Archive for April, 2016

Archive for April, 2016

Violation of rights could lead to dismissal of criminal charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday April 29, 2016.

Residents of the province of Ontario have certain rights. Some of these rights pertain to how police officers can interact with them. For example, in Toronto, police are not supposed to be able to stop someone without having a legitimate reason. If the reason for stopping someone is not legitimate, it is possible that any charges that follow an arrest could be dismissed. This is illustrated in the recent dismissal of...
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Supreme Court rules on some mandatory minimum sentences

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

As is the case with any law in Canada, it is possible that criminal laws could later be amended or repealed. This is illustrated by two recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. Both concern the use of mandatory minimum jail sentences that were previously put in place. The first decision concerns the Truth in Sentencing Act. Under this act, the time individuals convicted of crimes spent in custody while awaiting trial were...
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Could accusers in sex assault case face criminal charges?

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

In our last post we mentioned that lawyer Joseph Neuberger had been called upon to provide insight on the recent sexual assault case involving former CDC radio host, Jian Ghomeshi. Among other outlets, he spoke with the National Post regarding the matter.  In a piece titled “What lies ahead of Ghomeshi” he addressed several issues that could be on the minds of readers, regarding Ghomeshi’s accusers. The first pertains to criminal charges...
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