Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

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AGGRAVATING FACTORS - 

Aggravating factors are likely to result in the D receiving a harsher sentence.

EXAMPLES:

  • 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…

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