Archive for November, 2015

Archive for November, 2015

Judge finds man who admitted taking videos of students not guilty

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday November 20, 2015.

The evidence presented at trial plays an important role in whether an accused is deemed innocent or guilty. Once presented, a judge or jury will determine whether it supports the charges. Recently, a Superior Court Justice acquitted a former secondary school teacher of voyeurism after he was caught making videos of a total of 27 female students. The issues at trial were first, if, while at school, a student had...
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Building a defence may be difficult after long passage of time

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Wednesday November 18, 2015.

Do you remember what you were doing in 1990? Many people probably do not and would agree that was a long time ago. This was likely the case for a 61-year-old Toronto man who was recently arrested and charged with first-degree murder. The man is accused of stabbing a 38-year-old man to death in 1990, in the course of a robbery, while the deceased worked at a gas bar. After...
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Drunk driving arrests up in GTA

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday November 13, 2015.

Throughout the province of Ontario law enforcement officers are on the lookout for drunk drivers. When someone is suspected of engaging in engaging in the activity they may be pulled over and arrested. According to a sergeant with the OPP, this year the number of impaired driving-related charges is up. Throughout the Greater Toronto Area this year, there have been approximately 17 percent more arrests. This number was likely bolstered...
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Domestic violence policy of MLB slated to be tested

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Wednesday November 11, 2015.

In an earlier post we wrote about how some professional athletes could face consequences for domestic violence allegations, above and beyond what the criminal justice system pursues. Depending on the situation, the outcome may be worse than what they would face in conjunction with any criminal charges that might be levied. One of the professional sports leagues that most recently announced its domestic violence policy is Major League Baseball. That policy...
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Recordings of interactions with police may be helpful at trial

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday November 06, 2015.

The fact that many Greater Toronto Area residents routinely have smartphones with cameras on them at any given time, has made it easy for people to regularly take pictures and videos of themselves, their friends and their surroundings. It has also led to an increase in the number of encounters with law enforcement that are recorded. Earlier this fall a man recording one such incident says two police officers did...
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Ontario Liberals want to stop carding

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday November 04, 2015.

This past summer we wrote a post about civil rights activists in Toronto who were seeking to end the practice of carding. Carding is a way that law enforcement can gather information that is then stored in a secret database indefinitely, for future use. According to critics, the activity is often used as a way to target individuals from ethnic minorities. In that earlier post we indicated the activists were hoping...
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