Archive for August, 2013

Archive for August, 2013

National debate on marijuana heats up

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Thursday August 29, 2013.

Under current law, it is illegal to have marijuana on one's person, but it remains to be seen if the marijuana laws will remain the same for much longer. There are many people in Toronto who have tried marijuana, and that includes current mayor Rob Ford and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Though not a Torontonian, Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party, has also smoked marijuana and is currently...
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Ontario minister allows all police officers to carry Tasers

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday August 27, 2013.

Many people in Toronto have heard of the untimely death of an 18-year-old boy on a Toronto streetcar late last month. The young man's death was shocking, in part because police officer fired nine bullets at the teenager before using a Taser gun on him. Hopefully, Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur's recent announcement that all police officers in Toronto can now carry Tasers will prevent these kinds...
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Canada Border Services Agency finds cocaine in truck’s paneling

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Saturday August 24, 2013.

In order for someone to be found guilty of a crime in Toronto, there must be clear evidence that removes any doubt that the defendant did what was charged. If there isn't, he or she cannot be convicted and should be released from custody. For many crimes in Canada, defendants must also know that they are doing something wrong. In this story, a 61-year-old man may argue that he was...
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Ontario teenager stopped for driving too slowly

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday August 22, 2013.

In a recent arrest by Lakeshore Ontario Provincial Police, an 18-year-old from Merlin was stopped by police for driving nearly 35 km/h under the speed limit, although he was eventually arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. According to reports, the teenager had a blood alcohol content in excess of 80 milligrams. The charges are serious, especially for someone so young, and the teenager will appear in a Windsor court in...
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Sudbury doctor taken into custody for sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday August 20, 2013.

A doctor from Sudbury was convicted of sexual assault after the Superior Court justice said that the complainant's evidence was "entirely plausible" and the evidence met the burden of proof. The alleged victim of the sexual assault had contact with the doctor from June 5, 2008, to May 8, 2009, at his clinic. The investigation of the doctor began after a complaint was lodged against him. The alleged victim said that she...
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Three facing charges for allegedly growing marijuana

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Saturday August 17, 2013.

Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police took three people who are believed to be involved in a marijuana-growing enterprise into custody. The three individuals are now facing drug charges for their alleged involvement in the crime. Bancroft police found 163 marijuana plants in Limerick Township in a bush area, part of rural Bancroft. The discovery occurred after they received a report regarding a suspicious vehicle that was spotted in the area. The Ontario Provincial...
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Carlow drug bust leads to two arrests

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday August 16, 2013.

A traffic stop west of Carlow resulted in two men facing various charges. Officers from Huron County Ontario Provincial Police stopped the vehicle, determined that one of the men was being sought already and took both men into custody after finding marijuana in the vehicle. The officers stopped a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck on Blyth Road after 11 p.m. During the stop, officers talked with the two men in the vehicle....
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Elderly Ontario priest charged with sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday August 05, 2013.

Residents of Toronto may be interested to know that a 72-year-old priest was charged with sexual assault and gross indecency last week. The Arnprior, Ontario, priest had a 37-year career, serving as parishioners in Westmeath, La Passe, Braeside, and Sheenboro. He had retired eight years ago from Our Lady of Lourdes Church due to coronary artery disease. The alleged sexual assault occurred while the priest was serving in Pembroke, Ontario, at Holy...
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Ontario woman arrested for domestic assault released

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Friday August 02, 2013.

A 31-year-old woman from Wawa pleaded guilty to eight offences involving domestic violence toward the father of one of her children. Although the recommendation after her arrest for domestic assault was to receive a 90-day jail sentence, the judge allowed her to have a 75-day conditional sentence due to extenuating circumstances. The woman faced charges for dangerous driving, assault and breaching probation and other court orders. According to court documentation, the woman...
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