aggravating circumstances

Definition of "aggravating circumstances"
  1. Factors that make a crime more severe or outrageous, leading to a higher penalty or punishment
How to use "aggravating circumstances" in a sentence
  1. The robbery was committed with a firearm, qualifying as aggravating circumstances for the sentencing.
  2. Aggravating circumstances were present due to the severe bodily injury caused during the assault.
  3. The simultaneous burglary and attack created aggravating circumstances that increased his prison sentence.

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