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The Courts-Martial (Army) Rules 1997

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Pleas of guilty and not guilty on one charge sheet

52.—(1) This rule applies where in respect of one charge sheet—

(a)the court has accepted a plea or pleas of guilty;

(b)a plea or pleas of not guilty have been entered; and

(c)the prosecutor proceeds to the trial of any charge on which a plea of not guilty has been entered.

(2) This rule applies whether the charge sheet is in respect of one or more than one accused.

(3) Unless the judge advocate directs otherwise, the trial of any charge on which a plea of not guilty has been entered shall proceed in accordance with these Rules before the court considers any guilty plea.

(4) After the court has announced its finding on each charge in respect of which a plea of not guilty has been entered, the court shall consider any guilty plea.

(5) After the court records a finding of guilty in respect of each charge to which the accused has pleaded guilty, the prosecutor shall address the court on the facts of the case.

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