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Drug trafficking charges laid after canine assisted bust

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday November 30, 2016.

Dogs are frequently referred to as man's best friend. For one man, one particular dog may have caused him a legal nightmare. An eastern Ontario man finds himself facing allegations of drug trafficking after a police canine unit was used to search his vehicle. Kingston police had been investigating a suspected drug trafficker. On Nov. 24, 2016, officers moved in and stopped the suspect in his vehicle at an intersection northwest...
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Non-profit worker accused of sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Thursday November 24, 2016.

As is seen time and again, individuals who work with others on a level which may be deemed intimate, whether physically or emotionally, are sometimes subjected to accusations of inappropriate behaviour. While in some cases the claims are valid, in others it comes out that actions are misinterpreted, or sometimes the allegations are utter fabrications. A man working just north of Toronto at a counselling service now finds himself facing charges...
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Court rules suspicion of impaired driving grounds for breath test

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Tuesday November 22, 2016.

There are many instances in which a police officer must rely on his or her instincts. However, there are limits to what an officer may demand of a citizen, regardless of what those instincts may be saying. In a recent court case, an Ontario man argued his rights were violated when an officer ordered him to take a breath test, despite an absence of any visible signs of impaired driving. On...
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Former Hamiltonian faces sexual assault charges from 70s

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

The past does not always stay in the past. Sometimes, events alleged to have transpired years or even decades before can be reported and acted upon by authorities. A one-time eastern Ontario resident has been returned to his former hometown because of accusations of sexual assault dating back more than 40 years. On Oct. 27, 2016, police arrested a 71-year-old man living in Manitoba. On Nov. 2, he was brought to Hamilton where...
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Drug trafficking charge for man after package intercepted

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Tuesday November 15, 2016.

In this age of electronic communication, receiving a package in the mail is an exciting event. For one Ontario man, however, a piece of mail has brought with it a world of trouble. He now stands accused of drug traffickingafter authorities seized a parcel heading to his home from overseas. Canada Border Service Agency officers seized a package in Vancouver on Oct. 24, 2016. The package was being shipped from China...
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7-year-old evidence overturns sexual assault conviction

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Friday November 11, 2016.

There are many examples in the annals of law of a person's past coming back to haunt him or her. There are occasions, however, when old evidence can change an outcome for the better. A sexual assault case before a Toronto court was recently turned upside down by the new admission of some old evidence. Near the end of 2011, a trial in Barrie, Ontario, saw a man facing charges of sexual...
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Driveway meeting results in drug trafficking charges for 2 men

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday November 09, 2016.

Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can make a bad situation even worse. Behaviour that seems suspicious may be enough for police to come checking on a person's activities, even if those activities were believed to have been conducted in private. Two men from southwest of Toronto were arrested under suspicion of drug trafficking after a passer-by phoned in a report to police. On Nov. 1, 2016, police in...
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Man sentenced to house arrest for domestic assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Domestic Violence on Wednesday November 02, 2016.

Many people have experienced a moment in their lives when they acted in a manner that was out of character. If a crime is alleged to have been committed during one of these moments, it may ultimately be viewed in a different light than the actions of a habitual offender. A northern Ontario man found himself in court recently, facing domestic assault charges after acting out uncharacteristically. On March 29, 2016 police responded to...
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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