first offender

Definition of "first offender"
  1. An individual who is found guilty of a crime for the first time
How to use "first offender" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to offer leniency as the accused was a first offender.
  2. The first offender program is designed to rehabilitate individuals who commit their first offense.
  3. Being a first offender, he was eligible for a sentence reduction.

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