Rules:Specific Rules:In-Game Rules: Mikona
In M'Chek, criminals are considered guilty until proven innocent.
M'Chekian Legal System
1. Makeup of the Court: Misdemeanours and Felonies will be tried on the spot. For High Crimes, a panel of three justices will form the court.
2. Evidentiary Rules: Prosecution must disclose evidence gathered to the defense, but the defense isn't under the same obligation to the prosecution. Hearsay is allowable. Defendant is compelled to testify. Burden of proof is on the defense. This means persons are guilty until proven innocent.
3. Anatomy of the trial: Opening statements from the prosecution and the defense. Prosecution calls witnesses and presents evidence. Defense cross-examines witnesses and tries to refute evidence. Defense calls its witnesses and presents its evidence. Prosecution cross-examines and refute evidence. Prosecution is allowed to call rebuttal witnesses. Closing statements by both sides. Panel deliberates. Verdict is reached. Sentencing if necessary, with arguments in mitigation and enhancement.
4. Clear definition of statutes that were violated and penalties associated with them: It is then up to the prosecutor to decide what the charges against the defendants will be prior to the trial. It is their job to make the official filing of the charges.
1. The High Priest of each Officially Recognized Temple (hereafter referred to as Temple) will be responsible for deciding the law which applies there. Each High Priest will represent their Temple in the M'Chekian Noble House of Government should cooperation with the City of Mikona be required in matters of law.
2. Entering a Temple implies consent to its law. In addition, all rights under the M'Chekian Law are waived for the duration of time spent within the Temple.
3. Should a crime against a Temple be committed and the perpetrator flee to the city, a priest of the Temple should seek out a member of the M'Chekian Guards or the Mikona City Guard. If the law enforcer deems it reasonable, then this priest will be granted the right to bring said perpetrator to justice. If the request is not deemed reasonable, then an appeal may be made to the M'Chekian Common House of Government. This appeal should be made by the representative of the Church in the M'Chekian Noble House of Government.
4. A Temple is not to be considered sanctuary from the M'Chekian Law. Should a crime be committed in an area under the jurisdiction of the M'Chekian Law, members of the M'Chekian Guards or Mikona City Guard will be fully authorized to extend the M'Chekian Law into any Temple in order that the perpetrator be brought to justice. Citizens wishing to bring a perpetrator to justice will be empowered just as they are under the appropriate M'Chekian Law. If the Temple deems this improper, they may appeal to the M'Chekian Common House of Government for a ruling.