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FNR | The Criminal Code Act



Founded January 15, 2016 - United December 25, 2016

Master DispatchThe Legislative BranchLegal CodeThe Criminal Code Act




Name: The Criminal Code Act
Serial Number: RL-004


Date of Passage: 2021/06/26
Brief Purpose: To provide for the protection and safety of the regional community through the implementation of criminal law.

The Criminal Code Act


Section I: High Crimes

  1. The following acts shall be considered high crimes and shall come with the maximum punishment of an indefinite ban.

  2. Any citizen who levies, attempts to levy, incites others to levy, or attempts to incite others to levy war against The Free Nations Region; seizes, attempts to seize, incites others to seize, or attempts to incite others to seize a position unlawfully; or uses, attempts to use, incites others to use, or attempts to incite others to use the powers of any position gained unlawfully is guilty of the offense of Treason.

  3. Any citizen who aids, attempts to aid, incites others to aid, or attempts to incite others to aid enemies of The Free Nations Region in a time of war or rebels, incites, or attempts to incite rebellion against the government or the chain of command of the Free Nations Defense Association (FNDA) from within the region or outside of it is guilty of the offense of Sedition.

  4. Any citizen who, with the intent to damage or destroy the relevant communication platform, undertakes any action which could cause a communication platform to go out of service or lose information; undertakes, or attempts to undertake, any action in a region in which they are not a resident to waste space on forums or to cause forums to crash, including any attempts to force a denial of service error on any communication platform; undertakes, or attempts to undertake, any attempt to flood the RMB of a region which is not their normal abode; gains, or attempts to gain, controls or obtains passwords to communication platforms by deception, is guilty of the offense of Off-Site Terrorism.

  5. Any citizen who shares classified information with those that don't have the clearance to view such information is guilty of the offense of Espionage.

Section II: Felonies

  1. The following acts shall be considered felonies and shall come with the maximum punishment of an eight-month ban.

  2. Any citizen who conceals previous regional affiliations on their citizenship application, conceals previous aliases used in other regions or in FNR when applying for citizenship, or provides misleading or deceitful information in an attempt to obtain citizenship or more than one account with citizenship is guilty of the offense of Lying on a Citizenship Application.

  3. Any citizen who attempts to force someone to provide favors of material or substantive value or undertake actions with a threat to release incriminating, compromising, or injurious information which is not widely known in The Free Nations Region is guilty of the offense of Blackmail.

  4. Any citizen who attempts to force someone to provide favors of material or substantive value or undertake actions with a threat to release untrue information is guilty of the offense of Extortion.

  5. Any citizen who represents, attempts to represent, or purports to represent the region in an official capacity in a domestic or foreign environment without proper legal authorization is guilty of the offense of Unlawful Representation.

  6. Any Moderator or Administrator who deletes or edits any message without authorization from the Court or just cause; deletes or edits a user account or the information contained within without authorization from the Court or just cause; alters or attempts to alter moderation logs; uses or attempts to use administrator or moderator powers to assist a criminal act; or commits other actions unbecoming of an administrator or moderator is guilty of the offense of Abuse of Administrative Powers.

  7. Any citizen who alters or deletes government dispatches or historical documents in a manner not allowed for in regional law is guilty of the offense of Damage to Government Property.

  8. Any citizen who accesses another account without the express permission of the account owner is guilty of Profile Trespassing.

  9. Any citizen holding the gameside delegate position who exercises functions obtained due to their position in contradiction to regional law is guilty of the offense of Unauthorized Use of Gameside Delegate Functions.

  10. Any citizen who impersonates or attempts to impersonate another individual or falsely represents or attempts to represent an organization or entity is guilty of the offense of Identity Fraud.

  11. Any citizen who sends unauthorized recruitment or welcoming telegrams, sends authorized telegrams with unauthorized edits, recruits from a region other than a Game-Created Region without authorization, recruits from any region contrary to treaty law, falsely reports, or causes software tools to falsely report, a telegram count to be included in official government records or processes or otherwise interferes with recruiting or welcoming efforts is guilty of the offense of Unlawful Interference with Recruitment or Welcoming.

  12. Any citizen who communicates an untrue and potentially injurious statement about another person or entity with the intent to injure that person or entity to a third party shall be guilty of the offense of Defamation.

  13. Any citizen who shows repeated disregard for the proper procedures of the Court; purposefully disrupts, derails, or otherwise disturbs the order within the Court; fails to follow the orders of the Presiding Judge within the Court; provides false information to the Court; or fails to follow a court order or sentence is guilty of the offense of Contempt of Court.

  14. Any citizen who commits multiple or frequent misdemeanors is guilty of the offense of Repeated Misdemeanors and may have their offenses upgraded to a Felony by the presiding Justice.

  15. Any citizen who provides or offers anything of monetary value to an individual or group in an attempt to influence an election or appointment is guilty of the offense of Bribery.

  16. Any citizen who posts, sends, or uses pictures or text that a reasonable person would consider vulgar, profane, lewd, or unacceptably graphic in nature on any regional property, or directs such content towards another FNR member without express consent, is guilty of the offense of Breach of Community Standards.

  17. Except as otherwise provided by law, any citizen who attempts to deceive the government by making a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement, or by omitting, concealing, or hiding a material fact in an interaction with the government, including in official election filings or confirmation hearings, is guilty of the offense of Making False Statements.

Section III: Misdemeanors

  1. Any citizen who commits multiple or frequent infractions is guilty of the offense of Repeated Infractions under this law and is liable to having their offenses upgraded to a Misdemeanor by the Attorney General or Justice presiding over such a case and liable to a punishment up to a maximum sentence of a one-month ban.

  2. Any citizen who publicly advertises membership, directly or through prolonged conversation, of a foreign region or areas not operated by the administration or government, unless in furtherance of a legitimate governmental interest, is guilty of the offense of External Recruitment and liable to a punishment up to a maximum sentence of a seven-day ban.

Section IV: Infractions

  1. Any citizen who, in any area not designated to allow spamming, undertakes any action that wastes space, including through repetitive posting or messaging, in a manner that a reasonable person would conclude does not add even a minimum of value to the discussion or makes repeated posts or messages in a thread, channel, or equivalent area with a publicly posted and explicit purpose in a manner disruptive to normal administrative or governmental function is guilty of the offense of Unlawful Spamming.

  2. Any citizen who engages in frequent, prolonged, or ongoing behavior that a reasonable person would consider unacceptable to the community including offensive language, insinuations of threat, or directing unnecessarily hostile language at an individual is guilty of the offense of Fostering a Hostile Environment under this law.

Section V: Statute of Limitations

  1. There shall be no Statute of Limitations for High Crimes.

  2. If a Felony charge is not submitted to the Court within 180 days of the date that the alleged crime occurred, the charge may not be pursued.

  3. If a Misdemeanor charge is not submitted to the Court within thirty days of the date that the alleged crime occurred, the charge may not be pursued.

  4. The Statute of Limitations for Aiding and Abetting a Crime shall correspond with the class of crime that was aided and/or abetted.

  5. The Statute of Limitations may be waived by the Court if it believes that the case could not have been brought earlier.

Section VI: Court Jurisdiction and Further Proceedings

  1. The Court will have jurisdiction over all actions on all platforms maintained or provided by the government, as well as any actions of an individual outside of these venues if those actions harm a citizen or the government of The Free Nations Region.

  2. A citizen shall be considered guilty if they have fulfilled the objective element of a crime. A defendant may exculpate themselves by proving they did not intend to commit the prohibited act.

  3. Any citizen who willfully aids, counsels, commands, induces or procures the commission of a crime is guilty of Aiding and Abetting a Crime and is liable to a punishment at judicial discretion not exceeding the maximum punishment for that crime.

  4. Any conviction of a high crime, felony, or misdemeanor may result in the removal of the convicted defendant's Citizenship at the Court's discretion via a unanimous decision.
    The court shall apply a criminal law that it finds unclear or unambiguous in the manner most favorable to the defendant.

Section VII: Persona Non Grata

  1. Any non-citizen may be declared Persona Non Grata with the consent of the President, the Vice President, and the Cabinet and shall be immediately banned from all regional properties. Persona Non Grata status may be removed with the consent of the same group.

  2. Declarations of Persona Non Grata status will be publicly announced and all supporting evidence must be simultaneously made public. Removal of Persona Non Grata status will be publicly announced.

  3. Persona Non Grata may be declared for planning or executing an attempt to infiltrate and influence any regional vote, planning or executing a raid against The Free Nations Region, planning or executing a coup d'état against the government, or inciting or attempting to incite rebellion against the government.

  4. Any Citizen may file a case in the Supreme Court asking for the removal of Persona Non Grata status from an individual. The Supreme Court may remove Persona Non Grata status if the evidence against that person is proven to be unsubstantial.

The Dispatch Office of FNR

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