Archive for December, 2014

Archive for December, 2014

Police dragnet sweeps up 33 in Southwestern Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday December 31, 2014.

With large-scale drug investigations, there is a risk of innocent people getting caught up in the dragnet. Sometimes police and prosecutors become overzealous and charge people whose only mistake was being in the wrong place at the wrong crime. After all, just because you are in the presence of someone in possession of drugs does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a drug offence. Thirty-three people have been...
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Etobicoke woman cleared of failing to provide breath sample

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Monday December 29, 2014.

An exhaustive, detail-oriented approach is typically necessary to defend successfully against a charge of impaired driving or driving over 80. While many people are charged with impaired driving each year in Ontario, not everyone accused of this offence is guilty. To arrive at the facts of the matter, these questions should be asked: Was the traffic stop legal? Were any of the driver's Charter rights violated? Is testimony from the...
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Negative repercussions follow false allegations of sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday December 24, 2014.

A person doesn't have to be convicted of a crime for allegations of sexual misconduct to have devastating consequences. If you have been accused of sexual assault or another sex-related offence, then you are facing the possibility of serious reputation damage and loss of your employment, and it is important to have a skilled criminal defence lawyer to intervene on your behalf as soon as possible. The repercussions of unsubstantiated...
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Supreme Court: Police don’t need a warrant to search your cellphone

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday December 23, 2014.

In a controversial judgement, the Supreme Court of Canada recently decided that police officers are not required to obtain a warrant to search a suspect's cellphone. The 4-3 decision drew criticism from privacy experts, including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. A director of that organization compared warrantless cellphone searches to "finding a house key in a pat down search and then using that key to conduct a warrantless search of...
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Stakes are high for defendants in meth lab cases

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation on Thursday December 18, 2014.

The production of methamphetamine is increasingly seen by prosecutors, judges and the general community as a public health issue, and judges are under significant pressure to "send a message" when sentencing people to jail for manufacturing or trafficking meth. Because the household chemicals used in many meth labs can be extremely volatile, fires and explosions sometimes result, and defendants find themselves accused of property-related offences in addition to drug offences....
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Allegations of violent crime require custom defence strategies

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Wednesday December 17, 2014.

When a person is accused of a violent crime, most people tend to presume guilt before all of the facts of the case are heard. Understandably, allegations of violence evoke strong emotions, but the reality is that everyone accused of a crime in Canada has a right to challenge the prosecution's evidence. In fact, many criminal cases are won by defendants before arguments are ever presented to a judge. Allegations...
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Study connects use of crystal meth with traumatic brain injury

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Friday December 12, 2014.

As anyone who has ever faced a drug charge related to the possession of methamphetamines can likely attest, the charges need to be taken seriously. This is because of the harsh penalties that could accompany a conviction. These penalties include: Jail time. Significant fines. A criminal record. With the serious impact potentially tied to the drug many may wonder what prompts someone to take the drug in the first place. A study...
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Questions of sexual assault draw sharp focus this winter in Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday December 03, 2014.

In contrast to the normal holiday festivities, this winter is quickly becoming characterized as a time of heightened concern over sexual misconduct. In particular, allegations of sexual assault against popular media figures such as Jian Ghomeshi and Bill Cosby have drawn sharp focus in Toronto, and all 20 provincial universities in Ontario recently announced new measures for dealing with on-campus sexual assault. Sexual assault charges arise from a variety of situations. Sometimes...
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OPP cracking down on drivers impaired by drugs this holiday season

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Tuesday December 02, 2014.

Each year during the holiday season, the Ontario Provincial Police and local law enforcement agencies crack down on impaired driving throughout the province. The OPP's annual Festive RIDE campaign is underway, and drivers should be aware that this season the police have a particular interest in charging motorists not only with driving while impaired by alcohol, but also with driving while impaired by drugs. Compared to the number of impaired...
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