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first offender

a person convicted of any criminal offence for the first time
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First offenders' BACs at time of arrest are almost as high as the rates of repeat offenders.
Ramsell also predicts a "sympathy factor" on the part of the courts and even prosecutors and municipal enforcement authorities for first offenders that will result in more suspensions being rescinded by agreement.
I have just read in Nouvel Observateur of French success with electronic ankle bracelet monitoring devices for first offenders, (except sex offenders).
The maximum fine for using a hand-held mobile telephone while driving will be doubled from pounds 30 to pounds 60, and endorsable with three points for first offenders.
What concerns us is that under present proposals first offenders will still only get a pounds 200 fixed penalty notice when stopped by police.
The study of 333 first offenders tracked for two years showed 80.7 percent of peer court graduates did not commit another crime.
I have never advocated custodial sentences for first offenders.
The data contained in Tables 1, 2, 3 & 4 show that there is a statistically significant difference between the mean scores on SELF for the First Offenders and the high school Air Force JROTC cadets.
In state prisons, 41 percent of first offenders have used drugs regularly, compared to 63 percent of inmates with two prior convictions, and 81 percent of those with five or more.
Meanwhile, first offenders with more than 80 milligrammes would be banned for 18 months.