5924.20 Jurisdiction of summary courts-martial; punishments.

(A) Subject to section 5924.17 of the Revised Code, summary courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this code 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 the person objects to being brought to trial before a summary court-martial. If objection to trial by summary court-martial is made by an accused, trial may be ordered by special or general court-martial, as may be appropriate.

(C) Summary courts-martial may adjudge punishment of a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, confinement for not more than thirty days, forfeiture of not more than two-thirds of one month's pay, and reduction to the lowest or any intermediate pay grade. For enlisted members in pay grade above E-4, summary courts-martial may not adjudge confinement or reduction except to the next inferior pay grade.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.138, HB 490, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Effective Date: 07-17-1970.