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Marilla looked back once as the buggy bounced along and saw that aggravating Matthew leaning over the gate, looking wistfully after them.
It's an aggravating thing, just as we got the beds so snug,' said the chaplain, looking at three dirty mattresses, each rolled up in a blanket; which occupied one corner of the room during the day, and formed a kind of slab, on which were placed an old cracked basin, ewer, and soap-dish, of common yellow earthenware, with a blue flower--'very aggravating.
The Bill provides for a higher maximum penalty where a person is convicted of the offence when an aggravating factor is present.
She claimed that the fall could have caused her death by aggravating an injury she already had.
A great example of what you can find when you are researching DUI using this list is the term "Aggravating factors": Aggravating factors are any set of factors that can increase or enhance DUI penalties for drivers who are arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Disqualified drivers who kill on the roads would face a jail term of between 36 weeks and two years, as would uninsured or unlicensed drivers whose actions lead to a fatality in cases where there are two or more aggravating factors.
The defendant originally received a 12-year sentence, but the judge in the case elevated it to 16 years, based on aggravating facts presented at a sentencing hearing after the trial.
You are instructed that [this evidence when considered with the evidence you have already heard] [this evidence] is presented in order that you might determine, first, whether sufficient aggravating circumstances exist that would justify the imposition of the death penalty and, second, whether there are mitigating circumstances sufficient to outweigh the aggravating circumstances, if any.
Arizona, the Supreme Court held that a jury, not a judge, must find beyond a reasonable doubt any aggravating factors that are necessary in order for a defendant to be eligible for the death penalty.
Drive for Life, a national educational initiative that documents America's road habits and aims to promote safer driving habits, is inviting drivers to nominate the "most aggravating road" in America.
In issuing fresh guidelines on sentencing for such offences, Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with two other senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London, identified a list of aggravating and mitigating factors to be taken into account.
In issuing fresh guidelines on sentencing for such offences,Lord Woo lf, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with two other senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London, identified a list of aggravating and mitigating factors to be taken into account.