National Defence Act
249.15 The following conditions apply where a new punishment under this Division replaces, by way of substitution or commutation, a punishment imposed by a service tribunal:
(a) the new punishment may not be a punishment that could not legally have been imposed on the charges of which the offender was found guilty and in respect of which the findings have not been quashed or set aside by way of substitution;
(b) the new punishment may not be higher in the scale of punishments than the punishment imposed in the first instance and, if the sentence passed included a punishment of incarceration, the new punishment may not involve a period of incarceration exceeding the period of incarceration included in that sentence;
(c) where the new punishment is detention and the punishment that it replaces is imprisonment, the term of the detention after the date of alteration may in no case exceed the term of the imprisonment remaining to be served and, in any event, may not exceed ninety days; and
(d) where the offence of which a person has been found guilty is an offence for which the punishment of imprisonment for life is mandatory under section 73, 74, 75 or 76, for which the punishment of dismissal with disgrace from Her Majesty’s service or dismissal from Her Majesty’s service is mandatory under section 92 or to which paragraph 130(2)(a) applies, the punishment may, subject to this section, be altered to any one or more of the punishments lower in the scale of punishments than the punishment provided for in that section or any other enactment prescribing the offence.
- 1998, c. 35, s. 82
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