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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 123: Powers of CO after charge

266.Where under his initial powers under section 120 a CO charges a person with an offence triable summarily, this section gives the CO certain powers in relation to the charge.

267.The powers are to amend the charge, substitute another charge, bring an additional charge, discontinue proceedings or refer the charge to the DSP. But the charges must still be ones capable of summary hearing, and any additional charge must relate to the same case. The powers may be exercised before or after the start of a summary hearing. The amended, substituted or additional charge is then regarded as “allocated for summary hearing”.

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