10 U.S. Code § 810. Art. 10. Restraint of persons charged

(a)In General.—
(1)
Subject to paragraph (2), any person subject to this chapter who is charged with an offense under this chapter may be ordered into arrest or confinement as the circumstances require.
(2)
When a person subject to this chapter is charged only with an offense that is normally tried by summary court-martial, the person ordinarily shall not be ordered into confinement.
(b)Notification to Accused and Related Procedures.—
(1) When a person subject to this chapter is ordered into arrest or confinement before trial, immediate steps shall be taken—
(A)
to inform the person of the specific offense of which the person is accused; and
(B)
to try the person or to dismiss the charges and release the person.
(2)
To facilitate compliance with paragraph (1), the President shall prescribe regulations setting forth procedures relating to referral for trial, including procedures for prompt forwarding of the charges and specifications and, if applicable, the preliminary hearing report submitted under section 832 of this title (article 32).
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 40; Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LII, § 5121, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2896.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

810

50:564.

May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 10), 64 Stat. 111.

The word “he” is substituted for the words “such person”.

Amendments

2016—Pub. L. 114–328 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Any person subject to this chapter charged with an offense under this chapter shall be ordered into arrest or confinement, as circumstances may require; but when charged only with an offense normally tried by a summary court-martial, he shall not ordinarily be placed in confinement. When any person subject to this chapter is placed in arrest or confinement prior to trial, immediate steps shall be taken to inform him of the specific wrong of which he is accused and to try him or to dismiss the charges and release him.”

Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.