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PostSubject: Sanctimonian Common Law   Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:18 am

Sanctimonian Common Law
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Overview
Established at the founding of the Sanctimonian Crown almost a hundred years ago, the laws of the nation of Sanctimonia are largely based on the laws of previous and concurrent civilizations. If reasonable doubt is found, the accused can claim the right to a trial. All laws hold to the legal principle of 'ignorantia legis neminem excusat'; ignorance of the law excuses no one. Even if a criminal is unaware of the laws and punishment of the land, they are still held accountable. It should be noted that the leniency towards the Dark Arts experienced shortly after the Prophet's death was sharply reversed in the wake of the devastation wrought by Shar and the Forgotten Army. Assume that all cases that end in execution of the accused also involve seizure of the deceased's assets. In cases of multiple violations, the greater crime takes precedence. Example : a criminal is accused of assassinating a government official; the charge of treason takes precedence over assassination, so the criminal is beheaded. In the case that the accused cannot fully pay the fines due, the accused is to enter indentured servitude to the state or the victim until the fine has been suitably paid.


Felonies

  1. Murder
    The accused is to be hung until death.

  2. Manslaughter
    The accused is to pay a fine of ten thousand shillings to the victim's family OR in the case of insufficient funds, indentured servitude until the sum is paid. The punishment may be waived by the victim's family.

  3. Rape
    The accused is to be castrated.

  4. Common Banditry (Theft and Murder beyond the city limits, including piracy.)
    The accused is to be hung until death.

  5. Grand Theft (Theft by force, coercion, or breaking and entering.)
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to two thousand shillings as claimed by the offended AND/OR a public flogging.

  6. Manufacture and Sale of Illicit Substances
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to four thousand shillings AND is to have all related private property seized by the Watch.

  7. Treason (Including assassination of a public official, aiding and abetting the nation's enemies, armed revolution.)
    The accused is to be beheaded.

  8. Arson
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to six thousand shillings AND to receive a public flogging.

  9. Assassination
    Both the assassin and the contractor are to be hung until dead.

  10. Assault with intent to Maim / Kill
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to seven thousand shillings as claimed by the victim AND be restricted from contact with the victim for a time chosen by the victim.

  11. Participation in the Slave Trade
    The accused is to have his assets seized AND be hung until dead OR be jailed for thirty years.

  12. Kidnapping
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to eight thousand shillings AND an imprisonment lasting a duration to be decided by a court.

Misdemeanors


  1. Petty Theft (The theft of items without the use of force or breaking and entering.)
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to five hundred shillings as claimed by the victim OR receive a flogging. The charges may be waived by the victim.

  2. Disorderly Conduct (Public nudity, drunkenness, brawling, disturbing the peace.)
    The accused is to pay a fine of fifty shillings AND spend a night in jail.

  3. Trespassing on Private Property
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to two hundred shillings as claimed by the victim. The charges may be waived by the victim.

  4. Trespassing on Government Property
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to five hundred shillings.

  5. Vandalism of Private Property
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to seven hundred shillings as claimed by the victim. The charges may be waived by the victim.

  6. Vandalism of Government Property
    The accused is to pay a fine of up to one thousand two hundred shillings.

  7. Blackmail and Extortion
    The accused is to suffer a seizure of all illegitimate funds AND pay a fine according to the damage done to the victim.

  8. Fraud
    The accused is to suffer Imprisonment AND a fine according to the circumstances of the Fraud.

  9. Embezzlement of Private Funds
    The accused is to relinquish all illegitimate funds AND pay a fine according to the will of the victim AND face possibility of termination of employment.

  10. Bribery of Government Officials
    The official is to be tried on terms of treason AND forced from public office. The accused is to have his assets seized AND pay a fine of up to five thousand shillings AND suffer imprisonment.

  11. Prostitution
    IF part of a larger organization, the ring-leader is to be fined a sum of up to five thousand shillings AND flogged AND has his assets seized. The prostitutes are to be jailed AND / OR publicly humiliated.

  12. Brandishing a Deadly Weapon in Public ( Including brandishing and discharging a fire arm, lighting or holding a burning matchlock, using Offensive Magic)
    The accused is to be fined a sum of one hundred fifty shillings. Repeat offenses will result in the weapon being confiscated.



The Dark Arts and Dark Creatures

  1. Vampires and Therianthropes
    The creatures are to be beheaded with a silver-edged axe. The bodies are to be disposed via burning.

  2. Necromancers, Witches, Demon-Summoners, Violent Heretics, and general practitioners of the Dark Arts (Violent Heretics being those who sacrifice human beings)
    The accused are to be flogged until repentant OR IF this fails, burned at the stake.

  3. Possession of Dark Arts Paraphernalia
    The accused is to be fined a sum of up to five thousand shillings AND have these illegal items confiscated AND publicly flogged.



Religious Abuse


  1. False or misinformed claims of heresy
    The accused is to be fined a sum of up to three hundred shillings, paid to the victim.

  2. Spiteful claims of heresy
    The accused is to fined upwards of a thousand shillings paid to the victim AND publicly flogged.

  3. False or misinformed claims of Vampirism or Therianthropy
    The accused is to be fined a sum of up to five hundred shillings paid to the victim.

  4. Spiteful claims of Vampirism or Therianthropy
    The accused is to be fined upwards of five thousand shillings paid to the victim AND publicly flogged.

  5. Impersonating a Knight Errant
    The accused is to be fined seven hundred shillings.

  6. Impersonating a member of the Clerical College or the Knights Concordic
    The accused is to be fined upwards of seven hundred shillings AND flogged.

  7. Falsely claiming to be a Prophet, Paladin, or Chosen of Tyr or otherwise falsely claim to have divine blessings or guidance
    The accused is to be flogged until repentant OR hung.

  8. Teaching falsely concerning the Gods and Tyr
    The accused is to be flogged until repentant OR hung.

  9. Teaching the most high heresy of the Usurper Inarius
    The accused is to be flogged until repentant OR executed by impalement.
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PostSubject: Re: Sanctimonian Common Law   Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:18 pm

Updated with some religious laws.


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