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Harmoniums Quick Excerpt Interpretation Of Sigils; IC Laws for the City
Topic Started: Nov 14 2012, 10:44 PM (1,375 Views)
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The Watcher
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(Note: These are IC rules and guidelines. It doesn't mean your character CANNOT break these laws; rather, it gives law enforcement clear definitions, and things you should probably not be doing while at Khazeet's bar ;) Edits may come later of course, but for now, this is a base guideline for both sides to go by).

For more information, refer to A Detailed Guide To Sigils Legal System

I. Felonies
Felonies are crimes of the highest nature, ones that are generally punished by high fines, an extended time in jail, or the death penalty, in severe cases. Generally, those that commit felonies are sent to trial.

  1. Crime Spree
    A crime spree is defined as the commission of two or more indictable offenses in the same case.

  2. Disobeying Banishment Orders
    Entering Sigil while under an Order of Banishment, whether temporary or permanent, is grounds for a felony.

  3. Murder
    Murder is defined as taking a life or destruction of a sentient creation or manifestation with deliberation, with premeditation, or with a clear intent.

  4. Rape
    Rape is defined as the unlawful compelling of another sentient being through force, coercion, or duress to engage in fornication; or to commit battery upon another sentient being in a manner involving reproductive organs.

  5. Treason
    Treason is defined as any action taken against Sigil's protectors, the Harmonium, or their official allies that acts to, or attempts to act to, overthrow the Harmonium collectively or any of its official actors, including but not limited to assassinations, espionage, demolition of official property, and conspiracy. Whether the action was successful or attempted does not affect the charge or punishment.

  6. Kidnapping
    Kidnapping is defined as unlawfully seizing and carrying away a person by force or Fraud, or seizing and detaining a person against his or her will with an intent to carry that person away at a later time.
II. Indictable Offenses
Indictable Offenses are crimes of a severe nature, ones that are punishable by moderate fines or a time in jail. Those that commit indictable offenses are allowed a trial.

  1. Assault
    Assault is defined as an unwanted attempt to deliver physical or concrete mental harm to an individual. This can be done via weapons, spells and so on.

  2. Association
    Association is taking part in crimes, while not being the main culprit, or assisting deliberately in a criminal activity.

  3. Destruction of Property
    Destruction of property is defined as rendering another's property unusable, or incurring on another person a cost to have the property repaired.

  4. Domination
    Domination is an attempt to remove the free will of an individual, without legal permit or consent of the free willed individual in question.

  5. Manslaughter
    Manslaughter is defined as taking the life or destruction of a sentient creation or manifestation, without intent or deliberation, generally done accidentally.

  6. Misleading the Authorities
    Attempts to lie, give misleading information, or invalid calls may be considered misleading the authorities.

  7. Resisting Arrest
    Resisting arrest is defined as not complying with an officer of the Harmonium by physically resisting the arrest or otherwise hampering the offical's ability to make the arrest.

  8. Stalking
    Stalking is defined as the intentional and deliberate following of another individual for a prolonged amount of time with the intent to later commit any other crime.

  9. Spying
    Illegal disrespect of privacy by observing bashers or cutters within their private locations.

  10. Taking Bribes
    Official taking bribes in any form or shape and allowing such to actively affect to conducting duty.

  11. Bribery
    Attempting to bribe a Harmonium officer.

  12. Theft
    Theft is defined as the taking of another's property without permission and with intent to deprive the true owner of their property, permanently or temporarily.

  13. Tresspassing
    Traveling, breaking in, hiding or otherwise entering or remaining within private territory without permission from residents.
III. Summary Offenses
Indictable Offenses are crimes of a minor nature, ones that are generally punished by fines. No court hearing is required.

  1. Dangerous Behavior
    Dangerous behavior is defined as harrasment, frightening or imposing cagers, and potential endangering of life or property.

  2. Disrupting the Peace
    Disrupting the peace is defined as any act which serves to cause chaos among the populous, promote lawlessness, or otherwise interfere with other citizens of Sigil.

  3. Failure to Comply With a Lawful Order
    Failure to comply with a lawful order is defined as not following any lawful order given by an official of the Harmonium.

  4. Lewd Acts In Public
    Performing lewd acts in public is defined as any indecent exposure of body parts involved in fornication or arousal, or performing such fornication in public.

  5. Unauthorized use of Magic
    Unauthorized use of magic is defined as casting any harmful spell from any source (including divine, eldritch, or arcane) within the city of Sigil without permission from an officer, written or verbal.

  6. Wielding of Weapons in Public
    Wielding of weapons in public is defined as displaying a weapon or having it out of its sheathe, holster, or peaceknot in public, even if not in a threatening manner, except for cleaning and maintenance. Officials of the Harmonium are excluded.
IV. Permits
Permits are official documents entitling an individual to otherwise unlawful rights. They are issued by the Fated in the Hall of Records. The following is an overview of these permits.

  1. Permit to Own Slaves
    Approves an individual to ownership of slaves. This does not include the right to sell or trade them to another individual.
  2. Permit to Sell Slaves
    Approves an individual for the trade of slaves. The permit to own slaves in a prerequisite.
  3. Unpermitted Business
    Conducting business without a permit in a respective business practice is defined as unpermitted business. See section four for more details.
V. Other
Information not expansive enough to make up its own section goes here.

  1. Fines
    Fines can be levied for offenses by the Harmonium. These should be paid at the Barracks. Taxes on the lack of a permit can be levied by the Fated. These should be paid at the Hall of Records.
Edited by Mr_Otyugh, Jan 31 2018, 02:35 AM.
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