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Drug charges are always taken seriously, whether they are committed by first- time or repeat offenders. The law often allows for some leniency for first-time ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/sentencing-alternatives-prison-probation-fines-30294.html

Fines are a common punishment for a variety of crimes, especially less serious offenses committed by first-time offenders. Offenses that are typically punished by  ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/first-offender-programs.html

Eligibility for first-time-offender programs varies from state to state. Some states may limit ... Participation in the program is simply part of the sentence. Similar ...

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Whether the offender has any criminal history;; Whether the offender was the main ... Multiple sentences can be served concurrently (at the same time) or ... can help margue the case for a lighter sentence, especially if this is a first-time offense.

www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/federal-sentencing-first-time-offender

May 7, 2014 ... This guide is designed to give a quick over view of a first time offender in a federal system. Federal Sentencing Guidelines The Federal ...

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Judges, not juries, determine punishments for a crime (in capital punishment ... whether the offender is a "first-time" or repeat offender,; whether the offender was  ...

criminal.lawyers.com/criminal-law-basics/criminal-sentencing-the-basics.html

Some of the basics of criminal sentencing include knowing the different kinds of sentences ... A fine, a short jail term and maybe probation for first-time offenders.

www.quora.com/What-are-the-chances-of-a-first-time-felony-offender-going-to-jail

A number of factors play into whether or not someone convicted of a crime will serve jail or ... Even if you are sentenced to serve time, we may be able to get probation terms for which you serve little or no time behind bars. Today, you can check ...

www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/research-publications/2004/200405_Recidivism_First_Offender.pdf

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