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1.0 - General
Rules and laws for the good governance and administration of the server.

1.1 - Toxicity
Anyone who engages in the following with malicious intent, but is not limited to: personal attacks; insults/name calling; intentionally saying something to cause a negative reaction (trying to trigger someone); someone who intentionally breaks the rules; and or someone who repetitively stirs up drama for their own personal entertainment; a troll.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.2 - Impersonation
Impersonating a staff member and or another player.
Per Offence: Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.3 - Poaching
Attempting to shift a player's interests elsewhere, to a server that a player owns or is partial to.
Per Offence: Warning / Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.4 - Inappropriate Content
Players cannot message, possess, or produce content with adult themes or vulgar language.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 2 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



1.5 - Doxing
Publishing private or identifying information about a player.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban

2.0 - Client Modification
Client modifications that give a player unfair advantages and abilities are prohibited;
This includes Replaymod, but does not include minimap and or FPS Improvement modifications such as Optifine and Badlion.

2.1 - X-Ray
Per Offence: 3 Day Ban + Fine to recover profits made + Repossession of all Ores and Ore-based Equipment / Permanent Ban



2.2 - Other Client Mods
Per Offence: Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban

3.0 - Chat
You need to be patient, respectful, and show maturity at all times on server endorsed chats, forums, and in-game chat.
All Discord terms of service and code of conduct apply on our discord platforms.

3.1 - Threats
Any statement of an intention to inflict real-life hardship, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
Per Offence: Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.2 - Racism
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race.
Per Offence: Warning + Mute / Perm Ban



3.3 - Verbal Harassment
Aggressive verbal pressure or intimidation.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.4 - Sexual Harassment
Unwelcome sexual behaviour, which could be expected to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.5 - Excessive Profanity
Where profanity is; offensive; directed at another player, person, or group of people; and or excessively used.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.6 - Begging/Spamming
Harassing staff for special permissions (e.g.teleport) or using excessive and unreasonable CAPITAL LETTERS.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.7 - Foreign Languages in Global Chat
Using language other than English.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.8 - Controversial Topics
You can not start discussions about controversial topics, such as real world religion or politics.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning / Warning / 1 Hour Mute / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.9 - Advertising - General
Per Offence: Warning / Perm Ban



3.10 - Advertising - Mentioning Discord Servers
DC-Associated discord servers are allowed.
Per Offence: Warning / Perm Ban



3.11 - Advertising - Mentioning Server Names
Advertising other servers on DC or advertising DC on other CIty RP servers.
Per Offence: Warn / Perm Ban



3.12 - Advertising - Discord DMs
Unwelcome advertising or invites (including political) through direct message on discord.
Per Offence: Warn

Unwelcome advertising or invites through direct message on discord. Per Offence: Warn


3.13 - Secretly Recording Voice Channels
Players cannot record a voice channel without all parties consenting unless in Streaming VC.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



3.14 - Blackmail
Players cannot threaten to reveal damaging information or content if a demand is not met.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban

3.15 - Public Intoxication
Where a player excessively uses chat when intoxicated and they understand the effects of drinking on their use of chat.
Per Offence: Verbal Warning + Explanation of Chat Impairment + How to treat impairment / 10m Mute

4.0 - GRIEFING
NOTE: In the wilderness, you are allowed to destroy the property of other players and take from unlocked chests in unregioned areas.

4.1 - Vandalism
Non-permitted and unwanted destruction or construction of server infrastructure of both claimed and unclaimed areas in bad faith, such as destruction of highways and excessive liquid placement and mass obstruction with numerous blocks of the same type.
Minor (<20 blocks), Moderate (20-50 blocks), Major (50> blocks)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



4.2 - Arson
Non-permitted and unwanted destruction by fire, in bad faith.
Minor (<20 blocks), Moderate (20-50 blocks), Major (50> blocks)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



4.3 - Stealing
Taking another individual’s or entity’s property without permission or legal right.
Minor (<20 items), Moderate (20-50 items), Major (50> items)

Per Offence: 15 Minute Jail + Reposes stolen items; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



4.4 - Anti-Graffiti
Non-permitted use of glow ink on a sign on a regioned plot or government-owned property not owned or rented by the offender.
First Offence: Warning
Second Offence: 12 hour ban
Third Offence: 24 hour ban

5.0 - Miscellaneous Rules

5.1 - Alternative Accounts

Only one account per person is permitted.
The server only supports playing from your own account, not another player’s account, even with their permission

Per Offence: Confirmed alternative accounts will be Perm Banned; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.2 - Exploitation of Bugs
Use of and derive benefit from a server bug.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.3 - Fully Automatic Farms
Use of a means of resource gathering that does not require an aspect of player interaction. Egg farms excluded.
Per Offence: Fine to recover profits made; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban



5.4 - AFK-Kick Avoiding
Utilising a method of avoiding away-from-keyboard timeout.
Per Offence: Fine to recover profits made; AND either Warning / 3 Day Temp Ban



5.5 - Ticket Abuse
Unnecessary and intentional frivolous use of the ticket system.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Day Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.6 - Killing Staff on a ticket
Killing a staff member while visibly performing their duties.
Per Offence: Report to Police; AND either Warning / 1 Hour Temp Ban



5.7 - Public Indecency
Nudity (skins or language/actions), sexual acts, and any way to make a minor uncomfortable on our server.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.8 - Redstone Clocks
Any player caught with an automatic looping redstone contraption.
Per Offence: Warning / 1 Week Temp Ban / Perm Ban



5.9 - Lockable Block Bases
Any player caught with a base made out of lockable blocks. Ex: Chests, Barrels
Per Offence: Verbal Warning & 24 hours notice to tear it down / Warning & Immediate Removal of Lockable Blocks / 1 Day Temp Ban & Immediate Removal of Lockable Blocks

6.0 - Property & Building Regulations
Courts may sentence to a maximum of $2000 Fine + 20 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

6.1 - Zoning
Plots are zoned as either commercial, residential, or industrial.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.2 - Residential Plots
Plots beginning with ‘R’ are residential plots (e.g. ‘r - 001’). Residential plots may only have houses built on them. A player is restricted to owning one Residentially zoned plot at any one time. Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule. A citizen may not own more than 1 residential plot of land within the City of Hamilton.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.3 - Commercial Plots
Plots beginning with ‘C’ are commercial plots (e.g. ‘c - 001’). Commercial plots may only have businesses, offices, shops, apartment buildings, and other commercial buildings built on them. A citizen may not own more than 20 commercial plots of land within the City of Hamilton.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.4 - Industrial Plots
Plots beginning with ‘I’ are industrial plots (e.g. ‘i - 001’). Industrial plots may only have factories, warehouses, production facilities built on them. A citizen may not own more than 2 industrial plots of land within the City of Hamilton.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.5 - Building Themes
Themes must be Modern, Victorian, Georgian, Neoclassical, Colonial, or any like design that you would otherwise find in a city.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.6 - Eyesore
If your building is an eyesore, it may be subject to a notice from Building Inspectors.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.7 - Urban Agriculture
You are not allowed to have farms on your plot unless they are underground or hidden.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.8 - Sale of Plots
You can sell your plot back for 90% of the plot’s original price, resell it to another player, or auction the plot.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.9 - Incomplete Plots
You're not allowed to have more than 2 incomplete plots in the city.
Act of Congress - Incomplete Building Clarification Act



6.10 - Completed Buildings
A finished plot is defined as a plot with a completed building which is compliant with the
DemocracyCraft building regulations and has a function, or a finished interior.
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.11 - Inactivity
After 1 month of inactivity, you may be evicted and your items will be vaulted.
Act of Congress - Inactivity Plots Act



6.12 - Build Height Limit
Players cannot have houses with more than three visible floors. As basements and
rooftops aren't entirely visible, they are an exception to this rule.
Act of Congress - Jurisdiction Act



6.13 - Violation of Building Regulations
Violating plot rules and procedures
Per offence: As outlined by Building Inspector guidelines.
Act of Congress - Jurisdiction Act



6.14 - Failure to Disclose
Failure of a party to provide the other parties with all legally required information and or documents which are relevant to a property.
Per Offence: Cost of damages incurred by the recipient as a result of the failure to disclose.
Act of Congress - Regulation Enforcement Act



6.15 - Historical Building Alterations
Changing the physical appearance of a preserved, historical building without permission or consent.
Minor Alteration: $1000 Fine + Verbal Warning
Major Alteration: $3000 Fine + Plot Eviction
Demolished Building: $5000 Fine + Plot Eviction
Act of Congress - Property Definitions Foundation Act



6.16 - Breach of Plot Limitations
Any citizen or exceeds plot limitations is guilty of breaching plot limitations.
Per Offence: 5% of the balance at the time of the fine or $1000 - whichever is higher.



7.0 - Landlords
The tenant must abide by the default rules for apartment renters, however you are able to make your own rules for your own apartment building on top of these. If someone's rent expires, the landlord is allowed to contact a Staff member to vault the previous tenant's items.

7.1 - Minimum Amenities Requirements
The following amenities must be provided free of charge for a residential space to be rentable: 1x bed, 1x double chest or equivalent to, 1x crafting table, 1x furnace
First Offence: $100 fine per breach of law*
Second Offence: $200 fine per breach of law*
Third Offence and after: $300 fine per breach of law, jail for 5 minutes*

*Offenders will have 24 hours to correct all violations starting at the time of warning.
Act of Congress - LDV Minimum Amenities Adjustment Act



7.2 - Wrongful Eviction
Evicting a tenant without reasonable notice or refund
Per Offence: Up to $5000 + Rental Fees Refunded, which may be disputed in court.

8.0 - Tenants
Respect the wishes and rules of your Landlord. If you do not like them, you’re allowed to move to a different place of residence;
Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, and parrots are allowed in apartments unless told otherwise by the landlord.

8.1 - Prohibited Items in Dwellings
The following are prohibited in apartments: farm animals (sheep, chickens, and cows; ) any type of farms; any types of liquid source blocks; Nether portals; and chest shops.
Per Offence: $100 fine
Act of Congress - LDV Dwelling Items Act

9.0 - Wilderness & Wildlife
Griefing of unregioned player property and PvP in the wilderness is allowed;
Players are unable to mine, grief or construct 500 blocks from the City;
You are allowed to claim up to 4096 blocks of land in the wilderness, which disallows other players to grief you;
Unless given permission, your region needs to be at least 20 blocks away from another player’s region;
It costs $10/block to claim land in the Wild and Regions in the wild where the owner is inactive for more than 3 months will have the region deleted. This will not be vaulted.

Act of Congress - Third WAP Act

Courts may sentence to a maximum of $2000 Fine + 30 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

9.1 - Overcrowding
Any animal farm, regioned or not, must have no less than four blocks per animal. (Chickens require a minimum of two blocks). An individual can not have over 300 animals/mobs in total.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + 24 hours to fix issues.
Second Offence: $500 fine + 10 Minutes Jail + Excess animals euthanised.
Third Offence: $1000 fine + 15 Minutes Jail + All animals euthanised.
Act of Congress - Jurisdiction Act



9.2 - Pet Limitation
If a citizen has more than 5 tamed animals following them.
Per offence: 10 minutes Jail + asked to surrender any extra animals to the DER’s animal shelter.



9.3 - End Portal Obstruction
Impeding the use of; regioning; or access of an End Portal.
Per offence: Region removal.



9.4 - National Park Vandalism
Punishments relating to actions taken to/on national park grounds follow, rangers and police officers have the right to enforce.
  • The breaking, placing, replacing, moving, or any other form of altering any blocks within National Parks without the exclusive permission of the DER is a criminal offence and offenders will be punished as follows: $5 fine per block altered Per Offence
  • The hunting and murder of wild and private animals within National Parks is a criminal offence and offenders will be punished as follows: $30 Per Offence
  • The ignition of any blocks or objects within a National Park is a criminal offence and offenders will be punished as follows: $250 fine + 10 minutes jail time Per Offence
  • The set up of private property within National Parks without the exclusive permission of the DER is a criminal offence and offenders will be punished as follows: $50 fine + revocation of all land that was considered to be illegal private property Per Offence.
The set up of farms within National Parks regardless of land ownership status is a criminal offence and offenders will be punished as follows: $5 fine per block + revocations of all land that was claimed by the offender Per Offence

10.0 - Commerce
Courts may sentence to a maximum of $20,000 Fine + Fine of Company Funds + 60 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

10.1 - Fraud
A dishonest or illegal scheme of obtaining something of value.
First Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $200 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Second Offence: 20 Minutes Jail + $250 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Third Offence and after: 60 minutes jail + $300 fine + Repossession of items/monies.
Act of Congress - Jurisdiction Act



10.2 - Tax Evasion
Using unlawful means of business in order to avoid paying taxes where you would have otherwise been required to pay tax.
Per Offence: $100 - $10,000 fine
https://democracycraft.net/threads/tax-evasion-revaluation-act.2425/



10.3 - Market Allocation, Bid Rigging, Price Fixing and Monopolization
Unfair Business practices
Per Offence: Up to $10,000 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Corporate Crimes Act



10.4 - Failure to Display Odds
Any kind of gambling company must publicly display the odds of winning on each machine via a sign. Odds being in the format Chance to win:Chance to lose (example 3:6 for a 3/9 chance to win).
Per Offence: $1000 Fine
Act of Congress - Casino Regulations Act



10.5 - False Casino Odds
Casinos that display fake odds of winning on an automated machine.
Per Offence: $2500 Fine
Act of Congress - Casino Regulations Act



10.6 - Unauthorized Medical Sales
No citizen of Redmont may sell or distribute pharmaceutical or medical goods on the property of government-owned medical facilities without approval from the Department of Health.
First Offence: $50 Fine + Revenue from sales
Second Offence: $150 Fine + Revenue from sales
Third Offence: $450 Fine + Revenue from sales

Act of Congress - DOH Property Protection Act | DemocracyCraft

11.0 - Business
In order to start a business, you must have the entrepreneur qualification.
In order to apply for government grants and support, you must register your business here on forums with the Department of Education and Commerce. You're allowed to hire employees to complete certain tasks, depending on the business. Your company’s name can’t be similar to another one.
Act of Congress - Jurisdiction Act

Courts may sentence to a maximum of $20,000 Fine + Fine of Company Funds + 60 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.



11.1 - Corporate Espionage
Any parties participating in, or accessory to the gathering, infiltration, or compromise of any sensitive company information that has not already been released to the public under the instruction of the company's controlling interest.
Per Offence: The courts may fine up to $10,000 or up to 15% of the company balance.



11.2 - Market Manipulation
Any act to artificially inflate or deflate the value of a company or stock for personal gain.
Per Offence: Up to $5000 Fine



11.3 - Insider Trading
Buying or selling a stock based on non-public information that would substantially impact a trader’s decision to buy or sell.
Per Offence: Up to $3,000 Fine + paying back all the profit achieved by the insider trading.



11.4 - Union Busting
Employers who take action to disrupt or engage in conduct to dismantle a union.
Per Offence: $1000-$5000 fine
https://www.democracycraft.net/thre...ycraft.net/threads/corporate-crimes-act.5159/



11.6 - Market Allocation
Any sort of deal wherein two or more businesses agree to allocate “territory” to one another to prevent regional competition.
Per Offence: Up to $10,000 Fine + 10 minutes jail.



11.7 - Bid Rigging
Any sort of deal wherein two or more businesses agree to not bid against one another to minimize their losses.
Per Offence: Up to $10,000 Fine + 10 minutes jail + Full reimbursement of initial funds.



11.8 - Price Fixing
Any sort of deal wherein two or more businesses agree to keep prices at a certain point to avoid price competition.
Per Offence: Up to $10,000 Fine + 10 minutes jail.



11.9 - Monopolization
Any sort of deal wherein two or more businesses seek to merge into a single entity or owner-subsidiary relationship that controls a disproportionately large amount of market share in any particular market.
Per Offence: Up to $10,000 Fine + 10 minutes jail.

12.0 - Medical
Courts may sentence to a maximum of $1000 Fine + 20 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

12.1 - Possessing Medical Objectives outside of a Government-approved Medical Facility
Possessing, selling, trading, or crafting medical objectives outside Government-approved Medical Facilities is prohibited. Paramedics are exempt from this law. Does not include goods sold in the hospital's pharmacy, excluding the Vaccine Prescription.
First Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $100 Fine
Second Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $500 Fine + Removed from Department of Health for a period of 2 months.
Third Offence: Removal of all medical objectives + $1000 Fine + Removed from Department of Health indefinitely.
Act of Congress - Freedom of Health Act



12.2 - Contagious Diseases
The transmitting of a disease to another player, the refusal to follow health directives to contain a disease, or the refusal of treatment of a contagious disease in a timely manner.
Per Offence: The player will be detained, fined for the cost of cure, as well as an additional fine of $20 per 15 minutes. The player may also be liable for others’ health costs should they be responsible for transmitting the disease - this can be disputed in court.
Act of Congress - Contagious Clarification Act



12.3 - Faking a Disease
Pretending to have a disease in bad faith.
First Offence: $20 Fine
Second Offence: $40 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Faking Act



12.4 - Player Distribution of Cures to other Players
The sale or gifting of medical objectives, excluding items that are sold in pharmacies. Does not include goods sold in the hospital's pharmacy, excluding the Vaccine Prescription.
First Offence: $40 Fine per Objective.
Second Offence: $60 Fine per Objective + 15 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $80 Fine per Objective + 30 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Freedom of Health Act



12.5 - Doctors Selling in Bulk
Doctors, not Pharmacists, over-supplying medical objectives required to treat an illness. Over-supplying medical objectives required to treat an illness.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + Report to Health Secretaries
Second Offence: $40 fine + Report to Health Secretaries
Third Offence: $80 fine + Report to Health Secretaries
Act of Congress - Freedom of Health Act

13.0 - PVP & Trespassing
Initiating unwanted PvP in a city is illegal unless both parties give consent.
PvP is fully legal in the Wilderness.
A player may defend themselves with reasonable force should someone else initiate PvP on them.

Courts may sentence to a maximum of $1500 Fine + 60 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

13.1 - Assault
Assault is the act of hitting a player, causing a loss of no more than 3 hearts; or putting them in a place of danger, (such as pointing a weapon at them.)
First Offence: $20 Fine + 5 minute jail
Second Offence: $50 Fine + 10 minute jail
Third Offence and After: $100 Fine + 15 minute jail
Act of Congress - Assault Repair Act



13.2 - Verbal Threats
This is active when a player is threatening a player with a gun to do something.
Per Offence: $100 Fine
Act of Congress - Verbally Threatening Act



13.3 - Animal Murder
Whenever a player kills another player’s animal without consent.
First Offence: $150 made payable to the victim + 10 minutes jail time
Second Offence: $500 made payable to the victim + 20 minutes jail time
Third Offence and after: $500 payable to the victim, 30 minutes jail, revocation of firearms license
Act of Congress - Pet Protection Act



13.4 - Attempted Murder
Attempted Murder is the act of repetitively hitting a player, causing a loss of more than 3 hearts. Note: This law overrides Assault.
Per Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Murder Act



13.5 - Murder
Murder is the act of unlawfully killing another player
Note: this law overrides attempted murder, assault, and trespassing
Per Offence: $100 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Murder Act



13.6 - Trespassing
To enter or be in a place without the consent of the owner or management of the place; to remain in the place after being requested to leave (minimum of two warnings or a sign) grants the owner legal authority to initiate PvP provided they can prove that the trespasser was warned.
First Offence: $20 + 5 minutes jail time
Second Offence: $60 fine + 10 minutes jail time
Third Offence and after: $100 fine + 15 minutes jail time
Act of Congress - SLATT Act



13.7 - Bank Trespassing
Trespassing behind the “no trespassing signs” in the bank, which includes going behind the glass and/or entering the vault.
First Offence: $100 fine and 10 minutes jail time
Second Offence: $200 fine and 20 minutes jail time
Third Offence and After: $300 fine and 25 minutes jail time



13.8 - Violent Disorder
Where 3 or more persons who are present together use or threaten unlawful violence and the conduct of them (taken together) is such as would cause a person at the scene to fear for his personal safety
Per Offence: $50 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Public order Act



13.9 - Harassment
A person who uses disorderly behavior to an individual, a group of individuals or on global chat, that may be deemed to a reasonable person as causing harassment, alarm or distress, will be guilty of an offence.
Per Offence: $50-80 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail



13.10 - Dispersal Order
An identified person or group of persons may be subject to a dispersal order should they be continuously inciting and/or conducting violence against others they would be in breach of this order.
First Offence: $30 fine
Second Offence: $60 fine
Excess Offences: 5 minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Public order Act



13.11 - Conspiracy to use a Weapon of Mass Destruction
A player is guilty of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction whereby they contain on their person, within their virtual chests, or physical belongings biological or nuclear weapons with expressed intent to use the weapons.
First Offence: $100 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $250 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $500 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time

Act of Congress - Weapons of Mass Destruction Act



13.12 - Use of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
A player is guilty of using a weapon of mass destruction when it is discharged by the player.
First Offence: $500 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $750 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $1000 per individual WOMD use + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time

Act of Congress - Weapons of Mass Destruction Act



13.13 - Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction
A player is guilty of possessing a weapon of mass destruction whereby they contain on their person, within their virtual chests, or physical belongings biological or nuclear weapons.
First Offence: $100 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license.
Second Offence: $250 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 5 minutes jail time
Third Offence: $500 per individual WOMD + confiscation of weapons and firearms license + 10 minutes jail time

Act of Congress - Weapons of Mass Destruction Act



13.14 - Villager Murder
Killing a villager.
Per Offence: $800 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Reformed Defense of Villagers Act



13.15 - Bank Robbery
The act or instance of stealing from a bank.
Per offence: $1000 fine + 10 minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Bank Robbery Act



13.16 - Drugging
A person who drugs another person without their consent.
First Offence: $50 fine and 5 minutes of jail time.
Second Offence: $100 fine and 10 minutes of jail time.
Third Offence and After: $200 fine and 15 minutes of jail time



13.17 - Trial By Combat
In the event that any entity sues another, either the Plaintiff or the Defendant may request a Trial by Combat at any time. In the event that both Plaintiff and Defendant agree to a Trial by Combat, they shall settle the case through in-game PvP.

13.18 - Prison Escape
The action of getting out of the prison before the end of the jail duration.
First Offence: $200 Fine
Second Offence: $350 + 5 minutes jail in addition to the original jail duration.
Third Offence: $500 Fine + 10 minutes jail in addition to the original jail duration.

14.0 - Transportation & Roads
All main roads must be 9 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete, black concrete powder tarmac, and white concrete, white concrete powder lines. All narrow roads must be 5 blocks wide, consisting of black concrete, black concrete powder tarmac. All roads where practicable will have a footpath and guttering.
Vehicles are any rideable entities and must follow all road laws when being driven/ridden.
Animals will be handled by the DER if they need to be put in the pound.

Courts may sentence to a maximum of $1000 Fine + 20 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

14.1 - Careless Driving
Driving on the sidewalk or anywhere off the road or not as a road or drivable area assigned or marked region with the exception of on your own plot; blocking the street and or traffic; not driving in an appropriate speed (driving too slowly or too fast); driving on the wrong side of the road; driving in a way that endangers drivers or pedestrians; driving in the wrong direction.
First Offence: $40 Fine + Verbal Warning
Second Offence: $60 Fine
Third Offence: $100 Fine.



14.2 - Improper Parking
Parking a vehicle on a public or government land, not in at designated parking bay, property owners have full discretion of this on their property however the vehicle owner can contest this in court
Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release)
Act of Congress - PIPIPUPU Act




14.3 - Abandoned Vehicles
Vehicles that are left in the same location for a period of over 14 days, without the consent of the property owner.
Per Offence: Vehicle Impounded ($60 fee on release).



14.4 - Driving Under the Influence
Driving with 8% or more drunkenness (as judged by /brew info).
Per Offence: $40 Fine.
Act of Congress - Saviour Act

15.0 - Court, Trials, and Police

15.1 - Frivolous Court Case

Lodging a legal case that has no serious purpose or value.
Per Offence: $60 Fine.
Act of Congress - Saviour Act



15.2 - Perjury
Giving knowingly incorrect testimony to the Government shall be considered Perjury.
Per Offence: Maximum 2 hours Jail, $1000 - $50,000 Fine.
Act of Congress - Perjury Act



15.3 - Obstruction of Justice
Wilfully interfering with the process of justice through influencing, threatening, harming, or impeding a witness, potential witness, police officer or by providing false information.
First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: 5 Minutes Jail + $10 Fine
Third Offence: 10 Minutes Jail + $20 Fine
Act of Congress - Saviour Act



15.4 - Resisting Arrest
Intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent a police officer from effecting an authorised arrest on themself. Leaving while a police officer is pursuing you will be also considered resisting arrest.
Per Offence: $60 fine plus an additional $60 for every 15 minutes in which arrest was resisted, capped at $750.
Act of Congress - Resisting Arrest Amendment Act



15.5 - Contempt of Court
The act of speaking in a court case when not involved or summoned to provide testimony, the failure to respond to a summons issued by the court, and or the violation of court procedure.
First Offence: $250 Fine
Second Offence: $350 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $450 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail.



15.6 - Contempt of Congress
To refuse to testify, won't provide information requested by the House or the Senate, or obstructs an inquiry by a congressional committee.
First Offence: $200 Fine
Second Offence: $300 Fine
Third Offence: $400 Fine



15.7 - Police Misconduct
Any officer found guilty in court to be issuing punishments that conflict with the punishments specifically outlined is to have committed Police Misconduct.
Per Offence: Fine - $500 - $10,000, maximum 30min Jail, and the offending officer may be stripped of their officer position and be temporarily or permanently barred from serving as an officer in the future.
Act of Congress - Protection of the Public Act



15.8 - False Accusations
Falsely accusing someone of a crime and attempting to incur legal punishment when they could reasonably infer that the accused was innocent.
First Offense: $100 fine
Second Offense: $250 fine
Third Offense: $400 fine and 5 minutes jail time.
False Accusations Act

16.0 - Corruption, Government, & Elections

16.1 - Corruption

To use a government position, elected or otherwise, to benefit one's private interests or corporate ventures. By applying for a position or being elected into a position in government, the player agrees to serve the server over themselves.
Per Offence: Courts may order up to $5000 in fines + Removal from public office for a period no longer than 2 months.



16.2 - Campaign Espionage Act
Any parties participating in or accessory to the gathering, infiltration, or compromise of any sensitive information related to a political campaign that has not already been released to the public, under the instruction of another campaign or entity working in association with another campaign.
Per Offence: Up to $5000 fine to all those involved in the espionage + removal and exclusion of all parties involved from public office for a period of two months.
Act of Congress - Campaign Espionage Act



16.3 - Identifying a Whistleblower
Revealing a whistleblower. No employer may discharge, demote, suspend, threaten, harass, or in any other manner discriminate against a covered individual in the terms and conditions of employment of the covered individual because of any lawful act done by the covered individual to report information regarding a violation of a corporate crime.
Per Offence: Up to $2000 Fine.
Act of Congress - Corporate Crimes Act
Act of Congress - Whistleblowers Act



16.4 - Illicit Campaigning
Campaigning to a player with less than 4 hours of playtime or on the “Do Not Contact” list or campaigning in a non-politics discord channel/ non-politics server related to DC.
First Offence: Verbal warning + DOJ provides the necessary documentation to the player so the same mistake is not made again.
Second Offence: $200 Fine
Third Offence: $500 Fine + 10 Minutes Jail
Fourth Offence: Courts may order up to $3000 in fines + Removal from public office for a period no longer than 1 month.
Act of Congress - Fair Campaigning Act



16.5 - Disclosure of Government Secret Information
Disclosing Secret information of the Government, related to the State’s Affairs.
Per Offence: $500 Fine + Removal of the Official at the 3rd Offence
Rescinded - APGI Act



16.6 - Electoral Fraud
Any player caught rigging/meddling with an election through, but not limited to: the use of alternate accounts, bribery, and or threats.
Per Offence: Courts may order up to $25,000 in fines + issue a temporary or permeant barring from holding public office.

17.0 - Miscellaneous Laws
Courts may sentence to a maximum of $5000 Fine + 40 Minutes Jail for any offences violated in this section, unless otherwise specified more, in accordance with the Criminal Court Sentencing Act.

17.1 - Incitement
The attempt to coax or encourage someone to break the law.
First Offence: $100 fine
Second Offence: $200 fine + 5 min Jail
Third Offence: $300 fine + 10 min Jail
Act of Congress - Saviour Act



17.2 - Sign Abuse
The frivolous use of a government service sign, such as, but not limited to, the doctor call-out sign, the ranger call-out sign, and the tour guide call-out sign.
First Offence: $40 Fine
Second Offence: $80 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Third Offence: $200 Fine + 15 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Sign Abuse Act



17.3 - Weaponry in safe zones
The possession of weapons in safe zones (Hospital, Spawn, Capitol, Government House, and the Courthouse)
First Offence: Verbal Warning
Second Offence: $40 Fine
Third Offence: $60 Fine + 5 Minutes Jail
Act of Congress - Saviour Act



17.4 - Public Nuisance
Willfully causing substantial and unreasonable interference by disrupting, destroying, or trolling DPA-sanctioned Events, government-sanctioned events, or political rallies of any kind in its planning, building/creation, and or execution.
First Offence: Verbal Warning + Dismissal from event (if participating).
Second Offence: $60 Fine.
Third Offence: Jailed until the conclusion of the event.
Act of Congress - Saviour Act



17.5 - Giving / Asking for Exam Answers
Asking and giving an exam question or an attempt of trying to give an exam answer is not allowed.
Per Offence: $20 Fine
Act of Congress - Cheating Act



17.6 - Drug Trafficking
Trafficking of illicit substances.
First Offence: 5 minutes jail + $150 fine
Second Offence: 10 minutes jail + $300 fine
Third Offence: 20 minutes jail + $500 fine
Act of Congress - Drug Trafficking and Possession Legalization Act



17.7 - Conspiracy to Commit A Crime
An entity involved in malice aforethought, if found guilty will receive punishment.
Misdemeanor: Fine - $50 - $1000
Felony: Fine - $500 - $25,000
Act of Congress - Conspiracy Act



17.8 - Slander
A purposeful false statement of a player to cause damage to that player's reputation.
Per Offence: Minimum of $50.
Act of Congress - Defamation Act October 2020



17.9 - Locking Items
Locking any object that can be locked, such as chests, signs, doors, and trap doors, on another person's property without their permission. This also applies to government buildings.
First Offence: Verbal Warning.
After First Offence for each item locked: $50.
https://forums.democracycraft.net/threads/locking-of-items-act.477/



17.10 - Suspension Violation
Ignoring the orders of a government department to cease in taking an exam for a job of said department.”
First Offence: $100 fine
Second Offence: $200 fine
Third Offence: $300 fine
Act of Congress - Order of Suspension Act



17.11 - Breach of Copyright
Copying an individual's work, reproducing an individual's work, distributing copies of an individual's work , and any other breach as defined in the act.
Per Offence: The return of all revenue generated from use of the material to the original owner + reasonable compensation as decided by the courts.
Act of Congress - Intellectual Property Protections Act



17.12 - Obstruction of an Emergency Service
An entity who has conspired to or engaged in obstructing functions vital to public safety.
Per Offence: Up to $4000 Fine.



17.13 - Accomplice to a Crime
Someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime.
Per Offence: Maximum 75% of listed offence punishments.
Act of Congress - Accomplice Act



17.14 - Accessory to a Crime
Someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime without directly taking part in it.
Per Offence: Maximum 50% of listed offence punishments.
Act of Congress - Accomplice Act

Staff retain full discretion over server rules and anything beyond these listed rules.
 
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