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How many of us have contravened Section 20 para (1) sub-para (b)?
20 Unfitness or misconduct through alcohol or drugs
(1) A person subject to service law commits an offence if, due to the influence of alcohol or any drugâ€”
(a) he is unfit to be entrusted with his duty or any duty which he might
reasonably expect to be called upon to perform; or
(b) his behaviour is disorderly or likely to bring discredit to Her Majestyâ€™s
Good point Nutty - I suppose most people don't consider that when they are first trooped.Nutty said:It is up to Pusser to prove these points not for you to offer explantion until they have done that. The argument lays in the interpretation of the words.
I suspect one of the problems is that in all summary cases, the defendant has automatic right of appeal and many will exercise that option rather than take a few days of puns. An appeal board presided over by a civilian Judge Advocate may have a different view of reasonable excuse.chieftiff said:Now I am sure when I was a lad (and got done for being adrift) it went like this on the table: Guilty! because you were 1 hour late, now let's listen to the reason why (mitigation) and decide on the severity of the punishment.
Perhaps we should name a boat after it?dondon said:
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