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The Criminal Act was made law through Imperial Decree to deal with the Josephine Crisis in August 3rd, 2005. This was the last time the Emperor of Alexandria assumed law-making powers.

The Act was amended on September 3rd, 2005 by Prime Minister Russell DuBois as part of his punishment reform push.


Preliminary Edit

1. Citation Edit

This Act may be cited as the Criminal Act, 2005.


Part 1 : Crimes Edit

Chapter 1 - Crimes Against the Empire Edit

1. Treason A person who, being a citizen of the Empire : i. does anything tending to the death or destruction of His Majesty; ii. levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against His Majesty or the Empire; iii. assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy at war with the Empire, whether or not the state of public emergency has been declared; iv. assists to another person who is, to his knowledge, guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or v. knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not give information thereof to a court or to the Attorney-General. shall be guilty of a crime, called treason, and liable to the revocation of the person's citizenship.

2. Treachery A person who shall do any act or thing to overthrow the Constitution of the Empire by revolution or sabotage or to overthrow by force or violence the duly established government of the Empire, shall be guilty of a crime, called treachery, and liable to the revocation of the person's citizenship.

3. Sabotage Any person who carries out an act to destruct any thing, substance or material that is used, or intended to be used, to the defense of the Empire, or to the maintenance of the internal security and public order therein, shall be guilty of a crime, called sabotage, and liable to the punishment of death or of suspension of civil rights for a determined time not exceeding 12 months.

4. Subversion of His Majesty's Government Any person who, with the intention of causing violence or creating public disorder or public disturbance, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words : i. to bring His Majesty, the Estates-General, the Council of State, the Cabinet or any court of law into contempt; ii. to excite disaffection against His Majesty’s government; iii. to excite the citizens of the Empire to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter established by law of the Empire; iv. to promote feelings of ill-will between different classes of the citizens of the Empire so as to endanger the peace, order and good government of the Empire; or v. counsels or advices any person to commit any of the aforesaid acts; shall be guilty of a crime, called subversion of His Majesty’s government, and is liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court not exceeding 12 months..

5. Espionage Any person who, with an intent prejudicial to the safety or defense of the Empire : i. makes within the territory of the Empire, a sketch, plan or photograph of a place or thing, or a note or document of a thing, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; ii. obtains, collects, records, uses, has in possession or communicates to another person any information, including an opinion or a report of a conversation, that is likely to be, might be or is intended to be useful to an enemy or a foreign nation; or iii. approaches, is in, enters, inspects or passes over a place prohibited by an Act; shall be guilty of a crime, called espionage, and liable to the punishment of death or of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or revocation of the person's citizenship.

Chapter 2 - Crimes Against Peaceful Relations with Foreign Nations Edit

1. Aggression Against a Foreign Nation A person who, being a citizen of the Empire or being lawfully present in the Empire, without order or approval of His Majesty, levies war, or does any act preparatory to levy war, against a foreign nation, shall be guilty of a crime, called aggression against a foreign nation, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court not exceeding 12 months.

2. Espionage in Prejudice of a Foreign Nation A person who, being a citizen of the Empire or being lawfully present in the Empire, commits, in favor of a foreign nation and in prejudice of another foreign nation any of the acts defined in the Chapter 2(1), shall be guilty of a crime, called espionage in prejudice of a foreign nation, and liable to the punishment of according to the laws of the Foreign Nation affected by such crime.

3. Contempt of a Foreign Ruler A person who, being a citizen of the Empire or being lawfully present in the Empire, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words to bring a head of a foreign nation (other than an enemy foreign nation) into contempt shall be guilty of a crime, called contempt of a foreign ruler, and liable to the punishment of forfeiture.

Chapter 3 - Crimes Against The Administration of Justice Edit

1. Definitions For the purposes of this Chapter : i. the word "Judge" includes the Chief Justice, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature and a Magistrate; ii. the words "judicial proceeding" means a proceeding in or before the Supreme Court of Judicature, or any division thereof, or the Magistrate Court.

2. Judicial Corruption A person who, being a Judge, asks, receives, obtains, or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain, any benefit of any kind for himself or any other person, on account of anything already done or omitted to be done or to be afterwards done or omitted to be done by him in his judicial capacity shall be guilty of a crime, called judicial corruption, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for life and the loss of the position within the court.

3. Giving False Testimony A person who, in any judicial proceeding or for the purposes of instituting a judicial proceeding, knowingly gives false testimony touching any matter shall be guilty of a crime, called giving false testimony, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court not exceeding 6 months.

4. Corruption or Intimidation of Witnesses A person who : i. threatens, intimidates, restrains, uses or causes the use of violence to or inflicts an injury on a person called or to be called as a witness in a judicial proceeding; or ii. gives or offers to give a benefit of any kind to such a person in contreprestation to giving false testimony or withhold true testimony in a judicial proceeding; shall be guilty of a crime, called corruption or intimidation of witness, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court not exceeding 8 months.

5. Destroying Evidence A person who, knowing that a thing of any kind is or may be required in evidence in a judicial proceeding, willfully destroys or renders it illegible or incapable of identification, shall be guilty of a crime, called destroying evidence, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of a forfeiture.

6. Contempt of the Court A person who, during of or in relation to a judicial proceeding, says, writes, prints, utters or publishes any words to bring a court into contempt, shall be guilty of a crime, called contempt of the court, and liable to the punishment of forfeiture.

7. Attempting to Pervert Justice A person who attempts, in any way not specially defined in this Act, to obstruct, prevent, pervert, or defeat, the course of justice in relation to the judicial power of the Empire, shall be guilty of a crime, called attempting to pervert justice, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of a forfeiture.

Chapter 4 - Crimes Against the Economy of the Empire Edit

1. Forgery A person who makes or utters a false document representing any amount of the national currency units of the Empire shall be guilty of a crime, called forgery, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights not exceeding 3 months or such other period as may be fixed by the court.

2. Stealing National Property A person who fraudulently takes any thing of any kind, including money, from the possession of the Empire or any authority of the government of the Empire or any legal person that is created by an Act, shall be guilty of a crime, called stealing national property, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights not exceeding 24 months.

Chapter 5 - Crimes Against Different Persons Edit

1. Homicide A person who, unless it is approved by an Act, does any act, or attempts to do any act, to cause the death or destruction of another natural person, shall be guilty of a crime, called homicide, and shall be incarcerated for the entirety of the person's life also with a loss of civil rights.

2. Using Another's Name A person who, without the consent of another person, uses the name of such person, shall be guilty of a crime, called using another’s name, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period not exceeding 7 months.

3. Using False Identity A person who, in order to cause a mistake of another person, uses a name, or declares to have a character, that is not his own, shall be guilty of a crime, called using false identity, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court or of forfeiture.

4. Theft A person who takes into his possession any thing of any kind, including money, that belongs to another person, unless such an act is made in execution of a law or a contract, shall be guilty of a crime, called theft, and liable to the punishment of suspension of civil rights for a period fixed by the court.

5. Fraud A person who commits the act defined in the precedent section in taking a thing that is entrusted to him by another person shall be guilty of a crime, called fraud, and liable to the same punishment as is prescribed by the precedent section.

Chapter 6 - Conspiracy Edit

1. If two or more persons agree to commit any crime defined in this Act, but the intended crime shall not be committed, each of these persons shall be guilty of a crime, called conspiracy, and liable to the same punishment that is prescribed by this Act for the crime they have agreed to commit.


Part 2 : Punishments Edit

1. The punishment of death is abolished. 2. The punishment of suspension of civil rights produces the effect that the person sentenced thereto is not, during the term for which the punishment is sentences, able to exercise : i. civil rights as enacted in the General Civil Code; ii. right to vote, to be elected or to hold a public office under the Constitution or any Act; iii. right to be a member of a political party. 3. Where the punishment of suspension of civil rights is sentenced, the court may at the same time order that the property of the person sentenced to that punishment be confiscated by and in favor of the Empire. 4. The punishment of forfeiture produce the effect that the person sentenced thereto is bound to pay to the Empire such amount of money as the court fixes. 5. Where a person who is a citizen of the Empire is convicted for a crime defined in the first, second or third Chapter, or for the crime of conspiracy committed with intention to commit a crime therein defined, the court may order, in addition to the ordinary punishment prescribed by this Act, that the person cease to be registered as a citizen of the Empire.


Part 3 : Force of Law Edit

1. This Act shall come into force on a day on which it receives Imperial assent.

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