§ 14:601 A. The legislature hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the public to have, to the greatest extent possible, a clear, regular, and simple sentencing system, whereby nearly

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  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.