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Violent crimes on the rise in Ontario, particularly in Toronto

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday June 18, 2018.

It seems that no neighbourhood in Toronto is safe anymore. Violent crimes are on the rise and they aren't relegated to lower income areas, either. The Bay and Yorkville area in Toronto is one of the most affluent in Ontario. Yet it is where a successful 37-year-old CEO lost his life to a gunshot in May while he was simply out for a walk. Witnesses told police the man was shot...
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The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday June 12, 2018.

According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an effort to protect Canadians and encourage people to prioritize saving a life, an act providing legal protection to witnesses during a crisis situation became law in May of 2017.   What Protection Does the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Afford? If you or someone that you...
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The Impact Of Arrest On A Young Person’s Future

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday June 07, 2018.

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” – Aristotle Even over two thousand years later, Aristotle’s words ring true. While society’s younger members often make mistakes that are attributed to lack of life experience, the foundation that they lay early on can have a significant impact on the rest of their life. The Effects Of An Early Arrest When it comes to pursuing 4-year post-secondary education and reaping...
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Are you facing professional misconduct charges as an accountant?

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday June 05, 2018.

As an accountant in Ontario, you would not have been where you are without investing substantial resources into gaining the qualifications necessary to practice your profession. For this reason, society typically holds CPAs to high standards of conduct. If you face allegations of misconduct, your personal and professional reputation could suffer significant harm that might even have long-term consequences. Your chosen field of work can be intensely competitive with mounting...
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What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part Two

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday May 28, 2018.

If you have been arrested or detained by the police, it can be difficult to know where you stand. Especially for individuals with no previous history of interactions with the police, the process can be overwhelming. While there are limitations as to a person’s ability to make decisions and act on them during the arrest or detainment process, there are certain rights that all Canadians are entitled to while in...
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What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part One

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday May 22, 2018.

Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, you have certain rights that are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From understanding the difference between detainment and arrest to knowing who to contact if you are in trouble, understanding what is expected of you and what you can expect from others...
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The Implications Of A Criminal Record

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Wednesday May 16, 2018.

The concept of a criminal record can seem vague. From understanding the difference between a crime and a provincial offence to knowing who may access a criminal record, it is important to be well-informed. A criminal record is the record of an individual’s criminal activity, provided that they have been convicted of a crime. For offenders over the age of 18, a criminal record has the potential to have lasting...
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Doctor Lies To Ontario College Of Physicians And Surgeons

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday May 07, 2018.

A Montreal-born doctor who spent a significant part of his career practicing medicine in New York City was arrested in early 2000 for the unlawful prescription of drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. It is alleged that the doctor provided opioid-addicted patients with drugs such as fentanyl and oxycodone which, in one case, resulted in an overdose death. According to a Toronto Star investigation, in May of the same year, the...
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10 people dead, several injured in mass homicide in Toronto

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday April 30, 2018.

A 25-year-old Toronto man is in police custody after killing several pedestrians by driving a van onto a busy city sidewalk. The recent incident, which garnered worldwide attention, left 10 Ontario residents dead and several others injured, some seriously. The accused has been charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder. Authorities are still investigating the incident, which happened on one of the busiest streets in...
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Understanding Ontario’s marijuana laws and potential changes

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Monday April 23, 2018.

Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are located on the borders of multiple provinces. Some speculate that cross-border trips might become frequent if marijuana laws are much less restrictive in a neighboring province. Current laws and possible future regulations in Ontario It appears that Quebec and Alberta plan to set 18 as the legal...
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