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Mitigation After Pleading Guilty or Convicted

by | Aug 30, 2015 | Mitigation

Following a plea of guilt from an offender or if convicted after a trial, a plea in mitigation may be made. A well-crafted plea in mitigation may result in a lighter punishment.


A plea in mitigation is meant to:

  • Obtain the lightest possible punishment reasonably available for the particular crime
  • Persuade and assist the court to find the most appropriate form of punishment

What components are there in a plea in mitigation?

Most pleas in mitigation will present the following:

  • A factual background surrounding the offence
  • Some mitigating factors about the accused and the offence
  • A request for compassion and leniency

For more information, please contact our criminal lawyer in Singapore, Ray Louis at 90908288.