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The Laws of Austellus (Official Version No.1)

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The Laws of Austellus

 

Definitions – Here shall be defined the terms of note and importance to The Regulator’s Law.

 

s.1: Realm of Austellus

 

1. The Realm of Austellus shall be defined as all lands, waterways, airways and structures built and maintained within the boarders that the Regulator’s founding Officer Core established. The Realm of Austellus is the entirety of the Prison Island, and the surrounding miniature islands around her mass.

2. Criminals charged with the Crimes and Misdeeds Act while within the Realm of Austellus will be punished with the fullest extent of the Austellus’ Law.

3. Criminals charged with the Crimes and Misdeeds Act while outside the Realm of Austellus, outside the Regulator’s jurisdiction may only be perused and punished -

    

a. Official edict from the Warden and Commander(s), or those of equal ranking.

b. By permission granted by the authority of the land which said crime(s) was committed, as recognized by The Regulators.

 

s.2: Agents of Austellus / Regulators

 

1. An Agent of Austellus shall be defined as an inhabitant of Austellus who is:

     

a. A servant to The Regulators appointed to execute his will or to keep the peace or

b. Any soldier / guardsman / staff of the Prison within Austellus, either on or off duty.

2. Should any criminal be charged with a crime as defined by the Crimes and Misdeeds Act upon an Agent of Austellus, his crime shall be the worse.

3.) Agents of Austellus charged with breaking the Law will be charged with more steep penalties and additional charges, following a possibility of High Treason.

 

s.3: Foreign Civilians

 

1. A foreign civilian is a civilian whom doesn’t currently uphold residency within the Realm of Austellus.

2. Should any criminal commit a crime as defined by the Crimes and Misdeeds Act upon a foreign civilian, his or her crime shall be the worse.

3. A foreign civilians charged with breaking the Laws of Austellus while apart or a member of another group shall be detained until an emissary from his or her own organization and or group can be contacted, whereupon the foreign civilian shall be subjected to punishment for his or her crime.

 

Crimes and Misdeeds Act

 

A citizen shall be in contravention of this Act if he or she commits any of the following crimes;

 

Part 1: Assaults

 

s.1: Assault

 

A citizen shall be guilty of assault, if

1. While having the capacity to do so,

2. He should unlawfully

    

a. Threaten, or

b. Attempt

 

3. To commit a violent injury upon another; or

4. If he or she should strike or otherwise cause intentional harm to them.

5. If he or she should inflict grievous injury on the victim, his crime will be the worse.

 

s.2: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

 

A citizen shall be guilty of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, if

1. While having the capability to do so,

2. He or she should unlawfully

    

a. Threaten, or

b. Attempt

 

3. To commit a violent injury upon another with a Deadly Weapon; or

4. If he or she should strike or otherwise cause intentional harm to them with said weapon.

5. If he should inflict grievous injury on the victim, his or her crime will be the worse.

Part 2: Killings

 

s.3: Murder

 

A citizen shall be guilty of murder, if

1. He or she should unlawfully kill another with malice afterthought; and

2. Do so within any country of the Realm, under the Regulator’s peace; or

3. If the party wounded or hurt, etc, should die of said wounds or hurts, etc, within a year and a day.

4. Suicide or the attempt thereof shall be categorized as attempted murder.

 

a. Knowing intention to cause another’s death; or

b. Knowing intention to cause grievous hurt or injury, and

c. Recklessness as to whether a death would occur.

 

s.4: Manslaughter

 

A citizen shall be guilty of manslaughter, if

1. Indicted for murder, he should prevail in some minor defense to that crime (such as provocation, heat of passion, etc); or

2. He or she should, while committing any other crime, with recklessness as to whether a death is caused, cause the death of another, within a year and a day of the crime, or

3. While owning a duty to protect or care for another, he or she

  

a. Breaches this duty, and  

b. The breach causes the death of another, and

c. He or she acted recklessly as to whether a death would be caused.

 

Part 3: Unlawful Detainment

 

s.5: Kidnapping

 

A citizen shall be guilty of kidnapping, if

1. He should with malicious intent confine another citizen against their will, or

2. Should through violence, threat of violence, or any other means, compel another citizen to accompany him or her against that citizen’s will.

3. A citizen shall not be said to have malicious intent, if

 

a. He or she moves an injured citizen, who is unconscious or incapacitated, to a safe location or another place where they might be given medical attention.

 

s.6: Hijacking

 

A citizen shall be guilty of Hijacking, if

1. He or she should commandeer

  

a. A steed, or

b. A vehicle

 

2. Against the will of its owner, or righted driver.

 

s.7: Slavery

A citizen shall be guilty of Slavery, if

1. He or she should unlawfully cause another citizen, against his will, to work for him, without pay or the prospect of pay; or

2. Keep a citizen against his or her will, with the intention to force him or her into work as per point 2.

 

Part 4: Property Matters

 

s.8: Affray

 

A citizen shall be guilty of making an Affray, if

1. They are engaged in a fight or brawl upon the premises of Austellus’ main island grounds. (This excludes the miniature islands around, where Fight-Clubs can be hosted.)

2. If a citizen is found to have willfully begun such an affray

3. Offenses of attack (Such as assault) committed during an affray may be charged separately.

4. Offenses against property (such as criminal damage) committed during an affray may be charged separately.

5. If an affray causes damage against property, the participants must pay back or rebuild the time and labor costs of the damages.

 

s.9: Trespassing

 

A citizen shall be guilty of trespass, if

1. He or she steps upon the land belonging to another, or any part of that land, and

2. Knowing that the land belongs to another, is without permission of the owner; or

3. While upon such land, and upon or after being made aware that he is unwelcome, does not leave with all reasonable swiftness.

4. Should he trespass upon grounds or facilities (The Prison) designated for Agents of Austellus, his crime will be the worse.

 

s.10: Breaking and Entering

 

A citizen shall be guilty of Breaking and Entering, if

1. By force or stealth, he or she enters into a private property that does not belong to him or her, and

2. Is without the invitation of the owner.

 

s.11: Theft

 

A citizen shall be guilty of theft, if

1. He or she dishonestly takes possession of property belonging to another, and

2. Is without proven intent to return in.

3. A citizen’s usurpation of property belonging to another citizen is not to be regarded as dishonest.

  

a. If he or she should take possession of property belonging to another, but believes that the citizen whom the property belongs to cannot be discovered by a reasonable course, or

b. If he should take possession of property belonging to another, but believes that he has a right in law to deprive the other of it.

 

4. A citizen’s taking possession of property belonging to another may be dishonest even though he is willing to pay or make recompense for the property.

5. Property shall be regarded as belonging to any person having possession or control of it.

6. If the offense is committed against an Agent of Austellus, the crime shall be the worse.

 

s.12: Burglary

 

A citizen shall be guilty of burglary, if

1. He or she enters a house, or part of property, as a trespasser, and

2. With the intent to steal from within that property, or

3. Having entered a building, or part of property, as a trespasser.

4. He or she steals, or attempts to steal anything in that property, and

5. If he is in possession of any weapon, which he or she intends to use, the crime shall be the worse.

6. Stealing shall be regarded as theft, or attempt at theft.

7. A house or property shall be regarded as any building dwelling, or standing structure.

 

s.13: Robbery

 

A citizen shall be guilty of robbery, if

1. He or she makes a theft, and, at the same time of the theft, in order to complete it, he should use force on any citizen, or

2. He or she puts or seeks to put any citizen in fear of being subjected to immediate force.

3. If the offense is committed against an Agent of Austellus, the crime shall be the worse.

 

s.14: Fraud

A citizen shall be guilty of fraud, if

1. He or she willfully deceives another citizen, or

2. Makes false representation of a true fact, or

3. He or she should incite other persons to make such deceptions towards a citizen,

4. For the purpose of damaging them, or

5. For the purpose of obtaining from the

a. services, or

b. goods.

 

s.15: Vandalism / Criminal Damage / Arson

 

A citizen shall be guilty of vandalism / criminal damage / arson, if

1. He or she should deface or ignite public property of The Regulators and of the governing body of Austellus.

2. Any items contained therein, and if

3. He or she does so with intent to incite a riot, sedition, or otherwise damage Regulators, or Austellus’ property, the act shall be considered constitutive of the appropriate offense.

 

Part 5: Cannibalism

 

s.16: Cannibalism

 

A citizen shall be guilty of cannibalism, if

1. He or she is in possession, is and or has consumed any amount of meat, bone and flesh originating from another human.

2. He or she eats the bodies of the dead.

3. He or she attacks someone and tries to bite them during the attack. Additional charges (Part 1; s.1) will apply.

4. He or she attacks an Agent of Austellus and tries to bite them during the attack, the crime shall be the worse.

 

Part 6: Personal Misconducts and Utterances

 

s.17: Loitering

 

A citizen shall be charged of loitering, if

1. He or she should be found staying near for more than an hour to a property

  

a. Belonging to a private individual, or

b. Belonging to the Regulators; and

 

2. Should be unable to acquit him or herself to a reason to be willing to do so, or

3. Should refuse a demand by the lawful authorities to remove him or her.

4. The lawful authorities shall be regarded as any servant of Austellus and Regulators, to keep the peace.

s.18: Disturbing the Peace

A citizen shall be guilty of disturbing the peace, if

1. He or she is witnessed to knowingly engage in disorderly conduct, such as

  

a. Fighting or threatening to fight in public.

b. Casing excessively loud noise in public.

c. Using excessively profane or lewd language in public.

 

s.19: Public Indecency

 

A citizen shall be guilty of public indecency, if

1. He or she is found upon the streets of Austellus in a state of nudity, or

2. He or she is witnessed to engage in lewd conduct in public, or

3. He or she is found reviling him or herself in a public place.

 

s.20: Drunk and Disorderly

 

A citizen shall be guilty of being drunk and disorderly, if

1. Found in the street, and suspected to be drunk, and

2. Engaged in behavior that will cause a breach of the peace, and

3. Is unable to walk ten yards upon a straight line when commanded.

 

s.21: Eavesdropping

 

A citizen shall be guilty of eavesdropping, if

1. He or she is found to be listening into the private affairs of

 

a. An Official of Austellus.

b. An Agent of Austellus

 

2. Without the knowledge of said person, and

3. The court finds that a reasonable man or woman would be aware of the privacy of what he or she hears.

 

s.22: Harassment

 

A citizen shall be guilty of harassment, if

1. He or she is found to pursue an individual or individuals, while

2. His or her actions are unwanted by those he pursues, and

3. He or she knows or is informed that his or her actions are unwanted.

 

s.22: Stalking

 

A citizen shall be guilty of stalking, if

1. He or she is found to pursue an individual or individuals, while

2. His or her company is unwanted by those he or she pursues, and

3. He or she knows or is informed that his or her company is unwanted.

 

s.23: Impersonation

 

A citizen shall be guilty of impersonation, if

1. He should be found assuming the identity of another person, and

2. With the intent to convince others that he is truly that other person.

3. Common law has established that the other person must be a real and living person.

 

s.24: Bribery

 

A citizen shall be guilty of bribery, if

1. He or she knowingly offers, gives, receives or solicits any item of value, and

2. In order to influence the actions of a person who is employed as per s.1.

 

Part 7: Justice Matters

 

s.25: Citizens Arrests

 

A citizen shall be held to have made a lawful arrest, if

1. He or she should take it upon him or herself to effect the capture of a criminal, and

2. Has grounds to believe, at the time, that the captured has indeed offended against Austellus’ peace, and

3. Openly declares that he or she is making a citizen’s arrest; and

4. Brings the criminal to the lawful authorities within a day of capture.

5. The lawful authorities shall be regarded as being any officer of the Regulators, or any officer affiliated with, and having permission to operate within the confines of the Prison as a staff-constabulary.

 

s.26: Reasonable Suspicion

 

Citizens who match the description of a wanted criminal or who act suspicious when questioned by enforcers of Austellus’ law may be subject to

1. Search and seizure of their person without the need of a warrant.

 

s.27: Probable Cause

 

Citizens who have been caught in the act of breaking the Laws of Austellus or have been found within the immediate area of an act breaching the Laws of Austellus may be subject to

1. Search and seizure of their person without the need of a warrant.

2. Search and seizure of their places of residents while they stay on Austellus (Including Tents/Backpacks and any place where one sleeps) without the need of a warrant.

 

s.28: Aiding and Abetting

 

A citizen shall be guilty of aiding and abetting another in their offence, if

1. Another person, henceforth the ‘principal’ should commit an underlying offence; and

2. The first person, henceforth the ‘accessory’, should know of the principal’s offence and intend to assist him in its commission, and

3. He or she should assist the principal in the offence.

 

s.29: Conspiracy

 

A citizen shall be guilty of conspiring to an offence, if

1. He or she should, with any other person or persons, willfully agree that a course of conduct shall be pursued, which, if carried out in accordance with his or her intentions, either

 

a. Specifically involves the commission of any offence or offences by any member of the party, or

b. Will necessarily result in the commission of any offence or offences by any member of the party, and

 

2. He or she possesses full knowledge of whatever criminal acts the course may entail.

 

s.30: Attempts

 

A citizen shall be guilty of attempting an offence, if

1. He or she should commit acts substantial to the commission of the offence

2. He or she should commit acts substantial to the commission of the offence

3. Substantial acts shall be regarded as acts which go ‘beyond the point of no return’, that is after the commission of which, the attempt cannot be revoked.

4. He who is convinced of an attempt shall be sentenced as if he or she had succeeded in it.

 

s.31: Resisting Arrest

 

A citizen is guilty of resisting arrest, if

1. He is suspected by lawful authorities to have been in breach of the Laws of Austellus, and if

2. Said citizen refuses to surrender to said authorities when taken under arrest.

3. If said citizen, while resisting arrest,

 

a. Causes hurts or wounds, or

b. Otherwise breaches further the Laws of Austellus

 

4. These crimes are to be considered and handled separately.

5. Lawful authorities shall be regarded as

 

a. Any servant sworn by Warden Hallows or the Regulators to keep the peace, and currently upon his or her duty

b. Any citizen lawfully making a citizens’ arrest.

 

s.32: Obstruction of Justice

 

A citizen is guilty of obstructing justice, if

1. He or she should attempt to prevent the course of judicial proceedings, investigations, trials, etc, or

2. If he or she should fabricate or dispose of evidence relevant to such a proceeding, or

3. If he or she should seek to intimidate or threaten any persons relevant to such a proceeding, or

4. If he should seek to prevent a lawful arrest, or inconvenience its execution.

5. The lawful authorities shall be regarded as including

 

a. Any officer of the Guard or servant of Austellus and or the Regulators making a lawful arrest, or

b. Any citizen lawfully making a citizens’ arrest.

(Continued in next post)


s.33: Breaking Bail

 

A citizen shall be guilty of breaking bail, if

1. He or she is charged with an offence against Austellus, and released upon bail, and

2. At the time that he or she is ordered to submit themselves for trial, him or her

  

a. refuses, or

b. fails without good reason

 

3. To present themselves to the magistrate, council or legal authorities; or

4. While charged as per (s.45) he or she should be willfully disobey any conditions of bail which have been placed upon him, e.g. to not leave the city bounds, etc.

 

s.34: Gaol-Breaking

 

A citizen shall be guilty of gaol-breaking, if

1. Having been

             

a. Arrested, or

b. Convicted

 

2. If he or she is held in custody by the Guard of Austellus, the Regulators, and willfully escapes, or removes him or herself, from that custody, or

3. He or she assists others in escaping from such custody.

 

s.35: Perjury or Giving False Witness

 

A citizen shall be guilty of perjury, if

1. During the process of

   

a. A trial in Austellus’ courts

b. Testifying under oath to a servant of Warden Hollows

 

2. He or she should tell falsehoods, or

3. He or she should be found to have created or used false evidence, or

4. He or she should have incited or caused others to create or use false evidence.

 

s.36: Malfeasance in Office

 

A citizen shall be held to be guilty of malfeasance, if

1. He is employed

  

a. In an official capacity by Warden Hollows, or an Officer of the Regulators within the Officer Core.

b. In the discharge of some legal or public duty, and

 

2. While so employed, he should knowingly use his position to cause a breach in Austellus’ laws.

 

Part 9: Rioting

 

s.37: Rioting

 

A citizen shall be guilty of rioting, if

1. While taking part in a gathering as per Section 1

2. He or she is found to have commited violent or threatening acts, of if

3. He or she does not disperse upon the reading upon the Riot Act.

 

s.38: Incitement to Riot 

 

A citizen shall be guilty of incitement to riot, if 

1. He or she should incite public disturbance as under section 1 for the specific purpose of bringing about violence or harm, or

2. If he or she should cause, with or without intent, a public disturbance to become a riot.

 

s.39: Unlawful Gathering

 

A citizen shall be guilty of gathering unlawfully, if

1. He or she should attend a gathering of more than nine persons, in public or private, and

2. Said gathering has been explicitly prohibited by order of Warden Hollows or a commanding officer of the Regulators, or

3. If he or she should incite others to attend such a gathering, or

4. If he or she should, at such a gathering, refuse to disperse when commanded by an Agent of Austellus.

 

s.40: Display of Criminal Association

 

A citizen shall be guilty of display of criminal association, if

1. He or she should be seen wearing articles or clothing that can be clearly identified as being associated with outlawed organizations of the realm, or

2. He or she should be seen wearing articles or clothing that can be clearly identified as being associated with nations or factions currently at war with the realm.

 

Part 10: Concealing Identity / Slander

 

s.41: Concealing Identity

 

A citizen shall be guilty of concealing identity, if

1. He or she refuses to show their naked face to an Agent of Austellus, or

2. He or she deliberately conceals their identity with malicious intent or having a criminal past, or

3. He or she is in affiliations with any criminal organizations representing certain facial wear, such as but not limited to: Masquerades.

 

     *Any wear involving a Circus/Clown/Masquerade facial mask or regalia is banned permanently upon Austellus' soil. Shall someone be apprehended or found to be in possession of one, they are to be immediately apprehended; Part 11: Homeland Security Against Foreign Offenses applies to this in group form.

s.42: Slander

A citizen / individual shall be guilty of slander, if

1. He or she falsely accuses the Sovereign Nation of Austellus, or the Regulators of acusitions to which they did not partake, or

2. He or she speaks negatively in an attempt to spread falsehood of the orginization, or

3. He or she verbally berates and or assaults an Agent of Austellus either on Austellus or on the Mainland.

Homeland Security Act

 A citizen shall be in contravention of this Act if he or she commits any of the following crimes;

 Part 11: Homeland Security Against Foreign Offenses / Property Rights

 s.1: Threat to Homeland Security

A citizen shall be guilty of providing a threat to the inhabitants of Austellus, if

1. He or she is apart of an assaulting/siege organization and or party, or

2. He or she is the mastermind behind an assaulting party, or

3. He or she is apart of said party in any way, to which non-combatants and or belligerents include, or

4. He or she is apart of a group or organization whom attacks Austellus and leads to the death of an Agent of Austellus, known as a Regulator(s), his crime shall be the worse.

     *If a party exceeds 3 individuals, Agents of Austellus reserve the right to search and seizure for the Homeland Security of Austellus, and her inhabitants. Shall they possess any banned material, they will be subject to arrest and questioning.

 s.2: Established Property Rights

 A citizen shall be guilty of withholding rightful property rights, if

1. He or she is refusing to allow a identified Agent of Austellus within their domicile for a search and seizure of any illegal items, or

2. He or she barring entry of said Agent of Austellus for any circumstance.

     *Property is a privilege, and all land / structures and buildings are owned by the Regulators and rented out to the citizens. Warrants aren't needed to investigate, search and or seize items which an Agent of Austellus deems a threat to the safety of the populous.

s.3: Interrogation

Agents of Austellus reserve the right to interrogate a detained or imprisoned individual by any means necessary to obtain vital information, for

1. The safety of the populous of Austellus, or

2. The safety of the Sovereign Nation of Austellus and the surrounding claimed territories, or

3. The safety of the Agents of Austellus and any operations which are being underwent by the Regulators.

The Treason Act

 A citizen shall be in contravention of this Act if he or she commits any of the following crimes;

 Part 12: Treason

 s.1: Petty Treason

A citizen shall be guilty of treason, if

1. He or she commits murder against a Officer, or

2. Whilst a servant or sworn man, he commits murder against any such his superior.

 s.2: High Treason

 A citizen shall be guilty of high treason, if

1. He should perform any unlawful attack against any members of the Regulator’s Officer Core (Major-Warden), or

2. If he or she should plan such an attack, or

3. He or she should attempt in arms to overthrow the Regulators and or Warden Hollows, or 

4. If he or she should make any unlawful attack against any members or Agents of Austellus, commanding officers, justices, whilst they are in office, or

5. If he or she engage in conduct that assists, by word or by deed, an enemy – 

a.) At war with the Regulators, whether or not the state of war has been declared, and 

b.) Specified by proclamation made for the purpose of this paragraph to be an enemy at war with the Regulators, or

6. If he or she should engage in conduct that assists by any means whatsoever, with intent to assist another

(a) hostile-aligned group 

(b) corrupt and or hostile organization that is engaged in armed hostilities against the Regulators.

Three Strikes Act

 A citizen shall be in contravention of this Act if he or she commits any of the following crimes;

 Part 13: Three Strikes

 s.1: Three Strikes

A citizen shall be guilty of Three Strikes, if

1. He or She is arrested and processed 3 times within a 4 month period, or

2. He or She was arrested, processed and escaped custody 3 times, or

3. He or She assists in the escape of an inmate while having any strikes under their name, they will receive one strike and the number of strikes the individual they assisted in the escape will be included for a grand tally on the assailant's behalf.

Court / Trial Proceedings Act

 A citizen shall be in contravention of this Act if he or she commits any of the following crimes;

 Part 14: Court / Trial Behavior and Rights

 s.1: Contempt of Court / Trial

 A citizen shall be guilty of Contempt of Court / Trial, if

1. He or she outbursts during court / trial proceedings with the intent to disturb and or disrupt the judicial process, or

2. He or she physically touches an Agent of Austellus whom is standing guard, or

3. He or she continuously chimes in or interrupts the court / trial proceedings with the intent to disturb and or disrupt the judicial process.

 s.2: Right to Discovery

 A citizen shall be allowed the Right to Discovery, which

1. He or she is allowed to be shown or told of the evidence intended to use against them in the court or trial proceedings, or

2. He or she is allowed to build an appropriate defense against said evidence, and the evidence not shown to the defendant will not and cannot be used against him or her in the court or trial proceedings.

     *Evidence which is only discovered, not not previously known will be accepted in the court / trial proceedings.

 s.3: Right to Appeal

 A citizen shall be allowed the Right to Appeal, which

1. He or she is allowed one (1) opportunity to present newly founded evidence or attempt to convince the court / trial of a less severe punishment, or 

2. He or she is allowed one (1) opportunity within seven (7) days of a capital punishment verdict to appeal for a changed sentence.

     *Appeals do not stack, and you are allowed one (1) single appeal per sentence served. You cannot service two appeals for two separate crimes, only the one for both, at the same time. In some cases, the court / trials have a right to reject an appeal if deemed necessary.

 Part 15: Statute of Limitations

 s.1: Statute of Limitations

A citizen shall only be perused and charged with a crime within six (6) months of the committed offence, if

1. He or she has violated any listed crimes stated above that is not of the following,

a. Murder or the attempt thereof,

b. Kidnapping or the attempt thereof,

c. Assisted murder and or unlawful abduction or the attempt thereof.


Reserved for the addition of future Laws.

I had to repost this a second time because the previous post became too big for me to continue to edit and add more laws.

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Hollows    450

Added: 

Part 2: Killings 

s.3: Murder

4. Suicide or the attempt thereof shall be categorized as attempted murder.

*Basically, attempted suicide is punishable by confinement in the Medical Ward in Fort Hollows on Austellus, where the individual will receive constant medical care to try and help them cope with their depression, or whatever it is which has turned them to the path of suicide. Obviously, someone whom has succeeded with suicide cannot be arrested and tried, and their suicide will be classed as a suicide in official reports yet punishable as a murder offense in the court of Law. This is in place for people who've committed suicide on characters, but have brought them back.

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Castiel    1124

Love it, a tonne of work has clearly gone into this

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