Every person is criminally responsible according to his age and mental capability in comparison to an average and reasonable person of sound mind of the approximately same age.
Subject to the provisions of this Code relating to the jurisdiction of particular courts, the following kinds of punishments may be imposed by a court on persons convicted of offences under this Code:
- Fine (Class 3 up to £5,000 / Class 2 up to £Unlimited)
- Asset(s) Surrender
- Community Service
- Imprisonment – reserved for Class 1 Offences and serious Class 2 Offences
- Forfeiture of citizenship & Deportation to your country of citizenship prior to becoming a citizen of the Principality – reserved for Class 1 Offences
Punishments can be charged separately or together depending on the Judge’s sense of justice and severity of the committed crime. The Judge specifies the length and the nature of the imprisonment or community work and the amount to be paid as fine or compensation or restitution to the victim.
The Judge orders extradition where defendant’s country of origin recognises the authority of the Court.
The Judge orders imprisonment in lieu of extradition only where defendant’s country of origin does not recognise the authority of the Court or where the defendant might be subject to torture or other inhuman treatment.
Person convicted of committing a minor offence may be charged with imprisonment if he or she commits the offence repeatedly.
A person who is procuring, assisting or attempting to commit a criminal offence is to be charged as if he committed the particular crime. The punishment must be adequate according to his contribution to the crime.