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Woman wins DWI case based on unconstitutional police search

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Saturday January 30, 2016.

When it comes to drunken driving charges, an experienced criminal defense attorney is invaluable. Whatever the facts and circumstances of the case may be, having a zealous advocate at one’s side can help ensure one receives the best possible defense. In some cases, there may be issues with the adequacy of evidence prosecutors are presenting. In other cases, there may be legal technicalities that need to be addressed. In some...
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Facebook used in investigation against teacher

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday January 28, 2016.

Throughout the nation, and world, people turn to Facebook for entertainment, to share news and to communicate. While in some cases it may be used to reunite former acquaintances, other times it brings people together who have never met in person. The reasons why strangers might connect via Facebook are many, and may are not be innocent in nature. As a teacher from the Greater Toronto Area recently found out,...
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Charges may be laid for sexual assault long after alleged act

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday January 22, 2016.

In Ontario, there is not a certain amount of time during which sexual assault charges must be laid. Because of this, years—even decades—can pass, before someone might face criminal charges related to an alleged activity. Charges brought so long after the fact can be a surprise to the person facing them, leaving them reeling and unsure of how to proceed. While the passage of time could make it harder for...
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Domestic violence charges should be taken seriously

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Saturday January 16, 2016.

All criminal charges have the potential to dramatically impact the life of the accused, if they are found guilty. In most cases the serious consequences do not begin until a guilty verdict is rendered. This is not the case where domestic violence is concerned, however. Even upon being accused, someone can begin to experience negative repercussions—even if the person is innocent. In most cases, when the police arrive, an accused...
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Rules pertaining to collection of evidence in place for a reason

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday January 14, 2016.

We have previously written about the important role evidence can play in establishing guilt or innocence related to a criminal charge. That evidence must be obtained in accordance with certain rules. Among other things, the evidence collected must not be overbroad. These rules are in place to protect the civil rights of residents of Ontario. Recently, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled on a matter of this nature related to...
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Ontario’s holiday drunk driving program leads to 573 arrests

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Monday January 11, 2016.

The holiday season is enjoyable for many people in the province of Ontario. Among other reasons, this is due to the number of parties that are helped to observe the holidays. When alcohol is served at these events it is possible people could have too much to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car to drive home. Accordingly, law enforcement is often on high alert for drunk drivers...
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Criminal accusation will inform defence approach

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday January 06, 2016.

When someone is accused of committing a crime, most want to find a way to secure the most positive outcome possible. Because there is often a lot for an accused to lose and these matters are complicated, it is generally advisable to seek assistance from a criminal defence lawyer in determining the best course of action. It may involve mounting an aggressive defense at trial. Because no two cases are...
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CONTACT INFORMATION

1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271

COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in COVID-19 on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

At Neuberger and Partners, we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have implemented safety measures to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our priority is and always will be the health, well-being and safety of our staff, clients and colleagues.

We have put in place various measures to prevent and minimize the impact of COVID-19:

  • In addition to standard hand-washing habits, our staff are washing hands before and after every client interaction;
  • All individuals entering our office will be required to use our hand sanitizer to ensure the safety of our other clients and staff;
  • Regular disinfecting of our offices, public areas, meeting rooms and board rooms as well as increasing the frequency of disinfection of higher-traffic surface areas;
  • If a lawyer or client who has a scheduled meeting is feeling unwell, they will be strongly encouraged to stay home;
  • For the time being, we will avoid greeting clients and colleagues with our usual handshakes;
  • We will make every effort to ensure our firm will be stocked up with extra tissue and alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
  • We will monitor and stay informed from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization for facts as they become available. We will ensure all staff and team members are educated on symptoms and are well informed on prevention and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the firm still run if there are closures?

  • We are committed to assisting our clients. We remain open to assist our clients at this time (following aforementioned standards for health and safety). For clients who wish to communicate with our firm virtually, we have the technology for virtual meetings and are able to respond to the needs of our clients in a manner best to protect our staff and clients’ health.

Are staff and lawyers set up to work virtually?

  • All lawyers and staff are set up to work virtually and continue to assist clients and one another remotely. All lawyers are available via telephone, email and virtual video conferencing.

What is the court situation? How will we deal with court closures?

  • At this time, the Superior Court of Justice is closed from March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020 – unless a judge orders otherwise.
    If you have a March matter, your matter will be postponed to June 2, 2020.
    April matters will be postponed to June 3, 2020 and May matters will be pushed to June 4, 2020.
  • Similarly, the Ontario Court of Justice will be closed for 10 weeks for all out of custody matters in criminal practice court. In custody matters will still be addressed. It is unclear if out of custody matters such as trials or preliminary hearings will continue since the courts have left this decision to the discretion of the judges. However, Bail courts will remain open for the time being.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario has suspended all scheduled appeals until April 3, 2020. But we are still able to file materials and apply for urgent appeals to be heard.
  • We will advise clients by email of their next Court date.

How can payments be made?

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer and visa payments can be made over the phone.

If I have to deliver something to my lawyer, how shall I go about it?

  • For clients who wish to drop off documents but do not wish to come in contact with any one at the firm, you are encouraged to drop them off in our mail slot in front of our office.

We will be open and available for any questions, comments or concerns. Please call (416) 364-3111 for any further information.

Stay safe and healthy,

Joseph Neuberger