Mitigating Factors also referred to as extenuating circumstances are any piece of information regarding the defendant in a criminal court case that might result in a reduced or lesser sentence.
Whatever your situation may be, make sure you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You want to give yourself the best opportunity to walk away from your charge with the minimum punishment possible. At the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel our experienced defense attorneys will work tirelessly in order to properly defend your rights.
Mitigating Factors in NC
North Carolina recognizes many circumstances that can mitigate one's charges, with a judge’s discretion. Here are some of the most common factors.
Reasonably believed that his or her conduct was legal
Acted under strong provocation
Has testified for the prosecution in the prosecution of someone else’s felony, or aided in their capture
Has been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces
Supports his or her family
Has a support system within the community
Is gainfully employed or has a positive employment history
Has accepted responsibility for the offense
Had significantly reduced culpability for the offense because of his or her age, immaturity or limited mental capacity
Committed the offense under threat, coercion or duress that was insufficient to be able to claim it as a defense
Was a passive participant or minor player in the commission of the offense
Made substantial or total restitution to the victim
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The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we handle misdemeanor criminal charges and low level felony charges in Wake County. We strongly advise talking with an attorney to discuss your possible options and to ensure your charges are handled in an appropriate manner. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer or a Wake County Criminal Defense Lawyer contact Attorney Wiley Nickel, Kristi Haddock or Melissa Botiglione at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.