Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Section 13A-5-51 - Mitigating circumstances - Generally

Section 13A-5-51 - Mitigating circumstances - Generally.

Mitigating circumstances shall include, but not be limited to. the following:

(1) The defendant has no significant history of prior criminal activity;

(2) The capital offense was committed while the defendant was under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance;

(3) The victim was a participant in the defendant's conduct or consented to it;

(4) The defendant was an accomplice in the capital offense committed by another person and his participation was relatively minor;

(5) The defendant acted under extreme duress or under the substantial domination of another person;

(6) The capacity of the defendant to appreciate the criminality of his conduct or to conform his conduct to the requirements of law was substantially impaired; and

(7) The age of the defendant at the time of the crime.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-178, §13.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021