Can you explain to me what midigating factors are?

I understand that they can reduce a sentence.

Asked on September 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the court will take into account mitigating factors at sentencing.  These could be events beyond the convicted person's control that contributed to that person becoming who they are, or they could be good things the person has done that weigh against imposing a harsh sentence.


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