first offender

noun

Definition of first offender

: one convicted of an offense for the first time

Examples of first offender in a Sentence

Because he was a first offender, he was put on probation rather than sentenced to jail.
Recent Examples on the Web He is sentenced to three years of probation, $390 in fines, one day in jail, three months of a first offender alcohol program and victim impact counseling. Michele Corriston, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 An ex-Clayton County sheriff’s deputy, indicted after a man was repeatedly punched on the pavement in 2020, entered a guilty plea in June and was sentenced as a first offender. Jozsef Papp, ajc, 15 Aug. 2022 Ashleigh Merchant, one of Duke’s defense attorneys, asked for him to be sentenced as a first offender and be released on the time already served in jail. Alexis Stevens, ajc, 23 May 2022 Threshold was $210 million in 2021, with tax rates of 20% for first offender, 30% for exceeding in consecutive years and 50% for exceeding in three or more consecutive years. Ronald Blum, ajc, 25 Feb. 2022 The second threshold was $230 million last year, with tax rates of 32% for the first offender, 42% for the second and 62% for the third. Ronald Blum, ajc, 25 Feb. 2022 The threshold was $210 million in 2021, with tax rates of 20% for first offender, 30% for exceeding in consecutive years and 50% for exceeding in three or more consecutive years. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, 11 Feb. 2022 Kaderli had no additional charges in jail, and Niedrach granted his request to be treated as a first offender. Chris Joyner, ajc, 19 Nov. 2021 The first offender was described as between 13 and 15 years old, 5 foot 6 inches tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and dark pants. Deborah Kadin, chicagotribune.com, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of first offender

1808, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2022

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“First offender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20offender. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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first offender

noun

Legal Definition of first offender

: one convicted of an offense for the first time

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