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first offender

a person convicted of any criminal offence for the first time
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The Sheriff added: "As you are 76, a first offender and you've served the equivalent of a year's jail sentence while on remand, unpaid work is not necessary.
Thus, the average first offender will have driven drunk 87 times before being caught--some less, some more.
The bill will also double the length of the statutory suspension, making it 12 months instead of six where a first-time offender has refused to take a blood, breath, or urine test for chemicals, and six instead of three for first offenders who have taken the test and failed.
I have just read in Nouvel Observateur of French success with electronic ankle bracelet monitoring devices for first offenders, (except sex offenders).
He is a first offender and pled guilty at the first opportunity.
The first offender group was comprised of 60 male prisoners ranging in age from 16 to 61 years, with a mean age of 25.
Thus, even in those cases that did not result in a plea-bargain agreement, a typical sentence for a first offender would be 12 months' probation, a fine, and perhaps some public service.
The suspect may be a first offender and a bread winner but what he did betrays him as a pastor, the suspect should behave in a civilised manner as a religious leader," he said.
A sheriff at Stirling sheriff court said Luke Clark's actions on April 21, 2014 were so serious it was his duty to impose a jail term, even though he was a first offender with no previous convictions.
The first offender is described as white, 6ft tall with a muscular build, wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a black jacket.
You know what Tucker, you're not a first offender with me.