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Sentencing Alternatives: Prison, Probation, Fines, and Community ...

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Prison sentences and alternatives to prison for defendants convicted of crimes. ... of crimes, especially less serious offenses committed by first-time offenders.

Criminal Sentencing: The Basics - Lawyers.com

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These sentences are usually given to people who committed a misdemeanor or are first-time offenders; Death. This is the ultimate punishment, and it's reserved ...

FAQs - First Offender | Georgia Justice Project

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How do I know if I was sentenced as a First Offender? ... My First Offender case was sealed from my GCIC criminal history record, so why is it showing up on my ...

Alternative Sentences - FindLaw

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This is generally reserved for less serious crimes or first-time offenders. Suspended sentences can be unconditional or conditional. An unconditional suspended ...

New sentencing guidelines to impact non-violent offenders - Dothan ...

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Sep 7, 2013 ... For example, Wright said a first time offender convicted of a felony theft charge could be looking at a non-prison sentence, unless the ...

Felony Classes: Charges, Penalties and Sentencing | Criminal Law

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For purposes of assigning sentences to each felony offense, many states ... that a crime that did not involve heinous facts, committed by a first-time offender, will ...

Recidivism and the "First Offender" - United States Sentencing ...

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sentences for offenders who have little or no prior criminal conduct. This philosophy, ... Over time, the proposed first offender definitions grew generally more ...

The average sentence for a first time non violent drug offender - Reddit

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May 23, 2013 ... I'm pretty sure a joint here in pa could get you jail time. ... It says there are minimum sentences for drug trafficking, Not drug possession.

Quick Facts - Families Against Mandatory Minimums

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In 2012, the average federal prison sentence for a drug offender was almost 6 years. ... for the drug “safety valve” for nonviolent, low-level, first-time offenders.

An Introduction to Child Pornography Sentencing - Families Against ...

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In 1997, federal child pornography offenders received a mean sentence of 20.59 .... Even first-time offenders who do not receive a mandatory minimum can ...

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13-702 - First time felony offenders; sentencing; definition

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13-702. First time felony offenders; sentencing; definition. A. Unless a specific sentence is otherwise provided, the term of imprisonment for a first felony offense  ...

RCW 9.94A.650: First-time offender waiver. - Access Washington

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(1) This section applies to offenders who have never been previously convicted of ... (2) In sentencing a first-time offender the court may waive the imposition of a  ...

Factors Considered in Determining Sentences - FindLaw

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Similarly, state court sentencing procedures are governed by state laws and ... whether the offender is a "first-time" or repeat offender,; whether the offender was  ...