors are likely to result in the D receiving a harsher sentence.
- Previous convictions
- If it was a racially motivated offence
- If if was an offence based around religion, disability or sexual orientation
- If the D was on bail when they committed the offence
- When the V is vulnerable in any way, e.g. in age (child or elderly)
- If the D abused a relationship…