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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 ...

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 ...

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/Research_and_Statistics/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 ...

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Apr 24, 2015 ... In 1997, the average sentence for a person convicted of a charge relating to child ... For a first time offender, a conviction for possession of child ...

www.instantcheckmate.com/crimewire/post/sex-offenders-have-shockingly-short-sentences

Sep 16, 2016 ... The exact jail terms differ from state to state, but for the most part, first-time sex offenders get sentenced to less than 3 years in jail, and some ...

www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/1eww2i/the_average_sentence_for_a_first_time_non_violent

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 ...

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  ...