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Recreational cannabis will pose new challenges for law enforcement

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation on Thursday November 29, 2018.

The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has raised various questions about how law enforcement will deal with a likely increase in impaired driving charges. If we want to know what the future might have in store,, we can look at the State of Colorado which legalized recreational marijuana approximately four years ago. In Colorado, the rate of impaired driving under the influence of cannabis has dramatically increased. In fact,...
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Police charge Whitby driver after seizing over 40 kg of marijuana

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges, Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Friday October 12, 2018.

Marijuana possession and use will be legal in Canada after October 17, 2018. But a Whitby driver greatly exceeded the new 30-gram limit and is facing charges after police seized 44 kilograms of marijuana from his car. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) allege that the driver was speeding on Highway 401 near Napanee. When police pulled the driver over, they saw large garbage bags in the back of his vehicle....
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Text messages are protected against illegal search-and-seizure

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Driving Offences on Friday October 05, 2018.

Most text messages you send to another person are safe from unreasonable search or seizure by the police. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that people have a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ when they send messages to someone else’s smartphone. This is not automatic. Courts will decide if the expectation of privacy applies based on the facts of a case. Consult a lawyer to determine if texts you sent are safe...
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Grandmother charged with impaired driving and failure to remain

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Driving Offences, Drunk Driving on Friday September 28, 2018.

A 54-year-old Whitby grandmother who crashed her SUV, sending her baby grandson to hospital, is facing impaired driving charges. The woman couldn’t control her vehicle and drove it through a fence. After entering an intersection, she could not drive away because the damage to the SUV was so extensive. The police took the grandmother and her grandson to hospital after finding them in their SUV. The boy was treated for...
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Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in drug charges, Drug Manufacturing & Cultivation, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Friday September 21, 2018.

Before October 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. On and after October 17, 2018, possessing that cannabis will be perfectly legal. But a person’s criminal record for possessing cannabis will remain. This record can only be expunged under certain conditions and with the help of a criminal lawyer. Why a person’s criminal record...
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Will police test you for drug-impaired driving?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Friday September 14, 2018.

Soon, you may be asking “What is my nanogram count?” if you decide to drive after using cannabis. In June 2018, the federal government established new offences for cannabis-impaired driving. Lawyers will be studying the new laws to be ready to assist people charged with the new offences when they go into effect on December 19, 2018. How the drug-impaired driving test works. The test will be similar to the breathalyzer tests...
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What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Driving Offences, drug charges, Drunk Driving, Impaired Driving on Tuesday September 04, 2018.

It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may result in impairment. Driving under the influence of drugs, even certain prescription drugs, raises the possibility that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident that could cause you or others to suffer serious or fatal injuries. For this reason, if the...
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Ontario doctor accused of sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Sexual Assault on Monday September 03, 2018.

A physician is facing assault charges after a woman in her 50s alleged that he assaulted her at a medical appointment in 2016. Police say they charged the Ottawa, Ontario, doctor with sexual assault after reviewing a complaint the woman made in February of 2017. Investigators are asking other alleged victims to come forward. The woman said she was alone with the now 44-year-old doctor in an examination room when...
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Criminal defence: Man guilty of drug dealing after 2 acquittals

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, drug charges, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking on Monday August 27, 2018.

A Leamington store owner was recently found guilty of drug trafficking after having been acquitted twice. The man, 54 years old, was found guilty by an Ontario Court Justice in Windsor. The OPP began looking into allegations the man was selling drugs to kids four years ago. Police began to watch the accused after having been acquitted for charges in the past. He was arrested again, and this time he may be facing...
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Ontario doctor must pay thousands of dollars over sexual assault

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Sexual Assault on Monday August 20, 2018.

A still-practicing physician from Ontario has been ordered to pay nearly $700,000 in connection with a sexual assault for which he was found responsible last year. The Sarnia doctor was found liable in civil court of the 1999 sexual assault of a former colleague and friend and ordered to pay her $200,000 in damages. The doctor has also been ordered to pay prejudgment interest to the tune of more than $155,000, court costs...
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