Are you Aboriginal? Do you have a bail hearing? Or are you going to be sentenced for a crime?
Will private details about my life be talked about in the courtroom?
Some of the information may be sensitive and you may not want it discussed out loud in court. In that case, ask your lawyer to give the information in writing to the judge and the government lawyer. "Crown", "crown attorney" and "prosecutor" are other names for the government lawyer.
It is probably best to give the information in writing if you are being sentenced in a small community where everyone knows each other, or if the information about your life includes very private details.