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Case Disposal Process

Terry, Sparroe, et al.
In-Game Maximum Jail Time: 1250 Seconds The actual calculated time may be higher.
If a sentence is calculated to be equal to or greater than 2000 seconds, then the character is considered incarcerated for life (the character cannot be used - permanently). This should be indicated in the arrest with a note stating, "Life Sentence."

Issuing Charges

Infractions

Suspect is detained -> Suspect is issued a citation. -> Suspect is released.

Misdemeanor Cite & Release

Suspect is detained. -> Suspect is mirandized. -> Suspect is issued a misdemeanor criminal citation which qualifies as a "cite and release" arrest. These are filed as arrests. -> Suspect is released without being transported to jail and booked.

Release on Recognizance (ROR)

In the event that a suspect is arrested for a Misdemeanor which involves jail time, the officer performing the arrest may, at their own discretion, choose to release the suspect with a criminal misdemeanor citation in lieu of arrest ("cite and release" / "cite and release arrest").
Misdemeanor citations are legally considered arrests and should be classified as zero-time arrests in CAD; the only difference being that the suspect does not need to be transported to a holding area and booked into jail.
Certain misdemeanors laws do not apply under this doctrine. Exemptions are indicated on individual penal codes.

Misdemeanor / Felony Arrests

Suspect is detained. -> Suspect is mirandized and placed under arrest // suspect is transported to jail (order of events varies). -> Depending on the plea of the suspect, see below.

For Prosecutors: Criminal Complaint Charges

In rare circumstances, a prosecutor may file a criminal complaint to indict a suspect without physically arresting the suspect; though the document must still be served and may warrant an arrest or booking process circumstantially (including the possibility of a self-surrender arrest/booking followed by immediate release pending trial).

Pleading & Disposal

If the suspect pleads guilty:

Plea Immediate Guilt / No Contest: Full sentencing shall begin immediately without delay.
Plea Deal Negotiation: A suspect may negotiate a guilty plea with law enforcement/prosecution in exchange for a lesser sentence, lower/lessened charges, and/or to avoid a trial.

If the suspect pleads not guilty:

The suspect will be sent to serve their sentence. The suspect shall submit a request for a trial.
After the suspect is released from their sentence and before their upcoming trial: The suspect is free.
Alternatively, in rare circumstances, an enforcement agency may choose to file a criminal complaint without incarcerating the suspect.
If the suspect is found guilty in court but has already served an equal amount of time, or greater, to that which they are sentenced to, then they will be released because of their "time served."
If the suspect is found guilty in court and has only served less time than the amount they are being sentenced to, then they will be remanded to custody for the remainder of their sentence.

Capital Punishment

This grants the Justice Department the authority to execute a person convicted of multiple prior felony charges involving murder(s), while presently being charged with additional felony murder(s), to be given “Capital Punishment.
Previous convictions of murder may be used as a part of the justification for “Capital Punishment” but they are not to be retried during a new trial for new murder charges related to a request for “Capital Punishment.” Execution: To be carried out by bailiffs shortly after the sentencing and done by no less than three bailiffs, using rifles in a standing line formation. All rifles shall fire at the same time into the individual until such individual is found to be “deceased,” thus completing the process.
This will result in a permanent character death by server rule.

Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations to Contest Charges: In order to file a charge contest, effectively claiming not-guilty status for a given offence, a request must be submitted within 14 days of charges being filed, else the disposition is considered guilty for the given offence.
Statute of Limitations to File Charges: The Statute of Limitations provides a legal time limit to file a lawsuit or charge from the date the offence is alleged to have occurred. Charges, including offences punishable by fines or prison time, as well as civil cases, must be submitted within 30 days.
No limit felony exceptions to Statute of Limitations: Terrorism, Treason, Espionage, Murder (of any type), Forgery, Counterfeiting, Fraud (or Conspiracy), Embezzlement, Graft, Robbery, Aggravated Battery, Battery, Trafficking, Smuggling, Kidnapping, Extortion, Corruption, Racketeering (and it's involved sub-offences only when presented alongside a racketeering charge).
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