Archive for October, 2015

Archive for October, 2015

Transit driver arrested for drunk driving while working

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday October 30, 2015.

Communities throughout Canada take alleged drunk driving seriously. Accordingly, there are laws in place that may result in harsh penalties for a conviction. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest, there are other consequences that could arise as well. A woman recently arrested for allegedly driving drunk while working may find that she is facing collateral consequences. The woman, who is employed as a transit driver, was driving a bus...
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Criminal defence lawyer may be of assistance after conviction

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Wednesday October 28, 2015.

There is no question that if someone is accused of committing a crime it is best to take action as soon as possible to either prevent the Crown from bringing charges or try to have any pending charges dismissed. When this is not possible building a strong defence at trial can lead to a not guilty verdict. Even when someone is found guilty of committing a crime it is possible...
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Sexting teens could be breaking the law

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday October 23, 2015.

Young love causes teens throughout Canada to engage in activities they might not otherwise engage in. Teenagers in Ontario are not different. With cellphones equipped with cameras standard equipment for those who fall into this age range, it should not be surprising that sexting—sending photos that are nude or semi-nude to each other—is an activity that at least some teens engage in.  It is likely that most who engaging the...
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Registering with the Ontario Sex Offender Registry

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday October 21, 2015.

In our last post we wrote about sex crime charges an Ontario teacher is currently facing. In that post we mentioned that one of the penalties that man might face is registering as a sex offender. While many readers may be vaguely acquainted with what it entails, its specifics are probably not widely known by most, including those who could face registration. In this post we will provide some information about...
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Individuals accused of sex crimes may face immediate consequences

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday October 16, 2015.

Most are aware that a criminal conviction can result in serious consequences. In some situations however, even the charge can have an impact. For example, depending on what the charge is and what one does for a living, his or her occupation could be impacted. A secondary school teacher from Ontario is currently in this situation. He was recently arrested and accused of possessing child pornography. Following the arrest the...
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Consequences for charges involving opiates generally harsh

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday October 14, 2015.

There are multiple activities involving drugs that could result in criminal charges. One need not be in possession of them for charges to be filed. An Ontario man is facing this reality now. He was arrested after a package that was in transit to his home was seized. The package contained 1.8 kilograms of opium. The package, which originally came from Iran, went through Heathrow Airport in London. From there...
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Trafficking laws pertain to street and prescription drugs

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday October 07, 2015.

To face criminal drug charges one need not be accused of something illegal involving street drugs. It is possible that someone could be accused of a drug crime involving prescription drugs as well. Though under certain circumstances the possession and use of these drugs is legal, trafficking them is not. Recently, 14 individuals from the Toronto area were charged with 120 drug charges involving oxycocet, oxycodone and fentanyl. Specifically, authorities...
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Are domestic violence programs working in Ontario?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Friday October 02, 2015.

When most people are accused of committing a crime, they want to do anything they can to have the charges dismissed or reduced. When this is not possible, an acquittal is generally sought. Even when someone is convicted of a crime however, there may be things that individual can do to minimize the severity of the penalty. Where domestic violence is concerned in Ontario, there is a program that some...
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