498. Forfeiture of seniority.

A sentence of forfeiture of seniority may only be awarded if the person being sentenced is an officer1. A court may not pass a sentence of forfeiture of seniority 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, a court must take into account all such information as is available to it about the circumstances of the offence and any associated offence, including any aggravating or mitigating