WVC 15 - 1 E- 5
§15-1E-5. Territorial applicability of the article.
(a) This article has applicability at all times and in all
places, provided that either the person subject to the article is
in a duty status or, if not in a duty status, that there is a nexus
between the act or omission constituting the offense and the
efficient functioning of the state military forces; however, this
grant of military jurisdiction shall neither preclude nor limit
civilian jurisdiction over an offense, which is limited only by the
prohibition of double jeopardy.
(b) Courts-martial and courts of inquiry may be convened and
held in units of the state military forces while those units are
serving outside the state with the same jurisdiction and powers as
to persons subject to this article as if the proceedings were held
inside the state, and offenses committed outside the state may be
tried and punished either inside or outside the state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.