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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.

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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May 23, 2013 ... I've experienced the problems that mandatory minimum sentencing laws ... someone get 20 years for simple possession for a first time offense?

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.

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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 ...

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  ...

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 ...