National Defence Act
Marginal note:Substitution of illegal and unsubstantiated findings
249.12 (1) A review authority may substitute a new finding for any finding of guilty that is made by a service tribunal and that is illegal or cannot be supported by the evidence if the new finding could validly have been made on the charge to which the new finding relates and it appears that the service tribunal was satisfied of the facts establishing the offence specified or involved in the new finding.
Marginal note:Substitution of finding in relation to other offence
(2) A review authority may substitute for a finding of guilty made by a service tribunal a new finding of guilty of an offence, other than that of which the service tribunal found the offender guilty, if it appears that the facts proved the offender guilty of the other offence and the service tribunal could have found the offender guilty of the other offence on the charge under section 133, 134 or 136 or on any alternative charge that was laid.
Marginal note:Effect on sentence
(3) Where a new finding has been substituted under this section for a finding made by a service tribunal and any punishment included in the sentence passed by the service tribunal is in excess of the punishment authorized in respect of the new finding or is, in the opinion of the review authority that substituted the new finding, unduly severe, the review authority shall substitute for that punishment any new punishment or punishments that it considers appropriate.
- 1998, c. 35, s. 82
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