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Aggravating circumstances

Circumstances which make a particular criminal act more serious. These will result in a harsher sentence or penalty. Aggravating factors may include use of weapons or a history of similar offences.

Explanation attempts (90)

28 Oct 2012 00:37
quote Situation that could get worse or more dangerous unquote
28 Oct 2012 23:11
quote The situation and variables surrounding the situation that inflame/increase the overall problem/situation unquote
29 Oct 2012 11:49
quote a circumstance in which a person has committed a crime because they've been aggravated and therefore wound up into doing it. unquote
29 Oct 2012 15:43
quote A situation that leads to things becoming worse than usual, due to a specific reason/set of reasons. unquote
29 Oct 2012 22:13
quote Circumstances that may have aggravated a suspect into commiting a crime which they might not have done without said circumstances. unquote
30 Oct 2012 09:13
quote a situation arising ie an argument before hand which leads to a further dispute of somekind unquote
30 Oct 2012 11:05
quote I think circumstances of a crime gives you the general understanding of what happened.. but Aggravating circumstances increase the severity of it all?? unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:02
quote Where you have used violence or force to make the situation worse unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:54
quote Pushed into a situation or mind set. unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:14
quote When someone has agressively provoked unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:31
quote a situation in which the surroundings/actions of others were not normal and therefore aggravated unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:29
quote circumstances, say regarding a crime or an attack where the offender/attacker was provoked unquote
30 Oct 2012 18:19
quote AN INTENSE OR SERIOUS SET OF SITUATIONS WHICH CAUSES YOU TO REACT IN AN UNNATURAL WAY, unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:06
quote Circumstances that are not normal unquote
30 Oct 2012 21:04
quote something that is happening at the same time that can affect the circumstances of a crime - an annoyance. unquote
30 Oct 2012 21:57
quote A situation/incidents that will make a situation worse. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:13
quote There were other events happening beyond the individuals control which will have influenced their actions unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:32
quote Circumstances which have caused a person to become aggravated and commit a crime that they would not otherwise have committed. unquote
30 Oct 2012 22:46
quote When someone has been pushed to the limit and has reacted to a situation, in a way that they wouldn't normally behave. unquote
31 Oct 2012 12:01
quote circumstances which point towards the fact that a person is guilty unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:41
quote The circumstances in which a crime was committed make the crime worse and may possibly lead to a sterner punishment. unquote
31 Oct 2012 16:48
quote Circumstances that led to a crime being committed. unquote
31 Oct 2012 18:34
quote External influences that may have made a person behave in a certain way. unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:57
quote A situation which was made worse because of events happening around it unquote
31 Oct 2012 20:28
quote having an argument and getting het up with angry words so that someone usually hits out with violence unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:47
quote Aggravating circumstances would be when there are factors associated with a situation which may make the criminal offence that occured more serious than usual - for example, if the crime had a racial element, or if the crime was carried out against a vulnerable individual. unquote
20 Nov 2012 22:57
quote A circumstance that makes it more likely for the crime to be committed, e.g. "She killed her husband in a fit of rage because she caught him in bed with another woman". unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:17
quote I would assume this to mean, circumstances where provocation occurred prior to an incident taking place. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:40
quote I understand the term aggravating to mean that there were circumstances that effected their ability to deal, and so they may have committed a crime because of these . unquote
21 Nov 2012 00:06
quote Acts carried out that are considered provoking. Probably includes threatening behaviour (either physical or verbal), such as swearing at a police officer or pushing someone in an argument. The act may not seem threatening to the person carrying it out, but is by law. unquote
21 Nov 2012 01:43
quote Increase in severity of the circumstance unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:22
quote Something which has happened surrounding a crime which makes the crime more serious and carries a more severe punishment. unquote
21 Nov 2012 09:34
quote Things that are taken into account by the judge (or jury) when they're considering what the sentence should be unquote
21 Nov 2012 12:05
quote whatever happened, has happened in an unusual situation, which might make you behave differently. An example that sits in my head would be if my family was threatened by violence. I am pretty sure I would use whatever I could to get the dangerous person away from my wife and daughter. unquote
21 Nov 2012 13:53
quote Someone else has made you do something by force or talked you into it. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:01
quote Accused was riled or driven to the act by anger unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:35
quote either circumstances that could have affected an offender in such a way that they were led to commit an offence, or circumstances within the court that could change the conclusion reached by the jury unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:41
quote A frustrating situation. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:44
quote things that may affect the accused in terms of outcome of sentence unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:47
quote Situation where a normal person would possibily become aggressive unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:38
quote circumstances which created contributed to or made the situation worse and hence provoked their behaviour unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:59
quote Events that have added to or escalated the severity of an outcome. unquote
15 Nov 2013 13:23
quote circumstances that partially explain/account for/pushed an individuals into undertaking an action unquote
15 Nov 2013 19:59
quote circumstances that allow or pardon aggravation unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:46
quote There were circumstances that in some way were a cause of the crime taking place, taking some responsibility away from the alleged criminal unquote
17 Nov 2013 11:14
quote circumstances which make it worse unquote
17 Nov 2013 12:39
quote Something that can be used in mitigation by the accused because their actions have been partly caused by outside factors. unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:31
quote Circumstances that result in a situation escalating to a point that it would not otherwise have reached if that situation occurred under "normal" circumstances. unquote
17 Nov 2013 16:58
quote Evidence given to the court which is critical of the accused, making them appear to be much more untrustworthy. Therefore, the accused is presented unfavourably and in a negative light. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:01
quote Uncertain or difficult circumstances that make a case more difficult. unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:03
quote circumstances that the criminal said led to the crime unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:29
quote Putting someone in an distressing situation by either verbally or physically provoking them unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:02
quote When the person who has committed the crime for "aggravating circumstances" they cannot be charged as they cannot gather enough evidence. unquote
17 Nov 2013 20:11
quote a situation that may cause an illegal act to be carried out such as a man finding his wife with another man unquote
17 Nov 2013 21:21
quote When a person has committed a crime because of pressure from other sources unquote
17 Nov 2013 22:08
quote Circumstances which may cause you to behave how you wouldn't otherwise behave, possibly an 'excuse' for a crime unquote
18 Nov 2013 10:15
quote Circumstances of violence leading to more violence unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:15
quote Aggressive behaviour leading to criminal damage unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:17
quote A circumstance which makes the situation more serious, a factor which increases the severity of an action unquote
18 Nov 2013 19:30
quote the circumstances made it seem different unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:38
quote A situation which prompted a specific response from someone. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:00
quote A certain factor that has likely influenced an individual to commit an offence. unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:50
quote Something that was done that made the situation worse unquote
24 Nov 2013 11:24
quote The defendant committed the crime under circumstances that involved provocative behaviour. unquote
29 Oct 2014 09:22
quote I would understand this to mean that the defendant has been accused of the same charge once or many times over. unquote
4 Nov 2014 12:07
quote Circumstances that offer more proof against the person being prosecuted unquote
5 Nov 2014 13:39
quote Circumstances that has changed the original state of mind of the person in question to make a different choice to normal by aggravating them in some way unquote
7 Nov 2014 14:42
quote When someone was antagonising another which resulted in the crime being committed. unquote
7 Nov 2014 15:14
quote A situation where tempers are high and this makes the situation difficult. unquote
8 Nov 2014 14:13
quote Circumstances that would lead to a normal level headed person being angry in some way due to direct, intentional effort by the person involved. I would say these are justifiable circumstances that would lead to someone being angry at a person/organisation. unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:48
quote Causing the situation to become worse by threatening or stirring other persons. unquote
11 Nov 2014 09:41
quote When the circumstances have led to an action that otherwise wouldn't have been taken. Otherthings to take into account when discussing the case. unquote
11 Nov 2014 09:47
quote circumstances in which the participant may feel aggravated, stressed, angry, upset. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:24
quote A situation that may be of annoyance to you but may not be to someone else. unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:30
quote A situation where the court are informed of information that was not previously known. unquote
11 Nov 2014 14:04
quote manipulating situtaions/responses given. Taking things out of proportion to suit needs unquote
5 Nov 2015 18:32
quote A context which provoked or promotes aggression unquote
6 Nov 2015 23:49
quote Being in a situation where the actions of others around you make you feel uncomfortable or unhappy unquote
17 Nov 2015 17:30
quote When a situation has been made worse by other factors. unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:12
quote things that you can use as an excuse to help your case unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:29
quote Circumstances that conspired to aggravate an individual into committing an offence. unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:30
quote To have done something in a situation or in a way which was not as you would normally have done. Forced to do something out of context. unquote
9 Nov 2016 12:48
quote This means the individual may have been in a situation or event that influenced the decision they made. For example, if an individual was being threatened with violence and then decided to strike first, or if in a war time situation an individual shot and killed an unarmed enemy man or woman that had just previously been shooting at them. unquote
9 Nov 2016 18:28
quote Something could not be helped from happening due to the influence of other people on the perpetrator, at least from their defences perspective unquote
10 Nov 2016 09:57
quote Possible reason why someone would commit an act unquote
14 Nov 2016 18:44
quote Factors that affect the outcome of a certain thing, but do so in a negative way unquote
14 Nov 2016 21:36
quote Something that annoys you or doesn't go as you want unquote
14 Nov 2016 23:02
quote Being tedious to a situation unquote
15 Nov 2016 12:30
quote A set of events that escalated the event unquote
15 Nov 2016 14:20
quote Aggravating circumstances means the accompanying of an event that increases the culpability or liability of the accused. unquote

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