307. Application of provisions to deserters and persons lacking mental capacity.

The provisions relating to the disposal of the effects of a deceased person subject to service law1 apply to any person subject to service law who deserts2 or absents himself without leave3 for 21 days, or who, in consequence of a conviction by a court of ordinary criminal jurisdiction, is imprisoned or detained to serve a sentence of three months or more, as if that person were deceased, with the exception that the powers of the committee of adjustment arise and continue, notwithstanding that the preferential charges have been paid or secured