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Each sexual assault case requires a unique criminal defence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday October 15, 2014.

Sexual assault is a crime with serious legal consequences that can affect the accused for the rest of his or her life. A strong criminal defence is necessary in any such case to protect the accused from prison time and other penalties, including a lifelong requirement to file as a sex offender. As each case is different, a unique defence strategy must be developed for each individual accused of a sexual...
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Sexual assault charges levelled against Mississauga psychologist

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday October 14, 2014.

We've written before about the negative impact a criminal charge can have on a professional's career and reputation. An accused individual doesn't even have to be convicted for an allegation to damage his or her career. For example, consider our recent post on the restrictions placed on a Mississauga physician's practice. Now another Mississauga professional is facing serious criminal charges in connection with allegations that date back to 2001. Three counts of...
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Domestic violence calls down, charges up in Peel

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Sunday October 12, 2014.

In recent years, Peel Regional Police have taken a "zero tolerance" approach to domestic violence, and Ontario has a provincial "mandatory charge" policy that requires officers to lay a charge if it is reasonable to think that a domestic violence offence has occurred. Consequently, in Brampton and Mississauga, the number of domestic violence charges has risen in the last few years while the number of police calls for domestic violence...
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When a civil financial matter turns into a criminal investigation

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday October 10, 2014.

Cases involving allegations of white collar crime can be extremely complex. They often require the consideration of a high volume of documents, the meaning of which can be interpreted in numerous ways. In many cases, what started out as a civil matter -- bankruptcy, for example -- leads to a criminal investigation, and individuals accused of white collar crimes need the help of corporate, civil and criminal defence lawyers. At...
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Allegations of domestic assault must be carefully analyzed

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Tuesday October 07, 2014.

When a person is accused of a violent crime, the general public tends to assume that the person is guilty before the case even goes to trial. However, every defendant has a legal right to challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution, and in many cases, an effective legal defence is able to have some or all of the charges dropped in the pre-trial phase. Domestic violence, in particular, draws...
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Witness testimony in question in Windsor sexual assault case

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday October 01, 2014.

Questions regarding the reliability of witness statements often come up in sexual assault cases, especially if it is believed that alcohol or drugs may have clouded the witness' memory. The veracity of witness testimony can also be compromised if the court hears that the witness has ulterior motives for making statements against the accused. All of these issues are likely to be addressed in a trial currently underway in Windsor....
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Evidence thrown out after officer ‘fabricated’ drug transaction

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Monday September 29, 2014.

Police officers must follow proper procedure when gathering evidence to obtain a search warrant. A mistake at any point in the process could later result in evidence being thrown out. Often such mistakes are unintentional, but occasionally police officers are found to have brazenly broken the law in the pursuit of criminal charges. Recently, an Ontario judge threw out the evidence against a convenience store employee who was charged with...
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Possible defence strategies in cases of impaired driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

When a driver is stopped under suspicion of impaired driving, the police officer will probably conduct a battery of tests to determine whether the driver is indeed impaired. However, testing sobriety can be very subjective. For example, the methods of sobriety testing are often applied alongside cold, dark and busy roadways, where an officer's ability to determine whether a person is intoxicated may be compromised by the physical conditions of...
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Ontario doctor’s practice restricted after sexual abuse allegations

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday September 22, 2014.

Being convicted of a sex-related offence in Ontario can not only result in a jail sentence; individuals convicted of sex crimes often face employment difficulties and long-term reputation damage. For example, a medical professional accused of a sex offence could face additional restrictions under the Regulated Health Professions Act. A 53-year-old doctor in Mississauga is in this situation after admitting that, between 2005 and 2011, he sexually abused as many as 13...
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Drug charges: The stakes are too high not to have a strong defence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday September 18, 2014.

Whether you are facing the relatively minor charge of marijuana possession or the very serious charge of drug trafficking, you will need an effective criminal defence strategy to protect your rights and freedom. With any type of drug charge, you can expect prosecutors to aggressively pursue a conviction and ask the court to impose a jail sentence. Criminal defence lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP work to protect accused individuals' rights by...
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