446. Powers of the commanding officer and the Director of Service Prosecutions after charge.

446.     Powers of the commanding officer and the Director of Service Prosecutions after charge.

Where a charge against a person ('the accused') is for the time being regarded as allocated for summary hearing1, the accused's commanding officer may:

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    (1)     amend the charge2;

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    (2)     substitute for the charge another charge against the accused3;

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    (3)     bring an additional charge against the accused4;

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    (4)     discontinue proceedings on the charge;

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    (5)     refer the charge to the Director of Service Prosecutions5.

Where a charge is referred to the Director, the charge and any other charge brought in respect of the same case are