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Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book - 2018 Edition (Print + ProView)
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Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book – 2018 Edition is a quick reference resource for trial lawyers and judges.

Designed to be the first, quick-reference resource for trial lawyers and judges, Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book – 2018 Edition seeks to provide a quick answer on issues as they arise during trial proceedings, or a starting point for more in-depth research in preparation for a trial. Organized in a logical and easily accessible fashion reflecting the chronology of a criminal trial process – including bail, evidence, Charter, trials and sentencing – each section of Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book - 2018 Edition covers a number of legal issues from a variety of topics. Under each issue, concise summaries of the law with references to the relevant cases (with pinpoint citations) that support the summary are provided. The summaries then string together ratios and points from the various cases into a cohesive statement of the law. Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book – 2018 Edition is sure to be an ideal trial companion for busy practitioners.

New in this edition

  • Principles and updates to sections emanating from several SCC rulings including Antic, Alex, Anthony-Cook, St-Cloud, Hernandez, A.(J.), George, Clarke, Bradshaw, Spencer, Marakah, Lacasse

Updated areas:

  • Bail, including cases on the ladder principle, the tertiary ground, and bail review
  • Impaired driving, including cases on certificates and the presumption of identity
  • Offences, including cases on sexual assault and failure to provide necessaries of life
  • Defences, including self-defence and mistake of age
  • Evidence, including testimony and silence of an accused, credibility, child witnesses, hearsay, and voluntariness
  • Charter, including section 8 (such as reasonable expectation of privacy, wiretaps, and implied invitation to knock), section 10(a), section 11(b)
  • Sentencing, including parity, joint submissions, “sprees”, aggravating and mitigating factors, child pornography, domestic violence, and robbery

New areas:

  • Statutory interpretation
  • Continuing offences
  • Jurisdiction of Court for Youths
  • Settlement Privilege
  • Limits of cross-examination at a preliminary hearing

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About the Author

Dallas Mack, B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B., is an Assistant Crown Attorney in Ottawa where he prosecutes criminal matters in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice and has conducted appeals at the summary conviction appeal level and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Dallas lectures regularly on topics including search and seizure, alcohol and drug impaired driving and expert evidence in the courtroom for police services and fellow Crown Attorneys; he also acted as an adjunct professor for several years at the University of Ottawa, teaching forensic science and the law. He is the recipient of the Nelligan O’Brien Payne Award (highest standing in trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa), an Excelsior Award (from the Ministry of the Attorney General), the Prosecutor of the Year Award (from the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators) and the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner’s Commendation for “Outstanding Investigation”. He is also the author Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin, published on WestlawNext Canada – Criminal Source, Mack’s Criminal Law Trial Book, published by Thomson Reuters and a regular blogger on his award winning blog,