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

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.

www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00702.htm

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  ...

www.lawyerlocator.com/criminal-defense/first-time-offenders

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 ...

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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 ...

www.cyabdolaw.com/first-time-offenders-dismissals-and-avoidance-of-convictions.html

Dismissal of Drug Crimes: MCLA 333.7411 allows for a first time offender ... Reductions, Dismissals and Delayed Sentence: MCLA 771.1 is a vital tool for ...

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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  ...

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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 ...

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 ...

app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.94A.650

(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  ...

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 ...