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The state argued that Hughes was not prejudiced by the lack of notice because he received "constructive notice" of the aggravating factors when they were used at the earlier district court proceeding, and that because Hughes didn't contest the existence of the aggravating factors, the additional notice wouldn't have changed the result at sentencing.
The aggravating factor, or factors, found to exist outweigh the mitigating circumstances found to exist.
The maximum penalty for the offence of furious, reckless or dangerous driving where an aggravating factor is present will be 200 penalty units, imprisonment for two years or both.
"The third aggravating factor was the context in which Mr Suarez used the insulting words.
This comment will analyze three of South Dakota's aggravating circumstances listed in S.D.C.L.
In a fatal accident where there was one aggravating factor, such as previous convictions, the punishment could still be a community penalty.
The government indicted Jones for violating this provision, but the indictment did not mention any of the sentence aggravating factors listed in the statute, and the judge advised Jones at arraignment that the maximum punishment was confinement for fifteen years.
Another aggravating feature would be driving while the motorist's attention was 'avoidably distracted - by reading or by the use of a mobile phone, especially if hand-held'.
Another aggravating feature would be driving while the motorist's attention was ``avoidably distracted - by reading or by the use of a mobile phone,especially if hand-held'', they said.
Most states accomplish this by enumerating a set of death-qualifying aggravating factors.
``But the panel, supported by those we spoke to in our consultation exercise, did not agree with that.'' Using a mobile phone, especially a hand-held, should also be an aggravating factor, as will reading while driving.
Fowler also says, "The extension from aggravating a person's temper to aggravating the person himself is slight and natural." That was enough for me.