mitigating circumstance


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Seeking life sentence for convicts, all defence counsels submitted a list of common mitigating circumstances including poverty, young age, no criminal antecedents.
According to a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, courts must consider appeals of decisions made under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) without regard to the mitigating circumstances that individuals use to control a medical condition.
In the decision, the Court noted that the Appeals Board accepted as mitigating circumstances the officers' lack of previous criminal record, as well as the fact that they had been out of the job for seven years.
A mitigating circumstance is not limited to the facts surrounding the crime.
However, they did allow the appeal on the grounds of significant mitigating circumstances.
If you are reasonably convinced a mitigating circumstance exists, please mark it with an "X" and indicate the number of jurors who agree.
More commonly, mental illness is used as a mitigating circumstance during trial or as leverage in a plea bargain.
Burnett would normally have received a two-year suspension, but this was reduced because of mitigating circumstances he offered.
Burnett (pictured right) would normally have received a two-year suspension, but this was reduced because of mitigating circumstances he offered.
The organisation has nevertheless said the promoter of this month's gig at Alnwick Castle could cite mitigating circumstances if something happened which was out of its control.
There is a chance the promoter/venue has a clause in their contract that if something happens which is out of their control there is mitigating circumstances.
Those that do need the book throwing at them, but for Mr Bagot to say it is against the law to carry a knife, (and he has made that statement before) and that anyone found carrying a knife should go to prison for five years despite any mitigating circumstances, is ridiculous.