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Can e-bike riders in Toronto be charged with drinking and driving?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Monday August 11, 2014.

Canadians are generally aware that drinking and driving is illegal. The blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. In addition to jail and fines, the consequences of being convicted of drinking and driving could include loss of driving privileges, higher insurance premiums, obstacles to employment, required treatment programs, probation and a criminal record. What you may not know is that you don't have to be behind...
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Overdose deaths at music festival lead to homicide investigation

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday August 08, 2014.

Earlier this year, a man was convicted of manslaughter following the overdose death of a young woman in Winnipeg. The man was accused of providing the morphine pills that caused the woman's death. The conviction, which is based on the assertion that the man's selling the drugs caused the woman's overdose, is believed to be the only one of its kind in Canada. An appeal of the conviction is expected. Now...
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Elderly Toronto man accused of sexual assault dating back to 1977

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday August 07, 2014.

When a complainant makes a sexual assault allegation many years after the offence is said to have occurred, the reliability of witness statements and the validity of the prosecution's evidence quickly come into question. A conviction on a sexual assault charge has extremely serious consequences. To protect their rights and freedom, accused individuals may need legal counsel to draw upon private investigators, technology experts and forensics experts in order to...
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Police cast wide net, arrest 24 on drug-related charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Saturday August 02, 2014.

In the midst of large-scale police investigations that lead to multiple arrests, sometimes innocent people are in the wrong place at the wrong time and soon have to confront criminal charges. Overcharging is another common problem in police investigations that cast a wide net. While there may be someone who committed a crime, that doesn't necessarily mean that all parties involved should be charged with the same offence. In any...
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Supporters say racial bias a factor in conviction of Halifax lawyer

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

The conviction of a Halifax lawyer accused of sexual assault continues to be a controversy. The Crown argued that the 29-year-old defence lawyer sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman while she was too impaired to consent to sex. The accused, however, said that the pair had consensual sex. A victim impact statement was apparently not filed by the woman. The man was charged with sexual assault and administering a stupefying substance,...
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Two siblings charged after search uncovers drugs

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday July 25, 2014.

Let's say the police show up at a home you share with several people and have a search warrant. If they are trying to find evidence of drugs, they can look through most of the home and, if your housemates have any contraband in the home, there could be serious consequences. But those consequences may not be restricted solely to your housemates. During the search, if they find drugs in the...
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Human Rights Commission questions Ontario Provincial Police

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

One of the best things about Ontario and Canada in general is that it truly is a multicultural mosaic of different cultures and peoples. There are immigrants living next to native-born Canadians. There are people of various skin colours, religions and ethnic backgrounds all living and working together. At the same time, there are some who believe that certain groups are more prone to violent crime. This can be especially...
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The effects of cocaine use on employment

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday July 18, 2014.

As we have written about before, being suspected of drug use can have serious consequences. Not only could someone face criminal drug charges, but he or she could also have an untold number of problems at work, at home and in one's personal life. By working with a criminal defence lawyer, however, someone charged with drug crimes can at least alleviate some of the more difficult aspects -- the drug charges....
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Crown prosecutors drop charges after review of evidence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Tuesday July 15, 2014.

Drinking and driving is against the law in Ontario, but only when a driver's blood alcohol content exceeds a specific level. If the driver's blood alcohol level is over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres, he or she could be facing serious criminal charges and punishment. When the driver is a public figure such as Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors, a criminal charge can also seriously damage a driver's reputation. Just because...
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Sometimes criminal charges just don’t make sense

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Saturday July 12, 2014.

You could expect that if you threw a knife at someone that you would be facing criminal charges. You could also expect to face assault charges for hitting someone, kicking them or maybe even pushing them. Not many people in the Greater Toronto Area would expect, however, for someone to be facing criminal charges for throwing a juice box at an individual and pouring the juice on the hood of a her...
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