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criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/drug-possession-penalties-and-sentencing.html

Simple drug possession sentences tend to be the lightest, while intent to distribute drugs, ... In some situations, first time offenders may even be eligible for drug ...

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.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 ...

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.ussc.gov/topic/first-offenders

A public hearing was held to receive testimony on synthetic drugs and alternatives to incarceration court programs. PDF icon Transcript. PDF icon ...

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.meczyklaw.com/Articles/Second-chance-law-gives-hope-to-first-time-Illinois-drug-offenders.shtml

Still, first-time drug offenders in Illinois could face harsh fines and even lengthy prison sentences before the passage of the new second chance probation law.

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

In most criminal cases in Michigan, a judge determines the sentence and ... For first-time offenders, especially for misdemeanor convictions, this is good news.