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Washington - Laws & Policies [RP] [#10]
Please beware these are NOT the rules, only RP laws that police must enforce. (That are in proper Uniform)
PUBLISHED BY THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF WASHINGTON



WASHINGTON STATE CODE

  • Section 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
    • Chapter 1. INTERPRETATION
      • (1) JURISDICTION
        • This document is the official code (laws) of the State of Washington. It is to be followed by all inhabitants of the State of Washington and is in effect during the term of a Mayor who endorses this code.
        (2) PUNISHMENTS
        • Punishments will vary depending on the discretion of the authority involved. As a result, ticket amounts, jail times issued by arrest initiators and Judges, and arrest warrant rewards are listed only as recommendations.
        (3) POLICE DISCRETION
        • All Laws must be enforced to the law book, but officers may choose punishment times and bails.
        (4) DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY
        • Officers must destroy all illegal items, whether found or confiscated, immediately.
        (5) EVIDENCE
        • ‘Reasonable evidence’ does not include chat. There must be a living eyewitness to the event for the evidence to be used to initiate an arrest.
        (6) LIMITATION
        • All crimes which have been witnessed may only be ticketed, arrested, or warranted within 3 minutes of the crime occurring.

    • Chapter 2. ENTRENCHMENT
      • (7) MAYORS NOT TO CHANGE CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THIS CODE
        • (a) Titles 4 and 6 may not be changed unless authorized by an Administrator.
        • (b) This section may not be changed unless authorized by an Administrator.


  • Section 2. CRIMES
    • Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • (1) INFO
        • (a) All laws are upheld by the Seattle Police Force.(That are in proper Uniform)
      • (2) MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT
        • (a) The maximum jail time that may be given as punishment for a crime is ten minutes.
        • (b) The maximum bail (Police Officer) is 500
        • (c) The maximum bail (Swat Officer) is 750
        • (d) The maximum bail (Police Chief) is 1,000
        • (e) The maximum bail (Police Deputy) is 2,000
        • (f) The maximum bail (Police Captain) is 3,000
        • (g) The maximum bail (Judge Permission) is 4,000
        • (g) The maximum bail (Mayor Permission) is 5,000


        Chapter 2. TICKETABLE OFFENCES
        • (3) DEFINITION
          • Ticketable offenses are offenses where the suspect can be ticketed for committing them. These offenses alone cannot result in an arrest or warrant.
        • (R] GUIDELINE
          • If there is multiple Ticketable Offenses. Law Enforcements can not add each ticketable offense to exceed the max of either the Low Offense or High Offense.
          • Police can NO LONGER be ticketed for having and Unlicensed/Expired weapon
      • High Ticket Offenses (Recommended Min 250/Max tickets cannot exceed 600)
        • (1) Possession of an unlicensed weapon, except when the weapon is going to be licensed within the immediate future.
        • (2) Public Discharge of any weapon.
        • (3) Inciting Panic
        • (4) Wearing any piece of police Clothing (only if less than 3 not per piece)
      • Attachment Sub Section (A)
        • (1) Possession high-capacity drums are allowed and no longer can be ticketed for having them.
        • (2) Possession of a visible Military Fragmentation Magazine
      • Traffic Sub Section (B)
        • (1) Driving at night without lights on
        • (2) Reckless driving
        • (3) Oneway Windshield
      • Low Ticket Offenses (Recommended Amount 200/max ticket will not exceed 250)
        • (1) Disturbing of the peace.
        • (2)1 License plate.
        • (3)No license plate, impound or double the ticket amount.
        • (4) Vandalism is not allowed. Hitting any type of property. Light polls, Fences, Traffic lights, and any other Washington property.
      • Police Safety Sub Section (B)
        • (3) Taunting an Officer to arrest/ticket
      • Public Decency & Protection Sub Section (C)
        • (1) Public brandishing of a sharp object
        • (2) Public display/act of gambling (gambling must be in a casino)


  • Chapter 3. ARRESTABLE OFFENCES
    • (5) DEFINITION
      • Arrestable offenses are offenses where a suspect may be liable for an arrest. In cases where a dangerous situation could be created, an officer may issue a ticket instead of an arrest.
    • (6) CRIMES LIABLE TO ARREST
      • (a) Whosoever commits any of these is liable to arrest:
        • (1) Possession of three or more unlicensed weapons.
        • (2) Possession of one or more illegal items (4 W.S. Code § 2) except for;
          • (A) Police chiefs and over, who may carry and use grenades, raw explosives, rockets, and missiles. This does not, however, allow other illegal items to be possessed. All police officers may use charges. SWAT may also carry and use grenades.
        • (3) Possession of any prohibited weapons (4 W.S. Code § 1) except for;
          • (A) All police officers and the Mayor may use these weapons. The Mayor is restricted from using explosive launchers and light machine guns, however.
        • (4) Failure to pay for a ticket that was given an hour or more ago.
        • (A) Upon being imprisoned for this offense, all tickets that the person has shall be waived.
        • (5) Vehicle theft.
        • (6) Dangerously driving a vehicle.
        • (7) Contempt of court, if a judge presiding over a trial requests for an arrest to be made.
        • (8) Impersonation of police by wearing three or more articles of police clothing.
          • (1) Police vests and helmets count as 2 articles of clothing
          • (2) Police shirt, pants, and hats count as 1 article of clothing
        • (9) Being under the influence of any drug or narcotic.
        • (10) Breaking three or more ticket-able offenses. (offenses must be listed)
        • (11) Unauthorized Parking; Parking in a non-designated area (eg. sidewalks, middle of the road, etc).
        • (12) Consumption of Glue
        • (13) Drinking alcohol in public.



  • Chapter 4. WARRANTABLE OFFENCES
    • (7) DEFINITION
      • Warrantable offenses are offenses where a person committing them may have a warrant set on them. If a warrant cannot be set, the officer may arrest instead, or if there is a reasonable threat of death, an officer may ticket.
    • (8) CRIMES LIABLE TO A WARRANT
    • (a) Whosoever commits any of these is liable to warrant:
      • (1) Murder.
      • (2) Assault.
      • (3) Evasion of a lawful arrest.
      • (4) Trafficking of weapons, where a person has in their possession more than five unlicensed and/or prohibited weapons.
      • (5) Robbery.
      • (6) Raiding.
      • (7) Kidnapping.
      • (8) Possession of more than four prohibited items or weapons (4 W.S. Code §§ 1-2).
      • (9) Failure to pay for a ticket that was given an hour ago, and the person has failed to pay for five or more of these tickets.
      • (10) Possession of any vehicle which has been made illegal (4 W.S. Code § 3), unless the person possessing the vehicle is a police officer.
      • (11) Perjury (lying under oath in a trial).
      • (12) Human trafficking, by a kidnapper giving their victim to a hitman for bounty collection.
      • (13) Contempt of court.
      • (14) Police Corruption
      • (15) Bribery
      • (16) Public display of three or more firearms on a vehicle (in rifle racks or other display platforms or showcase items)
      • (17) Public display of 4 or more firearms in a store (not owned by a weaponsmith)
      • (18) Public display of 8 or more firearms in a gun store (owned by a weaponsmith)
      • (^) Mayors & Judges may provide permits to allow shops to display more firearms. Permits will be publicly posted in mayor log.
      • (^) Mayor & Judge no longer needs to give out a permit for more weapons being displayed as long as they are in an Unraidable shops. (Everyone else Please follow the laws stated in Section 2 Chapter 4 laws 16 through 18.)
      • (19) Selling alcohol without a permit.
      • (^I) Mayors & Judges may provide permits to allow players to sell alcohol. Permits will be publicly posted in mayor log.





  • Section 3. POLICE PROCEDURE
    • Chapter 1. DEMOTION
      • (1) INTERPRETATION
        • (a) An officer may be demoted if any of the following conditions are met, but this is to be left to the interpretation of the person handling the demotion.
          • (1) If an officer is falsely demoted, the person who issued the demotion may be demoted themselves.
      • (2) REASONS FOR DEMOTION
        • (a) If an officer knowingly or negligibly commits any of these is liable for demotion:
        • (1) Committing any arrestable offense without a valid excuse.
        • (2) Committing any warrantable offense.
        • (3) Failure to comply with direct, lawful orders from an officer higher ranked than them.
        • (4) Failure to do police duties professionally.
        • (5) Committing a false arrest.
        • (6) Corruption, with valid evidence.
        • (7) The sale of police vehicles or clothing to anybody who is not part of law enforcement. ( Civilians are allowed to sell Police clothing and vehicles)
        • (8) The sale of illegal weapons.
        • (9) Refusing to destroy illegal items.
        • (10) Refusing to use an arrest instead of a ticket even when the situation is safe on multiple occasions.

    • Chapter 2. IMPOUNDMENT
      • (3) AUTHORITY
        • (a) Police Chiefs, Deputies, and Captains have the authority to impound vehicles.
      • (4) REASONS FOR IMPOUNDMENT
        • (a) Vehicles are subject to impoundment only for the following reasons:
          • (1) A vehicle is blocking a street.
          • (2) A vehicle has been parked on the side of a street for over ten minutes.
          • (3) A vehicle was used as an accessory for an arrestable or warrantable offense.
          • (A) The vehicle may only be impounded after the arrest is over.
        • (4) A vehicle is prohibited (4 W.S. Code § 3).


  • Section 4. PROHIBITED ARTICLES
    • Chapter 1. PROHIBITED WEAPONS
      • (1) PROHIBITED WEAPONS
      • (a) The following weapons have been made prohibited:
        • (1) Shotguns:
          • (A) Devil's Bane, Determinator, Quad Barrel.
        • (2) Explosive launchers
          • (A) Rocket Launcher, Military Launcher.
        • (3) Light machine guns:
          • (A) Dragonfang, Hell’s fury, Snayperska, .
        • (4) Rifles:
          • (A) Karus.
        • (5) Snipers:
          • (A) Upgraded Hecate, Grizzly.
        • (6)Melee:
          • (A) N/A
        • (7) Miscellaneous:
          • (A) Shadowstalker, Shadowstalker MK2, Heavy Crossbow.
        • (7) Any high-caliber weapons except for the Desert Falcon, and Timberwolf.

    • Chapter 2. PROHIBITED ITEMS
      • (2) PROHIBITED ITEMS
      • (a) The following items have been made prohibited:
        • (1) Narcotics:
          • (A) Berries, Chemicals. lean
        • (2) Explosives:
          • (A) Grenades of any kind, raw explosives, rockets, missiles, demolition charges, precision charges, HVAP Shell, etc.
        • (3) Miscellaneous:
          • (A) Stealy wheelies. Blueberry juice

    • Chapter 3. PROHIBITED VEHICLES
      • (3) PROHIBITED VEHICLES
      • (a) The following vehicles have been made prohibited:
        • (1) Police Vehicles:
          • (A) All police vehicles, military vehicles, all armored vehicles.
        • (2) Armed vehicles:
          • (A)Any vehicle equipped with an autocannon, HMG, or missile launcher.
        • (3) Rally Compact
        • (4) Obery


        • Section 5. COURT PROCEDURE
          • Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
            • (1) COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
            • All trials and sentencing must be held per the laws set out in Title 5.

        • Chapter 2. TRIAL PROCEDURE
          • (2) PLEADING
            • (a) The accused must inform the court whether they wish to plead “guilty” or “not guilty.”
            • (1) If the accused pleads guilty, a trial is not needed and the judge may begin sentencing immediately.
            • (2) A trial must occur if the accused pleads not guilty.
        • (3) GENERAL PROCEDURE
          • (a) The general procedure for a trial is as follows:
            • (1) The prosecution and then the defense deliver opening statements,
            • (2) The prosecution presents evidence and witness testimony with opportunities to cross-examine the defense.
            • (3) The defense presents evidence and witness testimony with the opportunity for cross-examination by the prosecution.
            • (4) Closing statements from the defense and prosecution.
            • (5) The judge may, after closing statements have been made, make a verdict on the case and begin sentencing.
        • (4) BURDEN OF PROOF
          • The burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
        • (5) SENTENCING
          • (a) The judge may hand out the following punishments within reason:
            • (1) Fines in the form of tickets, or,
            • (2) Sentences of jail with the max bail being 5,000.

      • Chapter 3. OBJECTIONS
        • (6) LIMITATIONS
          • Objections may only be raised whilst testimony is being given.
        • (7) REASONS FOR OBJECTION
          • (a) The following are the only objections that may be raised:
          • (1) Relevance, where a witness gives evidence that is unrelated to the fact in dispute.
          • (2) Opinion, where a witness draws a conclusion.
          • (3) Hearsay, where a witness gives a statement that was said by someone else.
          • (4) Harassment of a witness, where a witness is being argued with or harassed by the cross-examiner.
        • (8) PROCEDURE FOR OBJECTION
          • (a) The presiding judge, upon an objection being raised, must ask the opposing party to justify or concede their actions. After this, the judge must either uphold or reject the objection.
        • (9) INADMISSIBILITY
          • (a) All evidence that was objected to is inadmissible if the objection was upheld.


    • Section 6. SEARCH WARRANTS
      • Chapter 1. GENERAL INFORMATION
        • (1) Search warrants can be given to police officers by Police Deputies, Police Captains, Judges, and Mayor. They are used to search a base for any illegal items, check for illegal activity, and/or search for players with an active arrest warrant if they are hiding in the base or the area.
          • (a) If a player denies a search warrant or does not within 6 minutes to the search warrant, they may be police raided.
          • (b) Police require reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to grant a search warrant


      • Section 7. DEATH SENTENCES
        • Chapter 1. GENERAL INFORMATION
          • (1) If found guilty of major warrantable crimes (determined by the judge in a court case), the player may be sentenced to death.


      • Section 8. JUDGE PROCEDURE
        • Chapter 1. JUDGE DEMOTION
          • (1) Judges will lose their permit if found to be involved in criminal activities.
        • Chapter 2. PARDONS
          • (1) Judges and Mayors can grant 1 pardon every 3 days.
          • (2) The same player can not be pardoned for 2 weeks.
          • (3) ALL pardons MUST be documented on the forums.
          • (4) Players using criminal roles can NOT be pardoned.

      • Section 9. PRISON PROCEDURE & HEALTH
        • Chapter 1. PRISONER WELL BEING
          • (1) DEFINITION
            • The following list contains the regulations that must be followed by an officer. A demotion may be filed upon failure to provide or follow these steps.
            • (1) Every Prisoner has a right to see a doctor while incarcerated.
            • (2) Every Prisoner has a right to see a lawyer while Incarcerated.
            • (3) Every Prisoner must be provided food & Water IMMEDIATELY after being uncuffed & Jailed.
            • (4) Every Prisoner must be provided with adequate and reasonable clothing if naked.
            • (5) Jailing officer must stay within the same city as the prisoner they put in jail. Can leave if going to counter criminal activity.
            • (6) Every Prisoner has the right to know their time remaining, their bail amount, and why they are in jail.


    • Section 10. WASHINGTON WILDLIFE PROTECTION.
      • Chapter 1. HUNTING WEAPONS AND REGULATIONS.
        • (1) DEFINITION
          • Hunting is what you as a user must do to protect wildlife and yourself from the environment, breaking any of these laws will result in an arrest or ticket optional by the officer.
            • (1) You may not hunt wildlife inside a city
            • (2) Use of Silencers is not permitted while hunting
            • (3) You may not hunt for "fun or sport" all items dropped by dead wildlife must be collected
            • (4) No hitting animals on the street or off the street. Use common sense to determine if it is accidental or not.
            • (5) All hunting must be done with crossbows, bows, muskets, sports shots, and timberwolf.
            • (6) High Explosive ammo/Explosive weapons are not permitted in hunting use.
      Section 11. WASHINGTON VEHICLE REGULATIONS
      • Chapter 1. LICENSE PLATES.
        • (1) INFO
          • License plates may be purchased by a mechanic, License Plates must contain the vehicle owner's name or a 6 Letter/digit code, Your vehicle may be impounded for the failing to follow the following below.
            • (1) All Land vehicles with 4 or more Wheels must have 2 License plates
            • (2) All Land Vehicles with 3 or less wheels must have 1 License Plate
            • (3) License Plates must be within Regulations. (IE Name or Six Integer Code)
            • (4)Vehicles stored within a building labeled as a dealership do not require license plates
            • (5) License Plates for Land vehicles must be Visible with one on the front and one on the back, unless the vehicle has 3 tires less then only 1 plate either on the front or back is required.
            • (6) All Air Vehicles must have at least 1 license plate (on the front), Air Vehicles must be parked in a garage/airport area or Heli pad.
            • (7) All Sea Vehicles must have at least 1 license plate (on the rear), Sea Vehicles must be parked in the Seattle Marina

       
      • Chapter 2. GENERAL VEHICLE LAWS.
        • (1) INFO
          • Cities/Populated areas.
            • (1) Must maintain a reasonable speed within city limits and populated areas.
            • (2) No driving with blindfolds on at any time.
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