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Man faces multiple charges from alleged impaired driving accident

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Wednesday August 31, 2016.

Driving in the wee hours in a dark and remote area can be a risky venture. When one adds impaired driving to the mix, it often becomes a recipe for disaster. The lives of several people were forever changed after one man's alleged poor choices caused a major accident recently. Early in the morning of August 14, 2016, three vehicles were involved in a head-on collision in northeast Toronto. The accident occurred on Steeles Avenue...
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Man charged with sexual assault failed to disclose HIV status

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday August 26, 2016.

The laws of this country were written to be as clear as possible and leave little doubt as to their application. However, there are some laws that leave themselves open to interpretation. Determining guilt or innocence can be difficult in such situations. For an Ontario man facing sexual assault charges, a vague set of parameters may be the difference between conviction and freedom. A 20-year old Burlington man was arrested and charged...
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Uber driver denies violent crime claim by passengers

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday August 24, 2016.

It is almost a given these days that when a person feels he or she is being wronged, he or she is going to pull out a cellphone and document the incident. While these videos can be helpful when it comes to verifying the facts of a situation, they only show what that person wants seen. When the incident is an apparent violent crime, the evidence can be very damaging to...
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Two-sided domestic assault results in charges in Northern Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Sunday August 21, 2016.

When a domestic incident is reported, more often than not the complainant is a female and the accused is her husband or male partner. This is not always the case, however. There are numerous cases of female-on-male domestic assault every year, though many go unreported. One case that was reported to authorities took place recently in northern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a domestic dispute call on July 25,...
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Drug trafficking charges laid after Toronto pot store busts

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday August 19, 2016.

The issue of legalized marijuana is a contentious and confusing one. While there are circumstances in which the possession and use of the drug is legal, it remains a controlled substance in Ontario. Nevertheless, there are numerous retail establishments in Toronto where marijuana can be purchased openly. Recently, some of these businesses have been the scenes of law enforcement actions focused on drug trafficking. Toronto Police conducted raids on two separate...
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Toronto man alleges sexual assault following web hook-up

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

Social networking makes it easier than ever for those looking to meet someone to find a like-minded companion. But when two strangers get together, sometimes intentions are misunderstood, and things can go awry. Allegations of sexual assault are stemming from such an encounter this past spring. A Toronto man is facing accusations from a man he met on a social networking site in April 2016. The 32-year old accused is...
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Search for drugs ruled unlawful: trafficking charges dropped

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Monday August 15, 2016.

Police officers must often rely on their instincts to tell them when something does not look right. Sometimes though, gut feelings need to be held in check by the letter of the law. Simple suspicion is not reason enough to detain a person without just cause. In the case of a search for drugs east of Toronto, a judge recently ruled in favour of a defendant when the search was deemed to be the...
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Impaired driving charge lost in translation

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Saturday August 13, 2016.

The administration of justice is seldom simple. Even when a case against a suspect seems irrefutable, processes need to be followed by authorities to ensure fair treatment. A recent and clear-cut incident of impaired driving provides an example of what can happen when an arrest goes awry. Peel Regional Police officers conducting a RIDE spot-check in October 2015 stopped a man in Mississauga, Ontario. The man was arrested for impaired driving and a breathalyzer...
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Sarnia woman in possession of controlled substance set free

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Possession on Thursday August 11, 2016.

The law applies equally to all citizens, and no one has the right to deny the rights of another, including those of someone suspected or accused of a crime. When these rights are denied, there can be serious repercussions for all involved. Illustrating this point is a recent ruling on an incident involving a woman arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Sarnia, Ontario. The woman in question entered a pawnshop on...
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Toronto justice slams police for unconstitutional strip searches

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday August 09, 2016.

In our last post, we talked about a new initiative in Ontario to review police use of strip searches as well as the leading Supreme Court of Canada case on the subject. Today, we have news about a recent Ontario case that dealt with this sensitive and difficult subject in the Ontario Court of Justice. In our post about the new systemic review being conducted by the Office of the Independent Police...
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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