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

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A suspended sentence is jail or prison time that is put on hold if the ... for a variety of crimes, especially less serious offenses committed by first-time offenders.

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  ...

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 ...

The average sentence for a first time non violent drug offender ...

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May 23, 2013 ... The average sentence for a first time non violent drug offender convicted under federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws is now longer than ...

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.

Sentencing and rehabilitation - Open Justice - Ministry of Justice

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For example, a harsher sentence may be given if it's not an offender's first offence . ... A court may give an offender a 'suspended' prison sentence if the time they ...

IMPRISONMENT FOR ARMED ROBBERY

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May 5, 2000 ... You asked whether there is a mandatory minimum sentence for armed robbery, and what the standard sentence is for a first-time offender ...

How a first crack cocaine offense led to a life sentence | The ...

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Jul 15, 2015 ... She was a first-time, nonviolent offender. ... By the end, Jones's sentencing had so many that the federal judge had only one punishment option.

Mandatory sentencing - Prison Policy Initiative

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charges to be “stacked” against an offender. New York's Rock- efeller drug laws require automatic 15-years to life sentences for some first-time drug offenders.

Sentencing Guidelines: South Africa | Law Library of Congress

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The second is a statutory mandatory minimum sentencing regime applicable to .... sentences should be explored if the offender is young, old, or a first-time ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...