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WVC 15 - 1 E- 20 §15-1E-20. Jurisdiction of summary courts-martial.
(a) Subject to section seventeen of this article, summary courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this article, except officers, cadets, candidates, and midshipmen, for any offense made punishable by this article under such limitations as the Governor may prescribe.

(b) No person with respect to whom summary courts-martial have jurisdiction may be brought to trial before a summary court-martial if that person objects thereto. If objection to trial by summary court-martial is made by an accused, trial by special or general court-martial may be ordered, as may be appropriate. Summary courts-martial may, under such limitations as the Governor may prescribe, adjudge any punishment not forbidden by this article except dismissal, dishonorable or bad-conduct discharge, confinement for more than one month, restriction to specified limits for more than two months, or forfeiture of more than two-thirds of one month's pay.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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