Laws of Hampton Roads (the Norfolk Sprawl)
The following laws are in place throughout all parts and districts of the Norfolk Sprawl which aren’t covered by corporate extraterritorially.
Licensing and Legal Use of Magic
- All metahumans and other creatures legally residing or visiting the Norfolk Sprawl seeking to pursue the use of magic while within the legal borders of the Norfolk Sprawl must obtain a license to practice magic.
- Licensing can be accomplished at any District Hall or at the offices of security companies contracted by the various Districts.
- Corporations may seek license on behalf of their employees.
- Anyone caught using magic without a license in the Norfolk Sprawl is subject to the following penalties:
- If the offender has used magic in self defense, or the defense of others in response to an unlawful use of force, the offender shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than 500 nuyen and not more than 5,000 nuyen.
- If the offender has used magic without the intent to profit from the aforementioned magical act, the offender shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than 1,000 nuyen and not more than 10,000 nuyen.
- If the offender has used magic with the intent to profit from the aforementioned magical act, the offender shall be subject to criminal charges for a class A misdemeanor for a first offense or a class 4 felony for repeated offenders. Additionally, the offender will be liable for civil damages to licensed vendors and corporations engaged in the same magical practice.
Felonies in Virginia are classified from 1 to 6, with 1 being the most severe crimes. Felonies usually combine a monetary penalty and time in a state licensed prison.
Misdemeanors in Virginia are classified from A to C, with A being the most severe offense. Misdemeanors are usually punished with either a monetary fine or time in a sprawl licensed jail.