Sex Crimes, Assault & Domestic Offences

Fighting Charges For Sex Crimes & Domestic Offences

Sexual assault cases are as varied on issues as there are cases in the system. These cases can be based on historical allegations, allegations arising from domestic or intrapersonal relations (dating, office, etc.), or can arise from misidentification. We have defended very high-profile and complex cases at all levels of court. Each sexual assault case has its own particular evidence. Any person accused of sexual assault or a domestic offence requires detailed and carefully crafted defences. Sexual assault cases typically benefit from extensive pretrial investigation and preparation and, when possible, litigation before juries.

Joseph A. Neuberger, the head of the domestic and sexual assault defence team of Neuberger & Partners LLP is regarded in the profession and by the courts as a highly-experienced and skilled defence lawyer in Ontario. The expertise and experience developed by years of dedicated, creative and successful work on behalf of the clients of the firm has uniquely positioned Joseph Neuberger and the lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP as a high-profile law firm in defending sexual crimes, domestic-related crimes and other violent crimes.

The lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP engage other resources to assist in order to successfully defend cases. We work with private investigators, forensic experts, and technology and social-media experts to develop strong defences. In domestic-related cases, whether they are sexual assault, assault, criminal harassment or threaten death allegations that may arise from a relationship, or an acrimonious separation and divorce proceeding, Joseph Neuberger and the team at Neuberger & Partners LLP have extensive experience in working with family law counsel for our clients and carefully reviewing all evidence and documents in the family court proceedings or child protection proceedings in order to amass important defence evidence to utilize in the defence and in the cross-examination of the complainant or complainants.

Joseph Neuberger can refer clients to family law lawyers who are experienced with high conflict divorces where special expertise is required to fend off false or misleading allegations, and then we are able to work with family law counsel to develop a comprehensive approach to protecting and thus defending our clients. A criminal allegation will impact someone’s life in a profound way. This no doubt causes extreme emotional stress. We understand this and we work with our clients to provide not just strong defences to criminal charges but also to help provide a support system for our clients to help them through some of the most traumatic times in their lives.

Joseph Neuberger has provided sophisticated and successful defences in many high profile cases. These cases include murder and high profile cases of sexual assault, domestic assault, internet luring and other complex violent crimes. Joseph Neuberger has spent years working to develop defence techniques to expose false allegations and to seek justice for his clients. If you are facing serious criminal allegations, then you are in need of sound legal representation that is based on years of effective representation of clients just like you. If your future is at risk, then you need representation from lawyers who are truly regarded by the profession and courts as experienced lawyers in the criminal justice system.

To discuss how we can help you work toward the successful resolution of your case, please call 416-364-3111 or contact us online for a consultation.

Thorough Representation Against All Domestic Assault Charges

TheToronto criminal lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP understand that any violent offences such as sexual assault, domestic assault, threaten death, criminal harassment, typically arise with in a domestic context and by necessity involve unique issues, such as ongoing family law disputes, high emotions and the effects on other parties (i.e., children, parents, siblings). These cases may require the use of secondary sources including family law documents, witness interviews, and medical and related documentation as a means to construct successful cross-examinations.

In all cases involving violent crimes, a comprehensive knowledge of legal and evidentiary procedures is a must in order to fully and properly defend a client. Our criminal lawyers are highly skilled in cross-examining witnesses and presenting strong legal arguments before the court and members of the jury. Our criminal lawyers take a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with experts in a range of fields, from forensic experts, private investigators, psychologists, technology experts and many other types of experts in order to develop our clients’ defence and assist with their own testimony. For example we will often engage private investigators to re-interview witnesses, to do social media investigations, to seek out new witnesses or to gather important defence evidence in order to provide a comprehensive defence for our clients.

To learn more about our sexual and domestic assault defence practice, please visit the following pages:

Please view our history of recent successes* to see details and outcomes of some of our recent cases involving sexual assault, domestic assault and violent crimes.

Contact Our Ontario Criminal Defence Law Firm

For a strong defence against any sexual, domestic or violent criminal charge, call our office at 416-364-3111 or contact our criminal defence firm online. With offices in Toronto, we represent clients in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario.

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.


1392 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6C 2E4
Fax (416) 364-3271


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