Section 78. Mitigating circumstances

In connection with sentencing, mitigating factors to be given particular consideration are that:
  1. a.
    there exists a situation or condition as specified in section 80 b), c), d), e), i) or j),
  2. b.
    the offender has prevented, reversed or limited the harm or loss of welfare caused by the offence, or sought to do so,
  3. c.
    the offence was to a significant degree occasioned by the circumstances of the aggrieved party,
  4. d.
    the offender had, at the time of the act, an impaired perception of reality because of a deviant state of mind, a mild mental disability, impaired consciousness or severe mental agitation,
  5. e.
    the offence was committed a long time ago, or the proceedings have taken longer than is reasonable based on the nature of the offence, through no fault of the offender,
  6. f.
    the offender has made an unreserved confession, or contributed significantly to solving other offences,
  7. g.
    the offender himself/herself has been severely affected by the offence, or the criminal sanction will impose a heavy burden due to advanced age, illness or other circumstances,
  8. h.
    the prospects for rehabilitation are good,
  9. i.
    the offender was under 18 years of age at the time of the act.