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aggravated

(of a criminal offence) made more serious by its circumstances.
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A statutory minimum non-parole period of three years will also apply to aggravated carjacking.
Similarly, all four aggravated murder charges involved the alleged killing of Gutierrez, but each alleges different aggravating factors.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien is subject to deportation if convicted of any aggravated felony.
Darren Harding, 20 of Gibbs Road, Stourbridge, admitted aggravated burglary, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, criminal damage and possessing an imitation firearm.
"In one sense it is disappointing to see that we are prosecuting 33 per cent more racially and religiously aggravated offences than last year," he said.
section 23A-27A-1(6) allows imposition of the death penalty if the defendant committed an offense that "was outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible, or inhuman in that it involved torture, depravity of mind, or an aggravated battery to the victim." (159) These words do not have a clear interpretation; thus juries and courts often apply them arbitrarily.
The teenager from Rhyl admitted three charges of racially aggravated assault, two of racially aggravated criminal damage, one of racially aggravated threatening behaviour and one of burglary.
While courts have properly taken notice of the widespread existence of racism, and the likelihood that anti-black racism is aggravated when the alleged victim is white, there is no similar consensus that 'everybody knows' a juror of a particular race is likely to favour a complainant or witness of the same race, despite the trial safeguards and the trial judge's instruction to the contrary."
exposes the criminal defendant to a penalty exceeding the maximum he would receive if punished according to the facts reflected in the jury verdict alone,' the Court concluded [in Apprendi], would have been, under the prevailing historical practice, an element of an aggravated offense." (77) The traditional practice existed, according to Apprendi, "because the function of the indictment and jury had been to authorize the State to impose punishment." (78) The same reasoning did not apply to mandatory minimum punishments for two reasons.
But the judge ruled that, for immigration purposes, a conviction for a nonviolent drug crime was an "aggravated felony," a category of offenses that mandates deportation.
153) that would establish the crime of aggravated identity theft has been approved by the Senate and has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee's Sub-committee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
The impact of these effluents on our health is aggravated by our tendency to eat high on the marine food chain.