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Quarantine Act Canada – Take it Seriously and Help Stop the Spread of COVID19

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Friday March 27, 2020.

Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP Criminal Defence Lawyers www.nrlawyers.com   The Quarantine Act (the “Act”) authorizes Quarantine Officers to implement various control measures to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable disease.  Under the Act, failure to comply can result in arrest, and fees and penalties. In order to prevent the spread of any communicable disease, including COVID19, the Public Health Agency of Canada collaborates with border partners,...
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Closure of All Playgrounds, Skateparks, Tennis Courts and other Public Gathering places to stop the spread of COVID-19

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Thursday March 26, 2020.

What you Need to Know Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP Criminal Defence Lawyers   In an effort to enforce physical distancing and curb the spread of Covid19, effective March 25, 2020, all city-owned playgrounds, sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment, and other parks amenities, as well as parking lots attached to its parks system are closed...
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COVID-19 UPDATE

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized 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...
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Can You Be Criminally Charged for Spreading Coronavirus?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday March 16, 2020.

What started as an epidemic in China has officially become a worldwide pandemic as of March 11, 2020. The World Health Organization reported the change in category after cases in different continents were reported without direct relation to the origin continent. Citizens and governments everywhere are concerned about containing the virus and preventing its spread. This issue has become so serious that some are wondering if you can be held...
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The Palpable Misinterpretation of the Law of Capacity to Consent

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Monday March 09, 2020.

In 2017, public outrage erupted over the sexual assault acquittal of a Halifax taxi driver after the media headlines denounced the judge for saying “clearly, a drunk can consent.” The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal confirmed that Justice Lenehan was correct in law, though his wording could have been better chosen, but the public continues to believe that the judge was wrong.   When the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal...
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Rooting out Stereotypes about Men in our Legal System

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday February 26, 2020.

While significant changes have been made to address stereotypes about women in our legal system, stereotypes about men continue to proliferate. The concept of “toxic masculinity” has grown in popularity with academics and the media but has no place in a court of law.   In a June 2019 decision, R v Cepic, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered a retrial after the judge used myths about how men and...
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Capacity to Consent in Sexual Assault Cases

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Tuesday February 25, 2020.

Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP With the increase in prosecutions of sexual assault accusations and recent changes to the rules of evidence at trial it is more important than ever to have legal counsel with experience and extensive knowledge in this area of law.   I have defended numerous cases hinging on a complainant’s capacity to consent at the time of the alleged encounter.  Despite common misperceptions about...
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Finally, Some Respect for Charter Rights

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday February 25, 2020.

Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP Criminal Defence Lawyers Toronto Airbnb Hidden Camera Case Demonstrates Once Again That Police Cannot Search a Residence without a Warrant. A person’s action or suspected actions does not give the right to police to search and seize property without a warrant in a residence. This was demonstrated once again in a recent Toronto case in which Airbnb owner, Michael Chow was charged with...
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Education of Judges on Sexual Assault Trials -“Education in Secret a Risk to Fair Trials”

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Sexual Assault on Thursday February 06, 2020.

Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP A Bill to re-educate judges on sexual assault trials has been brought back to parliament after failing to be passed by the Senate in 2017. Rona Ambrose had introduced Bill C-337 in the wake of a scandal which resulted in a former judge being removed from the bench after making what were deemed to be inappropriate comments during a sexual assault trial. After...
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The Continued Impact of Bill C-51 and the Ensuing Chaos in Sexual Assault Trials.

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Sexual Assault on Wednesday December 18, 2019.

By Joseph A. Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP A year after parliament’s new rules of evidence for sexual assault trials came into effect judges continue to disagree on how to uphold the constitutional rights of the accused. Until recently, the new legislation has been interpreted to require advance disclosure of defence evidence in a manner which would allow complainants to both know how they would be cross-examined and give them...
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