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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 039 : COURTS-MARTIAL

Subchapter 002 : NONJUDICIAL DISCIPLINE

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 962)
  • § 962. Service members subject to nonjudicial discipline

    (a) A service member subject to nonjudicial discipline under this subchapter shall, during the course of his or her disciplinary proceedings, have the right to:

    (1) consult with a judge advocate or with private counsel at the service member's own expense;

    (2) submit matters in extenuation, mitigation, or defense; and

    (3) call and examine witnesses, to the extent witness are reasonably available.

    (b)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, a service member subject to nonjudicial discipline shall have the right to demand a court-martial in lieu of nonjudicial discipline.

    (2) A service member subject to nonjudicial discipline shall not have the right to demand a court-martial in lieu of nonjudicial discipline if the commanding officer will not impose a restriction to certain specified limits, a fine, or extra duties if, after a hearing, the service member is found guilty of any offense with which he or she is charged and the commanding officer advises the service member of that fact when the commanding officer notifies the service member of his or her intent to impose nonjudicial discipline.

    (c)(1) A service member subject to nonjudicial discipline under this subchapter may elect to have his or her case heard before a nonjudicial discipline panel, described in section 963 of this subchapter.

    (2) The service member shall have 24 hours from the commanding officer's notice of his or her intent to dispose of the matter by nonjudicial discipline to make an election for disposition by a nonjudicial panel, and shall have the right to consult with a judge advocate or with private counsel at the service member's own expense prior to making such a decision. (Added 2013, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)