General Laws

Section 77. The senior member of a court-martial and summary court officers may issue warrants to arrest accused persons and to bring an accused person before the court for trial whenever the person has disobeyed a written order from the convening authority, delivered to the person with a copy of the charges and directing the person to appear before the court. As in actions before civilian courts, the officials may issue subpoenas, enforce the attendance of witnesses and the production of books and documents and sentence for a refusal to be sworn or to answer.