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Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime?

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Where does the information about my background come from?

It is up to you, a family member, or a friend to supply your background information. This can be done in writing or by speaking to your lawyer.

The more the information can be supported, the better. Are there other people or documents that can support the information?

It is not always possible to get other people to support certain types of information, especially things like abuse. Even if some of the information can come only from you, you should still give it to your lawyer or the judge. Just because it cannot be supported by other people does not mean it should not be used. The judge needs a full picture of your life.