Sentencing Procedure Checklist (Canada) Mobile App
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This "Sentencing Procedure Checklist" is designed to be used with the "Client Identification and Verification Procedure" checklist.
How does it work?
It applies to Provincial Court and Supreme Court sentence hearings. It is intended for use by defense counsel. It should also be used with the "Criminal Procedure" checklist. This checklist is designed to help counsel prepare for sentencing proceedings: to identify and organize relevant information required to persuade a judge of the merits of a sentence being suggested on behalf of the client. However, a simple recitation of the checklist information should not replace advocacy on behalf of the client. When preparing for sentencing proceedings, counsel should be guided by: (1) the principles of sentencing as set out in the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46; (2) the case law; and (3) the sentence proposed on behalf of the client.