497. Detention.

The power of the Court Martial, the Summary Appeal Court or an officer to award a sentence of service detention is available only in the case of someone who is not an officer and cannot exceed two years in length1. A court or officer may not pass a sentence of service detention in respect of an offence unless it is of the opinion that the offence, or the combination of the offence and one or more offences associated with it, was serious enough to warrant such a sentence2. In forming any such opinion as to the seriousness of the offence or the length of any sentence warranted, the court or officer must take into account all such information as is avail