Marginal note:Similar offences may be considered in imposing sentence
194. (1) A court martial may, on the request of a person who is found guilty and who admits to having committed service offences similar in character to an offence of which the person is found guilty, take those service offences into consideration for the purposes of the sentence as if the person had been charged with, tried for and found guilty of those service offences.
(2) If a court martial takes an admitted service offence into consideration for the purposes of the sentence, the sentence may not include any punishment higher in the scale of punishments than the punishment that might be imposed in respect of any offence of which the person is found guilty.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 194;
- 1998, c. 35, s. 46.
Pronouncement of Findings and Sentence
Marginal note:Manner and effective date of pronouncement
195. The finding and sentence of a court martial shall, at the conclusion of the trial of the offender so sentenced, be pronounced in open court to the offender, who shall be under the sentence as of the date of the pronouncement thereof.
- R.S., c. N-4, s. 170.
Death or Incapacity
Marginal note:Death or incapacity to continue of judge
196. (1) Where the military judge presiding at a court martial dies or is for any reason unable to continue, the proceedings of the court martial are deemed to be adjourned. The proceedings may be continued with another military judge, in this section referred to as the “replacement judge”, assigned by the Chief Military Judge.
Marginal note:When finding not pronounced
(2) If the court martial has not pronounced its finding before the presiding military judge dies or becomes unable to continue, the replacement judge
(a) in the case of a General Court Martial, may order that the court martial
(i) continue from the stage at which it was when it was deemed to be adjourned, or
(ii) commence again, at the stage immediately following the plea of the accused person, as if no evidence had been introduced; and
(b) in the case of a Standing Court Martial, shall commence the court martial again at the stage immediately following the plea of the accused person, as if no evidence had been introduced.
Marginal note:Adjudications and evidence
(3) In the case of a court martial continued under subparagraph (2)(a)(i),
(a) if an adjudication was made before the adjournment but no order was made, the replacement judge shall make any order that is authorized by law and required in the circumstances; and
(b) if any evidence was adduced before the adjournment, the evidence is deemed to have been adduced before the replacement judge but, if the prosecutor and the accused so agree, any part of that evidence may be adduced again.
Marginal note:When finding pronounced
(4) If the court martial pronounced its finding before the presiding military judge died or became unable to continue, the replacement judge shall determine the sentence.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 196;
- 1998, c. 35, s. 47;
- 2008, c. 29, s. 15.
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