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Is it against the Paladin's code to permanently Dominate or Charm someone into acting contrary to their will?
That is exactly what this helmet does. It isn't making an evil person good- it is forcing someone to change to a way they *did not want to be*. The "evil to good" thing is a red herring.
A paladin would absolutely fall using this item- just as he would using any magic to manipulate someone as a marionette.
The Paladin needs to convert people and change their mind- not use mind altering magic to force them into his way of thinking.
Code of Conduct: A paladin must be of lawful good alignment and loses all class features except proficiencies if she ever willingly commits an evil act.
Additionally, a paladin's code requires that she respect legitimate authority, act with honor (not lying, not cheating, not using poison, and so forth), help those in need (provided they do not use the help for evil or chaotic ends), and punish those who harm or threaten innocents.
Nowhere in there does it state that a paladin cannot use magic (charm or otherwise) to punish the offenders so long as it falls within the boundaries of Lawful Good. He is not doing it willy-nilly.
What do you think is better (more good) cutting off people's limbs? imprisoning them? Killing them? or forcefully changing their alignment? It is a form of punishment. One that is, in my opinion, A LOT more humane than taking someone's limbs or life away. Furthermore, even if you did convict the offender and locked him up or cut off his hand all you've accomplished is punishment, no rehabilitation has been done, the criminal is just as likely to do it again when/if he can. Corporal punishment is a deterrent, nothing more, I don't believe you can say the same about the forceful alignment change method.
Then punish them. Put them in prison or execute them depending on what the law requires. But to magically warp the very essence of their being and twist their will around just because it happens to be into the direction the Paladin likes?
Unless the Paladin has another on hand to return the person to their correct state of mine when the "term of incarceration" is over then it is just mind control. And no.