The sentence imposed on an offender should, in most cases, be increased to reflect the fact that other offences have been taken into consideration1. The court should determine the sentencing starting point for the conviction offence, referring to the relevant definitive sentencing guidelines2, no regard being had at this stage to the presence of offences to be taken into consideration, and consider whether there are any aggravating or mitigating factors3 that justify an upward or downward adjustment from the starting point4. The presence of offences to be taken into consideration should generally be considered an aggravating feature that justifies
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