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Gladue Primer Eng

Gladue Primer Eng

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February 2011
 
© 2011 Legal Services Society, BC1st edition: 2011, reprinted with minor revisions March 2012ISSN 1925-5799 (print)ISSN 1925-6140 (online)
Acknowledgements
 Writer/Editor: Jay IstvanyDesigner: Dan DaulbyLegal reviewer: Pamela ShieldsThis booklet may not be commercially reproduced, but copying or other purposes, with credit, is encouraged.The
Gladue Primer 
is a publication o the Legal Services Society (LSS), anon-government organization that provides legal aid to British Columbians.LSS is unded primarily by the provincial government and also receives grants rom the Law Foundation and the Notary Foundation.This booklet explains the law in general. It isn’t intended to give you legaladvice on your particular problem. Because each person’s case is dierent, you may need to get legal help. The
Gladue Primer 
is up to date as o 
February 2011
.Special thanks to Jonathan Rudin o Aboriginal Legal Services o Toronto,Linda Rainaldi, and Olivia Kienzel or their contributions to this booklet. Wegrateully acknowledge Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) or theuse o the inormation in their booklet
Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime? 
(2009).
How to get ree copies o the
Gladue Primer 
Read online: www.legalaid.bc.ca
(Under Aboriginal, click Aboriginal publications)
Order online: www.crownpub.bc.ca
(Under Quick Links, click Legal Services Society)
Questions?
Phone: 604-601-6000Email: distribution@lss.bc.ca
 
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Contents
Section 1 — Gladue primerIntroduction
.....................................................................................................
1
  Are you Aboriginal? ......................................................................................1
About Gladue
...................................................................................................
2
History o Gladue .........................................................................................2Why did the Supreme Court make this decision? ....................................3How can Gladue help you? ..........................................................................3How does Gladue work? ..............................................................................4Gladue applies to all Aboriginal people ...................................................4Gladue applies to all crimes .....................................................................4Exercising your Gladue rights is your choice ............................................4 When does the judge apply Gladue? .......................................................5What does the judge need in order to apply Gladue? .............................5Gladue reports .............................................................................................6What kind o inormation is included in a Gladue report? .......................6Are Gladue reports dierent rom pre-sentencing reports? ......................7Who can help me with my Gladue report? ..............................................8
Bail and sentencing
.........................................................................................
9
Bail ...............................................................................................................9Release without a bail hearing .................................................................9Bail hearings ............................................................................................9Bail options — I you’re released ...........................................................10I you’re not released .............................................................................11What is a bail plan? ...............................................................................11Gladue considerations or bail ...............................................................11Sentencing .................................................................................................12Sentencing hearings ..............................................................................12Types o sentences ................................................................................13Gladue considerations or sentencing ....................................................15
First Nations Court
........................................................................................
17
What is First Nations Court? .......................................................................17How do I apply to have my matter heard in First Nations Court? ...............17

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