Appendix 3

Peel Regional Police Standard Cautions and Warnings

1. Arrest - "You are under arrest for theft under $1000."

2. Charter Rights - "It is my duty to inform you that you have the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay."

3. Primary Caution - "It is my duty to tell you that you do not have to tell me anything about this unless you want to."

"It is my duty to tell you that whatever you say will be taken down in writing and may be used in court against you."

4. Secondary Caution - "If you have spoken to any other police officer or persons in authority, or if any such persons have spoken to you in connection with this matter, I want it clearly understood that I do not want it to influence you in making any statement."

5. Brydges Caution -

"You have the right to telephone any lawyer you wish."

"You also have the right to free advice from a legal aid lawyer."

"If you are charged with an offence you may apply to the Ontario Legal Aid Plan for legal assistance."

6. Y.O.A. Cautions -

"I must also tell you that you have the right to a lawyer, or your parents, or some adult relative, or some other adult if your parents or adult relative are not available."

"You have the right to have one of these people present here with you if you want. Do you want someone here with you?"

7. Y.O.A. Waiver - Three separate sentences on the form.

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