Territorial & Town Laws

Every civilized society needs some form of law and order. While self-defense and protecting your own life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is typically not prosecuted, it’s ultimately up to the official overseeing a trial to determine the outcome.

Whether a trial is held on any charges is up to the defendant, a trial can be waived if they choose to plead guilty. Sentencing will be imposed at the lower range of possibilities in that instance.

Should a sentence or judgement include confiscation of any property or money, all appropriate money and inventory will be manually removed from the character’s database entries.

For purpose of roleplay, time frames for jail terms and probation are converted to “real life” time frames as follows:

  • 1 day/overnight – At least 2 hours RL time.
  • 1 week – 1 full 24 hour day RL time.
  • 1 month/30 days – 1 week RL time.
  • 1 year – 1 month RL time.
  • Life in Prison – Character must be deleted after any “prison” roleplay time is completed.
  • Death Sentence – Character must be deleted after sentence is carried out.

These laws are commonly enforced by towns and territories by US Marshals, Sheriffs, and Sheriff Deputies. If a bounty is issued for a wanted fugitive, it is typically half of the possible fine amount(s). Some jurisdictions may be more strict than others, and laws will be developed and adapted over time.


MISDEMEANORS

OFFENSEPOSSIBLE FINES AND JAIL TIME
Disorderly ConductJailed overnight, $30 fine, restitution as necessary, and 30 days probation.
Unholstering/Brandishing Weapon In Town LimitsJailed overnight, weapon confiscated, $50 fine, and 30 days probation.
AssaultJailed overnight, $30 fine, restitution as necessary, and 30 days probation.
VagrancyJailed overnight, $10 fine, and 30 days probation.

MINOR FELONIES

OFFENSEPOSSIBLE FINES AND JAIL TIME
Petty Theft <$50090 days – 1 year in jail, $500 fine, restitution if necessary, and 1 year probation.
Trespassing30 days in jail, $100 fine, restitution as necessary, and 1 year probation.
Bribery30 days – 1 year in jail, $250 fine, and 1 year probation.
Aggravated Assault1 year – 2 years in jail, $500 fine, and 2 years probation.
Manslaughter1 year – 3 years in jail, $1,000 fine, and 4 years probation
Fraud30 days – 1 year in jail, $200-$500 fine, restitution as necessary, and 1 year probation.
Moonshining30 days – 1 year in jail, $250-$500 fine, and 1 year probation.

MAJOR FELONIES

OFFENSEPOSSIBLE FINES AND JAIL TIME
Robbery >$5001-2 years in jail, $500-$1,000 fine, restitution as necessary, and 1 year probation
Rustling1-2 years in jail, $500-$1,000 fine, restitution as necessary, and 1 year probation.
Assault With Deadly Weapon1-2 years in jail, $500-$1,000 fine, restitution as necessary, and 1 year probation.
Arson2-4 years in jail, $1,000-$2,000 fine, restitution as necessary, and 2 years probation.
Attempted Murder2-4 years in jail, $1,000-$2,000 fine, restitution as necessary, and 2 years probation.
Selling Whiskey/Moonshine to Indians6 months – 1 year in jail, $500 fine, and 1 year probation.
Cheating At Cards6 months – 1 year in jail, $500 fine, and 1 year probation.

HANGING/FIRING SQUAD OFFENSES

OFFENSEPOSSIBLE FINES AND JAIL TIME
MurderLife in prison at hard labor or death penalty. All property confiscated by territory and sold at auction.
Horse/Livestock Theft or KillingLife in prison at hard labor or death penalty. All property confiscated by territory and sold at auction.
Selling Guns to IndiansLife in prison at hard labor or death penalty. All property confiscated by territory and sold at auction.
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