aggravating factors

aggravating factors,

n.pl postures or movements that produce or intensify the symptoms of a patient and are used to establish the severity, irritability, and nature of the condition.
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In some cases, surgical procedures may be necessary to get rid of any aggravating factors in the respiratory tract.
Other aggravating factors, was that he had failed to stop for police and had 42 previous convictions, many for motoring offences.
It noted the absence of aggravating factors and the existence of certain mitigating factors, including the player's clear disciplinary record, in applying a one-week reduction from the entry point.
The aggravating factors for the offence introduced by the Bill are:
The court rejected the police's plea for capital punishment and said the mitigating circumstances outweigh the aggravating factors in this case.
Edinburgh sheriff James Scott spared McCourt prison because there were no aggravating factors such as drink or drug abuse and he had shown remorse.
The judicial officer identified no aggravating factors," European Rugby Cup said in a statement.
Mr Huhne's former status as a Cabinet minister and Ms Pryce's as a government economist should have been treated as aggravating factors, he insisted.
The death penalty is ordinarily imposed in cases of multiple murders involving aggravating factors.
These aggravating factors take the appropriate sentence up to 32 weeks.
Judge Hughes said he took into account the provocation and her apparent genuine remorse but the aggravating factors included the ongoing effect on the victim and the fact she was subject of the suspended sentence.
PC Chris Haldane, who is investigating the incident, said: "This crime has several aggravating factors which have caused considerable distress to the victim.