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SENTENCING

  • The Court will pass the sentence according to law.  A sentence may include either one or more of the following:
    • imprisonment,
    • fine,
    • whipping.
  • The Court will only pass a sentence after considering the seriousness of the offence, any previous convictions (if any), a plea of mitigation factors and aggravating factors.
  • Plea of Mitigation 
    • A "plea of mitigation" is when the accused asks the court for leniency in sentence.
    • Mitigating factors may include:
      • family background, educational qualification, medical history, employment history and any other relevant factors.
  • Aggravating factor
    • After delivering your plea of mitigation, the Court will then ask the prosecution for any reasons to give you a harsher punishment
    • Aggravating factors may include:
      • The seriousness of the harm, lack of accused’s lack of remorse, and any other relevant factors.