Jury Trial

Feel free to use it and help us with further testing.
We are adding a draft/notecard with some information. If you wish to be a lawyer, then it is probably something that you should get familiar with.
IM Kora if you have questions or you are reporting a bug.
Thank you.

Jury Trial – Draft

Initial draft of the Jury Trial. Please feel free to use it and do further testing.
Much appreciated. 🙂

Some technical information here:

If you committed a crime, you will need to be ‘arrested’ for those crimes.
At the Metropol (in Nomos) or Knight HQ (for KOS) there is an Auto-Arrest .
When you get captured by Knights or Metropol, you may be asked to click on the ‘Auto-Arrest’

When you are formally arrested, your meter will become ‘Property of: Metropol’ or ‘Property of: Knights’
Also a trial will open for you. While in this stage, you won’t be able to use the bank. Your funds will be locked.
You won’t be able to fight.

You should hire a lawyer and go to trial. But you can also represent yourself if you wish to do so.
A skilled lawyer will surely make you save some legal fees, so it is always your best choice if you are a defendant.

Go to the Court Room. Click on the Machine/Jar to start your trial.
Either the defendant or the lawyer can do that.

If you wish to avoid the Jury Trial, you can simply plead GUILTY, and the full legal fee will be deducted from your account and you will sentenced to jail (technically you won’t be released right away – but you will have to wait 15 more minutes).

If you wish to proceed with Jury Trial, an announcement in the SIM will be made for Jury Selection. Willing jurors should approach and come closer to the Court Room to have best chances to be picked as Jurors.

5 Jurors will be selected randomly from the players in the SIM . If you are summoned for Jury Duty, please sit at your designated seat in the Jury.
If you are summoned and don’t show  upyou will be charged a small fine (15G$). If you accept to partecipate to Jury Duty, you will be compensated with 50G$.

If some of the Jurors don’t show up, the Trial can still start, as long as 3 Jurors are present.
If it is less than 3, the trial will be VOIDED and you will have to try it again at another time.

In our trial prosecutors or witnesses may be present, but not a requirement.
For the current law, you are GUILTY until you are proven NOT GUILTY.
All the burden to prove your innocence is on your defense lawyer. (or yourself if you decided to represent yourself).

When the lawyer has completed his in-character closing argument, then he will click on the trial machine, and the jurors will voteGUILTY or NOT GUILTY.

If all jurors vote the defendant NOT GUILTY,  the defendant will be released without fee and an apology.

If all jurors vote the defendant GUILTY, the defendant will pay full fee (and a lawyer discount will apply) and will be sentenced with a short detention in jail (practically you won’t be released right away, but you will be kept ‘property of ‘ status for 15 more minutes). Hopefully you will roleplay your short detention in jail. Anyway you will have to go to jail to be released for good. Go and find a’Release Form’ to ‘sign’.

If some jurors will find defendant guilty and others not guilty, you will be found GUILTY with extenuating circumstances and will pay an amount of legal fee based on your ‘Guilt Rate’ and your Lawyer Skill Level. The math behind these calculations is quite complex, so don’t worry for now.

In the Jury with Trial, all your previous crimes will be cleared up and pay, and you will never get processed for the same crime twice.

If you wish to become a Lawyer, please sign up for Skill Training at the Lawyer office.
You will receive 3 lawyer items to be used during the trial.

Feel free to start to use the Jury Trial and report bugs to Kora Zenovka.