first offense


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first offense

noun first charge, first crime, first crimmnal violation, first violation
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The first offense was overlooked on the assumption that monsieur acted through ignorance, but this affair shall not be overlooked.
Fines for failing to respond to a jury summons range from $250 for a first offense, up to $750 for a second, and $1,500 for failing to appear for jury duty a third time.
Fines for riding in a vehicle without wearing a seat belt start at $89 for a first offense, $190 for the second offense.
Those ignoring their civic appointments must pay up to $250 for a first offense, up to $750 for a second, and $1,500 for failing to appear for jury duty a third time.
If the risk of death or a ticket isn't enough to dissuade the reckless, a $35 surcharge for the first offense is unlikely to do the trick.
As an infraction, the spectator could be fined $100 for the first offense, $200 for a second offense within a year, and $500 for a third offense within a year.
Students who violate the dress code standards would on first offense receive a warning, have their parents contacted and may be sent home or placed in on-campus detention if they cannot or will not change or remove objectionable clothing items, the policy said.
The fines are being raised from $100 for a first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for subsequent offenses to $250, $500 and $1,000.
While this may not seem too bad, the first offense could actually end up costing more than $1,000.
Previously, a first offense was charged only as a misdemeanor.
Fining those who fail to license their animals, with a $200 fine for a first offense, $500 for a second offense and loss of animal for third offense.
It also found that 29 percent of those whose first offense was theft or violation of the stimulant drug control law committed the same crime again, as did 21 percent of those whose first offense was violence and bodily injury.