Archive for February, 2017

Archive for February, 2017

Former youth hockey coach arrested for sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday February 28, 2017.

Those who choose to work with young people do a great service for the community. However, they can also put themselves in position to be accused of inappropriate acts. Often, these acts are not reported for many years, which may make the validity of any such claims suspect. Nevertheless, police do take such allegations extremely seriously. An Ontario man who coached hockey for kids across two decades knows this first...
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Drug trafficking charges laid following dispensary raid

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday February 24, 2017.

The buying and selling of medical marijuana continues to be a source of legal headaches in Ontario. There does exist a certain degree of confusion surrounding the manufacture and distribution of the product, and this has led to many raids and arrests of seemingly legitimate businesses in this province. The latest happened just this month and left a man facing several charges, including drug trafficking. On Feb. 14, Halton Regional Police officers...
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Conscriptive Evidence, Real Evidence, Good Faith, Bad Faith – What does it all mean?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday February 23, 2017.

A review of the recent Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Regina v. Grant On July 17, 2009, the Supreme Court released R. v. Grant and three other companion cases, reformulating how courts ought to deal with evidence obtained in breach of the Charter. A fulsome reconsideration of this important issue has been long overdue in the wake of confusion arising from the Court's last major treatise on the subject in1997, R....
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Toronto man accused of east end sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday February 22, 2017.

The unfortunate truth is a person can accuse another person of just about anything. If it happens there are no witnesses to corroborate the story, it becomes a matter of "he said, she said," an all-too-common occurrence. Even if evidence is presented, the entire story may not be immediately evident. When the accusations include allegations of sexual assault, life can become very difficult for the accused, regardless of what actually happened....
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Sexual assault charges pressed against man and woman

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Saturday February 18, 2017.

Sex crimes are among the most frowned upon misdeeds with which a person can be charged. Simply being associated with an accusation of sexual assault can turn a person's world upside down. That recently happened for a man and a woman charged by Toronto Police last month. Toronto Police Services were looking into an alleged abuse case involving a child living a couple of hours southwest of the city. The investigation transpired...
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Woman arrested on drug trafficking charges west of Toronto

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Thursday February 16, 2017.

They say when it rains it pours. Like a torrential downfall, sometimes drug charges come raining down on a person after a police raid. When this happens, the accused individual may feel as if he or she is drowning in legal troubles. A woman from west of Toronto knows this exact feeling after police entered her home recently and charged her with drug trafficking and other crimes. The arrest happened on Feb....
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Pair charged for alleged drug distribution from Toronto home

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges on Friday February 10, 2017.

Marijuana continues to be a touchy subject in Canada, and many think of it as a legal "grey area." At the end of the day, however, there are still strict laws in place regarding its use, possession and transfer. A pair of Toronto residents was recently charged after police broke up what they allege to be a neighbourhood drug distributionbusiness. On Jan. 30, Toronto Police from 14 Division enacted a search...
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Woman charged with impaired driving after rollover accident

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Wednesday February 08, 2017.

For a group of people to escape from a serious accident with only minor injuries is very fortunate, indeed. A woman driving a vehicle that rolled on its roof was not able to avoid prosecution, however. Police have charged her with impaired driving after an accident just outside Toronto. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 in Ajax. What caused the accident has not been determined, but the vehicle, a...
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Toronto Police raids lead to drug trafficking, weapons charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Friday February 03, 2017.

When a man or woman is swept up in the net of a major police action, what he or she does next may be crucial to the outcome. High-profile raids and arrests are intimidating, and many may feel they have no chance of being defended. Perhaps that was weighing on the minds of three people recently arrested by Toronto Police for drug trafficking and other alleged crimes. The arrest came following a...
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Girls allege sexual assault; man charged after turning self in

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday February 01, 2017.

When faced with an accusation of criminal behaviour, in may be difficult to know what to do. A Toronto man recently faced that dilemma after three girls accused him of inappropriate activity. He now faces sexual assaultcharges. The alleged incidents occurred on Jan. 19 near Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue. A 17-year-old girl reported that at around 4:50 p.m. a man approached her on the street and attempted to engage her in...
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