IMPAIRED DRIVING BY DRUGS

Toronto Impaired Driving by Drugs Lawyer

Strong Defence Against Impaired Driving by Drugs Charges in Ontario

It is a criminal offence to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. These charges are usually documented by means of standardized field sobriety tests taken at the roadside under the observation of a police officer, who is usually a drug recognition expert. This may include a “Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus” test in which the officer examines the person’s eyes as he or she follows an object side to side. Other tests include the “Walk and Turn” test or the “One-Legged Stand” test. Each test allows the drug recognition expert to examine the person’s ability to perform physical tasks with divided attention.

These tests are not perfect indicators of the presence of drugs, and have proven error rates. At the Ontario law firm of Neuberger & Partners LLP, we have considerable experience cross-examining police officers on these tests, and can provide highly effective representation at trial if you are charged with the impaired driving offence(often called operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of a drug).

We are known as a highly-experienced criminal defence firm in Ontario. Our Toronto impaired driving by drugs lawyers have the knowledge and experience to provide thorough defence against all impaired driving, or drinking and driving, charges. To learn more about our experience, view our recent successes.*

Defence Against Impaired Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

You can be charged with impaired driving by drugs if you have been taking any controlled substance such as cocaine or marijuana (marihuana), or if you have taken any prescription drugs that impair your ability to operate a vehicle. Our criminal defence lawyers will attack the validity of the charges on all levels, from the initial stop and the field sobriety tests to the credibility of the arresting officer. We will exhaust all avenues to seek a dismissal of your charges or to minimize the consequences of any conviction.

Milton Field Sobriety Tests Law Firm in Toronto

If you have been charged with impaired driving by drugs in the Greater Toronto Area, call our office at 416-364-3111 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation at our Toronto office. We serve clients from Milton, North York, Scarborough and throughout the GTA.

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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