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Trading Standards Officers will consider aggravating and mitigating factors when deciding on the type of penalty to issue.  Aggravating factors may include:

  • If the offence took place over a long period of time
  • The victim was particularly elderly or vulnerable
  • A lack of remorse on behalf of the offender
  • Evidence of significant consumer or public detriment
  • The defendant acted fraudulently, or was reckless or negligent in their activities.

Mitigating factors considered by Trading Standards Officers may include:

  • A quick admission of guilt
  • Paying compensation to the victim
  • Previous good character
  • A low degree of culpability.

Our barristers can advise you on the possible penalty if you have been found guilty of breaching trading standards and put forward mitigating factors to lessen the severity of the penalty given. If a criminal prosecution is launched, the matter is sent to the Magistrates’ Court and if serious onto the Crown Court for trial. We can provide expert advice and representation, ensuring you receive a strong pro-active defence.

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