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SECTION 130.45
Pleas of the accused
Military (MIL) CHAPTER 36, ARTICLE 7, PART 7
§ 130.45. Pleas of the accused. (a) If an accused after arraignment
makes any irregular pleading, or after a plea of guilty sets up matter
inconsistent with the plea, or if it appears that he has entered the
plea of guilty improvidently or through lack of understanding of its
meaning and effect, or if he fails or refuses to plead, a plea of not
guilty shall be entered in the record and the court shall proceed as
though he had pleaded not guilty.

(b) With respect to any charge or specification to which a plea of
guilty has been made by the accused and accepted by the military judge
or by a court-martial without a military judge, a finding of guilty of
the charge or specification may, if permitted by regulations issued
pursuant to this chapter, be entered immediately without vote. This
finding shall constitute the finding of the court unless the plea of
guilty is withdrawn prior to announcement of the sentence, in which
event the proceeding shall continue as though the accused had pleaded
not guilty.