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A justified crime is punished more leniently that an unjustified crime & an accidental offence is punished more leniently that a deliberate crime.
The Emirates are partial to punishments that fit the crime.
An example of this is that although poisoning a well is punishable by confiscation of all property & flogging to death but if you poisoned it by clumsily tripping and dropping a dead animal down the well you might get off with having to fish out the corpse, paying for the water purification ritual, being flogged & public censure until the tribe moves to a new well.
|Lewd Behaviour||Showing too much skin, Acting in a seductive manner in public||Public Cenure, Expulsion from the Community|
|Water Theft (Licensed Well)||Digging an Unauthorised Well, wasting water, ect||Fines, Compensation, Confiscation, Imprisonment|
|Well Poisoning||Considered to be Extreamly Heinous||Confiscation & Flogging & Death|
|Practicing Black Magic||Fire Based or Necromatic Magic||Excommunication & Exile or Death|
|Concealed Sorcerous Ability||Arcane casters are required to wear identifing garments||Exile or Imprisonment|
|Theft for Profit||Theft for Profit is harshly punished||Flogging, Imprisonment, Maiming|
|Theft because it was Necessary||Theft because you are starving is not harshly punished, The True Faith includes the giving of alms as an Article of Faith||Compensation & Assistence|
|Assault||Includes public verbal abuse & physical attacks on person or property that do not do serious damage. Circumstances of the assualt are taken into considerations including provokation, initiation, social obligations, restraint or cruelty, reputation & charm of the parties and a host of other dramatic, practical, and emotional issues||Justified:Fine, compensation, and/or public service.
Unjustified: Heavy Fines, punitive compensation, flogging, expulsion, imprisonment. Imaginative punishments appropriate to the crime are appropriate
|Murder||Murder or Assault by Stealth or on defenceless people is rarely justified||Fine, Compensation, Death or Exile of Murderer|
|Treason||Cooperation with foreigners against the financial or political interests of the Emirates||Death|
|Tax Evasion||If oath breaking is involved religious law takes precedence. After religious judgement then the civil courts take action.||Fines, confiscation, flogging and imprisonment|
|Destruction of personal property||If justified (see assault)then restitution is adequate. If immoral or irresponsible sentence is harsher||Punitive fines, compensation, flogging and/or imprisonment|
|Debt||Includes inability to pay fines or compensation||1st or victims of circumstance are treated mercifully: Work plan to pay off debt
Careless, ignorant, irresponsible or repeat offenders: Imprisonment or Slavery
|Drinking of wine or strong spirits||A Religious Offence & harshly critised by Al-Kalim (A Ylari god), Politely ignored by otherwise devout middle & upper class Ylari||Public censure|
|Gambling||Prohibited in the Nahmeh (Ylari holy book). Does not include contests for prizes or stakes wagered by principle parties||Public Censure|