This leading annotated Criminal 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.
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 E-Books are optimized for all mobile devices.
Highlights of the 2024 Edition
- Discussion of key recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, including:
- R. v. Sharma,  S.C.J. No. 39, 2022 SCC 39 (conditional sentence interdiction for offences not punishable by 14 years or life; s. 15 Charter)
- R. v. Ndhlovu,  S.C.J. No. 38, 2022 SCC 38 (mandatory SOIRA registration)
- R. v. Lafrance,  S.C.J. No. 32, 2022 SCC 32 (detention and right to counsel)
- R. v. J.F.,  S.C.J. No. 17, 2022 SCC 17 (Jordan and re-trials)
- R. v. Tim,  S.C.J. No. 12, 2022 SCC 12 (exclusion of evidence)
- R. v. McGregor,  S.C.J. No. 4, 2023 SCC 4 (extraterritoriality of Charter rights)
- R. v. Sullivan,  S.C.J. No. 19, 2022 SCC 19 (stare decisis)
- R. v. Ramelson,  S.C.J. No. 44, 2022 SCC 44 (entrapment in virtual space)
- R. v. Downes,  S.C.J. No. 6, 2023 SCC 6 (elements of voyeurism offence)
- R. v. Sundman,  S.C.J. No. 31, 2022 SCC 31 (first degree murder and forcible confinement)
- R. v. Kirkpatrick,  S.C.J. No. 33, 2022 SCC 33 (condom use as condition of sex)
- R. v. J.J.,  S.C.J. No. 28, 2022 SCC 28 (private record)
- R. v. Nahanee,  S.C.J. No. 37, 2022 SCC 37 (sentencing outside parties’ submissions)
- Discussion of key recent Court of Appeal cases, including:
- R. v. Veen,  A.J. No. 1291, 2022 ABCA 350 (subsections validating arrests)
- R. v. Royal,  A.J. No. 1201, 2022 ABCA 330 (Provincial Court contempt power)
- R. v. MacDonald,  Y.J. No. 73, 2022 YKCA 7 (proof of alcohol standard)
- R. v. Tweedie,  N.S.J. No. 46, 2023 NSCA 11 (mens rea leaving scene of accident)
- R. v. Aziga,  O.J. No. 74, 2023 ONCA 12 (intention to kill)
- R. v. Penton,  N.J. No. 210, 2022 NLCA 47 (cause disturbance offence)
- R. v. Wheeler,  O.J. No. 5332, 2022 ONCA 824 (elements of child luring telecommunication offence)
- R. v. Fisher,  S.J. No. 248, 2022 SKCA 78 (child pornography offences apply to recorded voicemail message)
- R. v. P.R.J.,  B.C.J. No. 39, 2023 BCCA 13 (Kienapple for sex offences)
- R. v. Lavallee,  M.J. No. 174, 2022 MBCA 79 (criminal contempt)
- R. v. Bykovets,  A.J. No. 738, 2022 ABCA 208 (no reasonable expectation of privacy in an IP address)
- R. v. King,  O.J. No. 4202, 2022 ONCA 665 (Gladue principles to criminal record editing)
- R. v. J.M.F.,  M.J. No. 119, 2022 MBCA 52 (Young offender confessions)
- R. v. Love,  A.J. No. 980, 2022 ABCA 269 (excision not applicable to warrantless context)
- R. v. Major,  S.J. No. 261, 2022 SKCA 80 (data in the vehicle’s event data recorder within the airbag control module)
- R. v. Myers,  N.S.J. No. 344, 2022 NSCA 69 (inventory search)
- R. v. Zahor,  O.J. No. 2628, 2022 ONCA 449 (Jordan issues)
- R. v. Soosay,  A.J. No. 72, 2023 ABCA 23 (s. 13 Charter)
- R v. Ally,  O.J. No. 3448, 2022 ONCA 558 (planned and deliberate murder)
- R. v. Singh,  O.J. No. 3631, 2022 ONCA 584 (first degree murder and sex assault)
- R. v. Barrett,  O.J. No. 2120, 2022 ONCA 355 (provocation)
- R. v. Ratt,  S.J. No. 2, 2023 SKCA 2 (discharging firearm)
- R. v. Dingwall,  B.C.J. No. 56, 2023 BCCA 16 (constitutionality of minimum firearms offence)
- R. v. S.T.,  O.J. No. 3313, 2022 ONCA 443 (surety with only out-of-province property)
- R. v. Tayo Tompouba,  B.C.J. No. 909, 2022 BCCA 177 (language rights)
- R. v. Azzi,  O.J. No. 2149, 2022 ONCA 366 (stand asides to balance jury)
- R. v. Trimm,  N.J. No. 276, 2022 NLCA 63 (appellate disclosure orders)
- R. v. Bachmann (appeal by Bellows),  B.C.J. No. 406, 2023 BCCA 112 (appointment of appellate counsel)
- R. v. Klassen,  B.C.J. No. 387, 2023 BCCA 103 (withdrawal of guilty plea on appeal)
- R. v. R.O.,  B.C.J. No. 228, 2023 BCCA 65 (sentencing historic sex offences)
- R. v. White,  A.J. No. 127, 2023 ABCA 37 (sentencing and mental illness)
- R. v. Courtoreille,  S.J. No. 355, 2022 SKCA 110 (Gladue principles)
- R. v. Kehoe,  B.C.J. No. 2, 2023 BCCA 2 (Gladue and disconnected accused)
- R. v. Blake, 2022 ONCA 336 (appellate review of dangerous offender designation)
- Plus many more
- Discussion of recent noteworthy legislative developments, including changes to both the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Alan D. Gold, B.Sc., LL.B., is one of Canada’s leading and most successful criminal lawyers. He is the author of Quicklaw’s well-regarded Criminal Law NetLetter™, and a Certified Specialist in criminal litigation. Mr. Gold was the first Chairman of the Criminal Litigation Specialty Committee, and past President of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association (from 1997 to 2001). In 1993, Mr. Gold was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, and in 1997 he was honoured with the G. Arthur Martin Award for contribution to criminal justice. Mr. Gold has annually been selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in CanadaSM since the inaugural edition was published in 2006. For over 35 years, Mr. Gold has received the highest possible rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell, given to those who have been recognized by their peers for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice.
Mr. Gold was thrice elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and served as Chair of the Discipline Hearing Panel. He then became an Emeritus Bencher. He has annually authored since 2007 The Practitioner’s Criminal Code, as well as The Practitioner’s Criminal Precedents (with Michael Lacy) and The Practitioner’s Ontario Criminal Practice. Mr. Gold has also authored 16 annual volumes of the Annual Review of Criminal Law, the monthly Drinking & Driving Law and annually authors Defending Drinking and Driving Cases. His book Expert Evidence in Criminal Cases: The Scientific Approach was awarded the 2005 Walter Owen Book Prize, which is offered by the Foundation for Legal Research, and is designed to recognize excellent legal writing and to reward outstanding new contributions to Canadian legal literature that enhance the quality of legal research in this country. A second edition was published in 2009. He is also the author of LexisNexis Canada’s Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada Criminal Offences and Defences and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada Criminal Procedure.
Mr. Gold has written many articles and other publications on legal topics, has delivered speeches and presentations on a wide assortment of legal topics to lawyers, judges, law students and other audiences, and is frequently a media commentator. Since August 1996, he has written Alan D. Gold’s Criminal Law NetLetter, available on Lexis Advance Quicklaw, every Monday morning. His many articles and presentations are also available there in his database Alan D. Gold’s Criminal Law Articles.