Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-127

§ 30-13-127. Process of military courts.

(a) Military courts may issue any process or mandate necessary to carry into effect their powers. A military court may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum and enforce by attachment attendance of witnesses and production of books, and records, when it is sitting within the state and the witnesses, books, and records sought are also so located.

(b) Process and mandates may be issued by summary courts-martial, provost courts, or the president of other military courts and may be directed to, and may be executed by, the marshals of the military court or any peace officer and shall be in such form as may be prescribed by regulations issued under this code.

(c) All officers to whom process or mandates may be so directed shall execute them and make return of their acts thereunder according to the requirements of those documents. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this code, no officer may demand or require payment of any fee or charge for receiving, executing, or returning process or mandate or for any service in connection therewith.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-127; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)