The Practitioner's Criminal Code, 2019 Edition + E-Book + Supplement
Practice Gold Standard Criminal Law on the Go – Incorporating Technology with Alan Gold's Unique Insights and Experience
Often known as the "Gold Code," this leading annotated Criminal Code stands out from the competition and is now the choice of the criminal bar across the country and continues to be well received by academia.
The five driving "practitioner-centric" principles behind the "Gold Code" have become a critical feature that criminal lawyers look for in choosing their only portable Criminal Code reference and courtroom companion in their daily use.
- Principle 1: Analysis, not just annotations
- Principle 2: Synthesis, not just summaries
- Principle 3: Case commentaries, not just summaries
- Principle 4: The point of the cases, not just the cases on point
- Principle 5: "Cases of note" rather than "cases of not"
The Gold Code offers noteworthy comments about interesting cases, and a clearer indication of contentious issues and possible arguments that lawyers have come to expect from any other annotated Criminal Code. Each annual edition is updated and enhanced with a careful review of all "cases of note," keeping only cases that continue to be of note and adding insights on the latest noteworthy developments.
Exclusive E-book Functionality
And now combining technology and Alan Gold's insights on criminal law and procedure, the Gold Code includes a complimentary e-book version that exclusively offers hyperlinks to full text cases and so you can just read the rule, tap a case and obtain it without additional charge (provided you are online). Plus you can read, bookmark, copy and email text, do key word searches and make highlights and notes. Plus, LexisNexis ebooks are optimized for all mobile devices.
Highlights of the 2019 Edition:
- S.C. 2017, c. 23 (Bill C-305), in force December 12, 2017, amending s. 430(4.1) of the Criminal Code, adding to the offence of mischief relating to religious property the act of mischief in relation to property that is used for educational purposes, for administrative, social, cultural or sports activities or events or as a residence for seniors
- S.C. 2017, c. 22 (Bill S-231), in force October 18, 2017, adding s. 488.01 and 488.02 to the Criminal Code so that only a judge of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction or a judge within the meaning of section 552 of that Act may issue a search warrant relating to a journalist
- S.C. 2017, c. 13 (Bill C-16), in force June 19, 2017, amending s. 318(4) and 718.2(a)(i) of the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression and to clearly set out that evidence that an offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on gender identity or expression constitutes an aggravating circumstance that a court must take into consideration when it imposes a sentence
Discussion of recent key cases including:
- R. v. Boutilier, 2017 SCC 64 (constitutionality of Dangerous Offender provisions)
- R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59 & R. v. Jones, 2017 SCC 60 (text messages)
- Tran v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2017 SCC 50 (Serious Criminality; For Immigration purposes, "a term of imprisonment of more than six months" does not include conditional sentences of whatever length)
- R. v. Carson, 2018 SCC 12 (corruption offence against government; influence peddling)
- R. v. Seipp, 2018 SCC 1 (leaving scene of accident)
- R. v. Sciascia, 2017 SCC 57 (joint trial of summary conviction criminal charges and provincial offences)
- R. v. Alex, 2017 SCC 37 (breath test demands and lawful requirement)
The Supplement, to be released in Fall 2018, will be provided to purchasers at no charge, with full text of the Cannabis Act, in force October 17, 2018, and amendments from:
- S.C. 2018, c. 11 (Bill C-66)
- S.C. 2018, c. 12 (Bill C-74)
- S.C. 2018, c. 16 (Bill C-45)
- S.C. 2018, c. 21 (Bill C-46)
In force between June 21, 2018 and December 18, 2018, including Alan Gold's commentary.
Table of contents
Table of Cases
Glossary of Terms
Criminal Code Amendments
Criminal Code (Annotated)
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Annotated)
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Annotated)
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Annotated)
Canada Evidence Act (Annotated)
DNA Identification Act
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act
Criminal Records Act