first offender


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first offender

n.
One convicted of a legal offense for the first time.
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first offender

n
(Law) a person convicted of any criminal offence for the first time
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first′ offend′er


n.
a person convicted of an offense for the first time.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first offender - someone convicted for the first time
convict - a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
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Translations

first offender

n (Law) → incensurato/a
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MacKenzie's solicitor, Robert Cruickshank, said his client - a first offender - had made changes to his life since the offences and argued he should not be sent to detention due to his age.
Defence counsel Craig Findlater said first offender Paterson has a supportive family and retained the support of some of his friends.
He urged the court not to impose the maximum sentence on the defendant, adding that he is a first offender with no past criminal records.
Twenty-two-year-old Blair Barlow, of Bannockburn, a first offender, who had coached at Stirling Albion's junior academy, was also placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for two years.
"Even though the accused is a first offender, the offence is serious.
This was in addition to administering a $3 million federal grant to establish and fund a recidivist juvenile offender program, an early intervention program, a juvenile restitution program, and the 11th Circuit State Attorney's Office's first offender diversion program.
The pensioner, who has been suffering from cancer and depression, was arrested and spent the last six and a half months in custody despite being a first offender.
The first offender, who stayed near to the front door during the incident, is described as around 5ft 6in tall, in his late teens or early 20s and of a slim build.
The first offender is described as being aged 50, about 6ft, of medium build with short, dark hair.
The first offender was about 30, 6ft to 6ft 2in tall of slim build and with short dark hair.
(AP) -- The president of Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, Phillip Barry, has been sentenced to New Mexico's first offender program after being convicted of driving under the influence.
The first offender was black, between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, around 18 to 20 years old and of slim build.