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Toronto man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday April 25, 2013.

A man from Toronto is suspected of driving drunk and crashing a stolen vehicle into a tree. He is now facing a variety of charges, including charges for impaired driving. Police responded to a call from a resident who was concerned that there was a possible drunk driver in the neighborhood. Orillia Ontario Provincial Police officers located the suspected driver by Mississaga Street and saw him run through a red light....
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Three men arrested on gun and drug charges in Toronto

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Thursday April 25, 2013.

Officers from the Toronto Anti Violence Intervention Strategy Rapid Response Team were in the process of patrolling the area near Ardwick Boulevard in Toronto when they noticed a group of males. The events that ensued led to police allegedly seizing illegal drugs. When officers from the Rapid Response Team approached the group of males near Finch and Islington avenues, three of them fled. The police began to chase them and soon...
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Police arrest men accused of Ottawa-Toronto drug ring

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Thursday April 18, 2013.

Police apparently collected weapons and drugs after police tactical teams conducted drug raids in Ottawa over the course of four days. The police have arrested six people in conjunction with the raids, some of whom now face drug trafficking charges and charges related to the possession of illegal narcotics. Police had been working on the investigation for six months before they moved in for the raid. They focused on a group...
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Hamilton doctor may lose license after sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday April 18, 2013.

A doctor who was sentenced for sexual assault of two of his patients may now also lose his medical license. The Hamilton doctor was originally sentenced in 2011 to 16 months in jail after he was convicted of the serious criminal allegations. If the doctor is found to have "committed an act of professional misconduct by sexually abusing a patient," a discipline panel will revoke the physician's medical license. The disciplinary...
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Multiple truck drivers in Toronto facing drug smuggling charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Thursday April 11, 2013.

According to authorities, there is a growing trend of truckers using their vehicles to help transport drugs into the Toronto area. At least 12 truckers from Toronto have been charged with drug trafficking within the last few years, marking a shift in how drugs are moved across the border. This has also raised questions, however, of just how involved or knowledgeable the truckers are of their cargo. According to the prosecutor who...
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Mother, son arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Innisfil

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday April 11, 2013.

It seems like something most Toronto mothers would do for their sons: after her son was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, his mother went to pick him up. Shortly after she arrived, however, police arrested her for impaired driving, too. According to police, the 27-year-old son was pulled over after he was allegedly speeding in Innisfil, at approximately 1 a.m. Investigators administered a roadside sobriety test, which they say he...
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Drugs seized after police execute warrant, Toronto woman arrested

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday April 05, 2013.

Two men and one woman were taken into custody recently after police conducted a search of two properties and allegedly found drugs. All three have appeared in Provincial Court and are facing drug charges related to the search and seizure. On March 23, police officers searched one residential property and one commercial property pursuant to a search warrant. The officers reportedly found and seized cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as cash...
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Man acquitted of drug charges due to inconsistent testimony

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday April 05, 2013.

Due to the questionable testimony of the "road boss" of a police crew, an Ontario Superior Court Justice recently acquitted a man who was suspected of possessing 60 grams of illegal substances. The man was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of drug trafficking. The judge felt uncomfortable with the police officer's testimony due to inconsistencies between his account and other evidence in the case against the 27-year-old Ontario...
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger