Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-20

§ 30-13-20. Jurisdiction of summary courts-martial.

(a) Subject to § 30-13-17, summary courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this code, except officers, for any offense made punishable by this code.

(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, unless under § 30-13-15 he or she has been permitted and has elected to refuse punishment under that section. If objection to trial by summary court-martial is made by an accused who has not been permitted to refuse punishment under § 30-13-15, trial shall be ordered by special or general court-martial, as may be appropriate.

(c) A summary court-martial may, under such limitations as the governor may prescribe, adjudge any of the following punishments:

(1) Confinement with hard labor for not more than twenty-five (25) days;

(2) A fine of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00);

(3) Forfeiture of pay and allowances of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00);

(4) A reprimand;

(5) Reduction of enlisted persons to a lower grade; or

(6) Any combination of these punishments.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-20; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)