Edwards would be a first offender who, yes, abused his power, but also led a life of public service.
Serious problems with laws, policies, and practices persist and can compromise victim safety and offender accountability.
As a first offender, A-Rod was poised to take the fall for JWA: Juicing While an Asshole.
early 14c., "to sin against (someone)," from Old French ofendre "transgress, antagonize," and directly from Latin offendere "to hit, strike against," figuratively "to stumble, commit a fault, displease, trespass against, provoke," from ob "against" (see ob-) + -fendere "to strike" (found only in compounds; see defend).
Meaning "to violate (a law), to make a moral false step, to commit a crime" is from late 14c. Meaning "to wound the feelings" is from late 14c. The literal sense of "to attack, assail" is attested from late 14c.; this has been lost in Modern English, but is preserved in offense and offensive. Related: Offended; offending.