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Man faces traffic crime charges in Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday September 29, 2017.

A 38-year-old Haliburton man is facing charges after an accident in July that claimed two lives. Ontario Provincial Police arrested the man following the accident, and charged him with the crime of careless driving as well as several other, related charges. He is expected back in court in Lindsay on Nov. 2. According to the accident report, the crash occurred on Highway 118 around 5 p.m. near Peterborough. The accused man was...
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Woman dead of apparent homicide in Toronto

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday September 29, 2017.

Police say a 24-year-old woman was murdered in Toronto in mid-September, and the man accused of her murder is now in custody. Toronto police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the apparent homicide, who now stands charged with several different crimes. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Sept. 21. Toronto police say they responded to a call to a residential location around 2 p.m. the afternoon...
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Ontario man charged with homicide

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday September 15, 2017.

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Hamilton, according to local sources. Ontario authorities arrested the 29-year-old man, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Toronto man. As with most homicide cases, this one is still under investigation by authorities. According to the police report, the incident took place outside a downtown bar in the early morning of Sept. 10. Around 3:30...
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Toronto man charged with homicide

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday September 15, 2017.

Police have taken an 18-year-old man into custody for his suspected role in the stabbing death of another man in Scarborough, according to local sources. Toronto police services have charged the man with second-degree murder in connection with the case. This marks the city's 37th homicide this year. According to the arrest report, police responded to a call in Scarborough after witnesses called in a potential assault. They arrived just after 2:00...
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Hospital security guard faces sexual assault charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday September 12, 2017.

A security guard working at a hospital in Newmarket is facing serious charges after several women alleged that he assaulted them. Ontario has strict laws governing treatment of sexual assault cases, involving extensive cross-examination and a strong reliance on victim testimony. However, it should be noted that a sexual assault charge could sometimes prove damaging to an accused individual's life even if he or she is proven innocent. In this particular case,...
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Crime report: Man charged with attempted murder

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday September 07, 2017.

A 45-year-old man faces charges for his alleged role in an assault that nearly turned fatal. Ontario police arrested the man on Aug. 8 after an investigation into the alleged crime. The man was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 15. It's likely that he is working with criminal defence representation to prepare for the legal proceedings. According to the police report, officers were called to a neighbourhood...
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Ontario man facing homicide charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday September 07, 2017.

A 36-year-old man in Tweed is facing serious jail time if he is found guilty of charges that he murdered another man. Ontario authorities charged the man with homicide after arresting him on the scene. The man is scheduled to appear in a Belleville court on Sept. 7 for his arraignment. Very little information has been released by police at this time, but it has been confirmed that the victim was a 53-year-old man....
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3 arrested on drug crime charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday September 07, 2017.

Police say they have uncovered and dismantled one of the biggest drug rings they have ever encountered. Ontario authorities arrested three people, including two Canadians and one Costa Rican, all of whom are now being held on drug crime charges. It will be up to prosecutors to actually prove the alleged connection between these individuals and the seized drugs. According to the police report, a sting operation taking place in multiple countries...
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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