Information Court Orders

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INTRODUCTION

The courts of DemocracyCraft use a simplified system of writs. Writs are written court orders that can be issued in game or on the forums.
Failure to comply with court orders may result in arrest and imprisonment.
Writs are the courts way of enforcing its rulings. Writs can sometimes be issued at the initiative of the court or upon request.
Requests must be made under oath.
The list below is by no means an exhaustive list. It will be updated in the event a judge deems it necessary.


WARRANTS
Warrants are court orders, usually directed at the DoJ, that allow the DoJ to take actions that would otherwise be unlawful.​

  1. Warrants must be served within 10 days unless the courts specifically orders otherwise.
    The DoJ must report back to the court after every attempt to serve the warrant.

    (Searches and seizures made under warrant exceptions need to be reported to the court within 24 hours.)

    SEARCH WARRANT

    Allows the DoJ the search a place for evidence or contraband.

    Requirements:
    1. Must be based on probable cause.​
  2. 2. Must be specific in naming the place to be searched and the items to be seized.​
Who can request it:
1. Any agent or attorney acting on behalf of the DoJ,
2. Police sergeants,
3. and The Justice Secretary.

Who can issue it:
1. Any judge upon request.


WARRANT OF COMMITTAL
Orders the DoJ to arrest and detain a subject as a sanction for violating a court order.​

  1. Requirements:
    1. There must be an underlying court order.
    2. The subject must be in violations of said order.
    3. The subject must be able to comply with the underlying order.​
Who can request it:
1. Any party who has a property interest in the service of the underlying court order.

Who can issue it:
1. Any judge upon request.

ARREST WARRANT
Orders the DoJ to arrest a suspect for a criminal offense.​

  1. Requirements:
    1. Must be based on probable cause.​
Who can request it:
1. Any agent or attorney acting on behalf of the DoJ,
2. Police,
3. and The Justice Secretary,
4. Victims of the crime in question,
5. Rangers.

Who can issue it:
1. Any judge upon request.
2. Any judge on his initiative for a crime committed in open court.​

INJUNCTIONS
Injunctions are orders that compel a party in a case to do something or to refrain from doing something.

PERMANENT INJUNCTION
Permanent injunctions can be issued as a part of a verdict in a civil case.
Permanent injunctions aim to enforce the rights of others.

EMERGENCY INJUNCTION
Injunctions that are issued before the court has tried a case.
The goal of an emergency injunction is to prevent harm.
If the applicant fails to file a lawsuit within 4 hours of requesting an emergency injunction the order will be null and void.
Abuse of this type of order results in civil liability for seven fold the actual damages.

Who can request it:
1. Any party to a case as a part of their complaint or their answer.
2. Anyone who is intend to start a lawsuit.

Who can issue it:
1. Any judge upon request if no lawsuit has been filed yet,
2. The presiding judge,
3. Or Any judge if there is no time to bring the request before the presiding judge.


OTHER ORDERS

WRIT OF MANDAMUS
Orders the government or a government agency to do or to refrain from doing something as is their duty under the law.

Who can issue it:
1. The constitutional court
2. A judge in a case that is a "government dispute" under the constitution

WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO
Orders the government or a government agency to appear before the court to establish its authority to do something.
The respondent may not continue until the court is satisfied that the respondent indeed has the authority to do said thing.

Who can issue it:
1. The constitutional court
2. A judge in a case that is a "government dispute" under the constitution
 
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