"First offender" literally means the person has committed one crime and only one crime regardless if it is a misdemeanor or a felony. That being the case, the answer is of course "once".
Only if the prosecutor or the court allow that option.
It is 21 in the state of Alabama
Criminals commonly plea out or take a plea bargain to avoid trial. This allows the offender to be on house arrest or have lesser punishments, rather than jail or prison.
A Defedant may be allowed to plead youthful offender in Alabama if the person is under the age of 21 at the time the criminal offense was committed. An adjudication of youthful offender is not a criminal conviction and will not appear on your history as such. Youthful offender files are confidential records. You may apply for youthful offender status in any case whether it be the smallest misdemeanor like a speeding ticket of the most heinous felonies such as murder. However, it is discretionary with the judge as to whether or not you are granted youthful offender status. I do not recall those with felonies such as murder being granted youthful offender status. You may apply for youthful offender status in a felony case although you were previously adjudicated a youthful offender in a prior misdemeanor case. However, as I mentioned, it is entirely up to the judge as to whether or not he allows you a subsequent adjudication as a youthful offender. Hope this helped.
No, the two terms have nothing to do with one another. "Nolo" is court slang for the plea of "Nolo Contendre" which is a plea offered by a defendant when they don't wish to plead guilty, but acknowledge that the prosecution probably has enough evidence to convict them. The term "First Offender" refers to someone who has never been arrested before this time.
In some states, yes.
You. as an individual, do not "plea" a youthful offender status. That classification is given by the court after reviewing your case(s) and determining if your case(s) qualify to be adjudicated under that particular statute.
Only if you or your attorney can work out a plea deal with the prosecutor's office.
Without knowing the types of offenses, or how serious they were, or your past record, it is impossible to say.However, it does sound like this might be a scenario for a plea bargain (IF the prosecutor offers one to you). They might drop one of the felonies and possibly the misdemeanor as well in exchange for your guilty plea to the other felony. It is impossible to know what might occur.
If a person under the age of 18 is accused of a felony, it is permissible to plead as a youthful offender in most jurisdictions. However, it is up to the judge to determine whether the accused will be charged as an adult or as a juvenile.
In Florida, the threshold for felony grand theft is $300.00. Worse case scenario is a 5 year prison term and/or $1000 fine. If you are a first time offender, and you enter a plea of "no contest" in court, you can usually expect to get probation and restitution. If you are a prior offender however, you should already know what to expect.
Plea is one syllable.
TWO felonies! You're probably looking at some prison time, unless you can cop a plea to a lesser offense.
Freedom. A Plea has 64 pages.
When you are arraigned (first appearance) you are given the oppportunity to enter your plea.
Considering that each felony is, by definition, punishable by a minimum of at least one year in prison, you are looking at a minimum of at least 3 years in the joint.Odds are that you can probably plea bargain 3 of them down to one, by offering a guilty plea.
If a plea deal is brought into the conversation prior to a trial. Either party can bring up the idea of a plea deal but it has to be reasonable and the person that committed the crime is not a habitual offender.
Typically through plea bargaining with the prosecutors, but it's also possible to be found guilty of only a lesser included offense.
I plea for mercy but to no avail
There is one syllable.
what is plea
No, it is a guilty plea
"Entering a plea" means the offiical declaration of your plea in the case in which you were charged (i.e.- 'enter' a plea of guilty - 'enter' a plea of not guilty).
A conviction by plea is where you plea "guilty" or "nolo contendre" (no contest) to a charge. The plea is treated as a conviction of that charge.
The televised plea called for donations.The suspect entered a plea of not guilty.Please, hear my desperate plea.