Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Criminal Offences and Defences (2012 Reissue)

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433470922


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The long arm of the criminal law routinely reaches beyond the specialized files of criminal practitioners, requiring every lawyer to have a working understanding of this important field of law. Whether a client seeks basic explanation with respect to a drinking and driving charge, a family law negotiation witnesses an abduction by a non-custodial parent, or a corporate transaction is potentially impacted by proceeds of crime provisions, non-criminal lawyers require an effective resource to provide the necessary context and a clear narrative of the relevant law.

Newly revised and thoroughly updated, Halsbury's Criminal Offences and Defences (2012 Reissue) is that resource. It sets out the law governing criminal offences in Canada, as codified by the Criminal Code of Canada, and the various technical and substantive defences that are available to an accused, either in the Criminal Code or through the operation of common law. Topics covered include:

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Investigative Powers and Enforcement
III. Interception of Communications
IV. Crimes against Public Order
V. Impaired Driving and Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample
VI. Sexual and Public Morality Crimes
VII. Offences Involving Violence or Threats of Violence
VIII. Criminal Libel and Hate Propaganda
IX. Criminal Negligence and Recklessness
X. Offences in Relation to Family Relationships and Children
XI. Property Offences
XII. Firearms and Other Weapons
XIII. Proceeds of Crime
XIV. Ancillary Offence Provisions
XV. Statutory and Common Law Defences


Alan D. Gold, B.Sc., LL.B.

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.

Currently a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Mr. Gold has authored 16 annual volumes of the Annual Review of Criminal Law, 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 Procedure.

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