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National Defence Act

Version of section 187 from 2003-01-01 to 2008-07-17:

Marginal note:Preliminary proceedings

 At any time after a General Court Martial or Disciplinary Court Martial is convened but before the panel of the court martial assembles, the military judge assigned to preside over the court martial may, on application,

  • (a) hear and determine any question, matter or objection for which the presence of the panel of the court martial is not required; and

  • (b) receive the accused person’s plea of guilty in respect of any charge and, if there are no other charges remaining before the court martial to which pleas of not guilty have been recorded, determine the sentence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 187
  • 1992, c. 16, s. 9
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 46

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