Archive for December, 2012

Archive for December, 2012

A Serious Blow to the Conservative Government’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Policies

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Friday December 14, 2012.

In a bold and admirable ruling, Justice Anne Molloy of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the mandatory three year jail term that was a result of the Conservative government's 2008 Tackling Violent Crime Act, declaring that to impose a three-year jail sentence for Mr. Leroy Smickle would be "fundamentally unfair, outrageous, abhorrent, and intolerable." Mr. Smickle was sitting in his underwear on a couch in his cousin's apartment...
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No Ecstasy for Ecstasy Induced Psychosis

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Friday December 14, 2012.

Has the Supreme Court Tightened the NCRMD Defense or further Muddied the Waters? Mr. Joseph Neuberger LL.B., LL.M., and Dr. Julian Gojer M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., J.D. The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled in Bouchard-Lebrun  that a drug induced psychosis or a toxic psychotic state is not a Mental Disorder. The appellant in this case had brutally assaulted two individuals while he was in a psychotic condition purportedly caused by ecstasy consumed a...
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