Helpful guidelines

What counts as mitigating circumstances?

What counts as mitigating circumstances?

Mitigating circumstances are any serious circumstances beyond your control which may have adversely affected your academic performance. These include but are not limited to: Medical conditions. Personal and domestic circumstances.

What are good mitigating circumstances?

Examples of mitigating circumstances serious, acute or chronic illness. serious illness of a close family member or partner. significant caring responsibilities, care leavers or living independently (estranged students) significant adverse personal circumstances.

What is a good extenuating circumstance?

Examples of extenuating circumstances are illness, accidents or serious family problems….The following are examples of documents that may be considered as evidence:

  • Medical certificate.
  • Hospital / doctor’s Letter.
  • Solicitor’s letter.
  • Death Certificate.

What mitigating circumstances might explain a case that is ultimately not prosecuted?

Mitigating circumstances might include a defendant’s young age, mental illness or addiction, or minor role in the crime.

Do you need evidence for mitigating circumstances?

You must provide compelling evidence that either you were not aware of the mitigating circumstances until after the published deadline, or you had a valid reason for not disclosing them before the published deadline.

How do I request a mitigating circumstance?

If you feel you been experiencing Mitigating Circumstances, you will need to submit a request via Student Records. The request can be submitted at any time before the submission deadline but normally no later than 7 calendar days after the submission deadline.

How do I write a mitigation letter?

Tips when writing a letter of mitigation

  1. The letter should be short and to the point.
  2. You should say you accept full responsibility and say you regret what you’ve done.
  3. You should say that you’re determined not to offend again.
  4. If this is your first offence, you should say so.

What are extenuating family circumstances?

A serious illness or death of a loved one that affects your ability to study. A flair-up of a long-term health issue such as a chronic illness or a mental health condition. A detrimental personal issue such as a parent’s divorce, an unexpected pregnancy or being the victim of a criminal offence.

How do you write a mitigation letter?

What are mitigating circumstances in a death penalty case?

In any criminal case in which the death penalty might be imposed, the judge or jury may consider any mitigating circumstances presented by the defense in determining whether to sentence the defendant to death or life in prison.

Is family support a mitigating circumstance?

The defendant argued that his current family support is a mitigating circumstance. The Court noted that while family support can be a mitigating circumstance, it did not require a finding of mitigation sufficient to call for leniency. State v. Aryon Williams, 183 Ariz.368, 904 P.2d 437 (1995)

What are some common mitigating circumstances?

Here are some common mitigating circumstances. The list is far from exclusive. Minor role. The defendant played a relatively minor role in the crime. For example, suppose Pete received $20 for knowingly driving a codefendant to a location where the latter made a drug deal.

What to do when a family member dies?

CHECKLIST: WHAT TO DO WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER DIES 1. Contact the decedent’s attorney to determine the date of the last executed Last Will and Testament. Many times the attorney has the document in safe keeping or it is in the decedent’s safe deposit box.