127A-56. Powers of courts-martial.

In the North Carolina National Guard, not in the service of the United States, presidents of courts-martial and summary court officers shall have power to issue warrants to arrest an accused person and to bring the person before a court for trial whenever the person has disobeyed an order in writing from the convening authority to appear before the court, a copy of the charge or charges having been delivered to the accused with the order, and to issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum, and to enforce by attachment attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records and other articles subject to a subpoena duces tecum, and to sentence for a refusal to be sworn or to answer as provided in actions before civil courts. The presiding officer shall also have power to punish for contempt occurring in the presence of the court. (1917, c. 200, s. 60; C.S., s. 6830; 1957, c. 136, s. 12; 1975, c. 604, s. 2; 1983, c. 316, s. 5; 2009-281, s. 1; 2010-193, s. 11; 2011-195, s. 1(a).)