Archive for September, 2013

ARCHIVES

Archive for September, 2013

Ontario Provincial, Toronto police arrest 11 in trafficking ring

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday September 27, 2013.

Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto police and the Canada Border Services Agency have been working together for over three years to bring down an international drug trafficking ring that they say is based out of the Greater Toronto Area. For three years, they have spent countless dollars, interrogating individuals and trying hard to draw connections between packages of drugs arriving in Toronto to individual Canadians. So, what has law enforcement got...
Continue reading Ontario Provincial, Toronto police arrest 11 in trafficking ring...

Tags:

Share on:

Wilfrid Laurier study: police need to investigate arguments

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Tuesday September 24, 2013.

If police are called to deal with a domestic dispute in Waterloo, someone will probably be arrested. Although there may be limited or no evidence of a crime, police may still arrest someone in order to defuse a situation. Despite this harsh practice, a criminology professor from Wilfrid Laurier University has recently recommended that Ontario police do more to investigate domestic threats and other verbal disputes. According to the professor, police should...
Continue reading Wilfrid Laurier study: police need to investigate arguments...

Tags:

Share on:

Ontario police admit distracted driving worse than drunk driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday September 20, 2013.

At the end of August, the Ontario Provincial Police began promoting the message that driving while distracted has caused more deaths on Ontario highways than drunk driving has, yet the criminal punishments associated with drunk driving far outweigh those for texting and driving. If someone from Brampton were convicted of driving over 80, for example, he or she would be banned from driving for at least one year. Moreover, he or...
Continue reading Ontario police admit distracted driving worse than drunk driving...

Tags:

Share on:

Greater Toronto Area sees arrest of 5 for manufacturing meth

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation on Tuesday September 17, 2013.

In what is being described as the largest methamphetamine raid in Ontario history, five people have been charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug trafficking. The five have since appeared in an Oshawa court. While it is the job of police and prosecutors to find and convict individuals of accused of participating in meth labs and production of drugs, labelling methamphetamines as a social problem has put even more...
Continue reading Greater Toronto Area sees arrest of 5 for manufacturing meth...

Tags:

Share on:

Danforth Road reverend accused of sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday September 13, 2013.

In order to convict a Torontonian of a crime, the Crown must provide considerable, credible evidence, if it cannot, a defendant must be acquitted. The Crown needs to convince a judge or jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did what he or she is accused of, an extremely high burden and one that is meant to prevent wrongful conviction. This also means that police and prosecutors cannot rely...
Continue reading Danforth Road reverend accused of sexual assault...

Tags:

Share on:

Toronto man behind synthetic pot battles for legal recognition

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Tuesday September 10, 2013.

For young people in Toronto, getting high may not come with the same legal implications that people of their parents' generation had to deal with because of synthetic marijuana. Currently, synthetic marijuana, some of which is marketed under the Izms brand, is in a legal grey zone, meaning it is neither legal nor is it illegal. Until the federal government issues clearer legislation on synthetic marijuana, there will be some...
Continue reading Toronto man behind synthetic pot battles for legal recognition...

Tags:

Share on:

Oshawa man forcibly evicted from city council meeting

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Friday September 06, 2013.

All Canadians have the right to speak their mind and nowhere is this truer than in a local city council meeting. When one man was clapping during a city council meeting in Oshawa earlier this week, however, the mayor evicted him from the council chamber and he was forcibly removed. Video of his removal appears to show security guards and plain clothes officers roughing him up and at one point...
Continue reading Oshawa man forcibly evicted from city council meeting...

Tags:

Share on:

Burlington men charged with cocaine possession and trafficking

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Uncategorized on Tuesday September 03, 2013.

Nearly everyone in Burlington knows that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects individual citizens from a government that might otherwise infringe upon their rights. Sometimes, however, law enforcement violates the Charter and arrest individuals in the process. Yet in these situations, criminal defence lawyers can raise rights violations and have evidence thrown out or charges dropped. It is always important to consult a criminal defence lawyer when an...
Continue reading Burlington men charged with cocaine possession and trafficking...

Tags:

Share on:

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