You have decided to export illegal goods out of England. This is a dangerous job that receives higher pay then smuggling goods in, but at the same time is punished more harshly. You join a crew that works to smuggle guns to other European nations. You are well aware that this sort of action is not only smuggling, but could be construed as treason as well. Your society looks down on this type of illegal trade.
You are employed as a carrier of firearms from London to your port town. Concealed under hay in a horse-drawn cart, you bring the guns from your source in London and deliver them to the ship. Your never have any problems, until one day, you come across a road block where fifteen Royal troops stop your cart and inspect its contents. They find your guns, arrest you, and bring you to Newgate Prison. Apparently, the troops had been tipped off by a mole in your smuggling operation. You are thrown into a dark corner of prison. Your situation is bleak.
You await trial for two months in prison and finally are taken before the grand jury (5). The jury finds ample evidence for an indictment and sends you to trial.
The trial is brief. The soldiers all testify to your smuggling of arms out of London and your intention to deliver them to Englands enemies. You plead for mercy and insist that the arms were not intended to be smuggled. The jury is dismissed and you await the verdict.