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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.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 ...

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

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 ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/alternative-sentences.html

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

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/factors-considered-in-determining-sentences.html

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.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 ...

www.avvo.com/legal-answers/what-is-the-usual-sentencing-for-a-first-time-offe-1756138.html

There truly is no "usual" sentence in federal court, as federal sentencing is incredibly complex, and this is particularly true of mail and wire fraud ...