If you face charges for criminal harassment in Ontario, it is important that you do not take such charges lightly. Consequences for conviction can range from the implementation of a protection order, which can limit your freedom of movement, all the way to imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years. To best protect your freedom, seek out an experienced Toronto criminal harassment lawyer to start building your defence.
At Neuberger & Partners LLP, our criminal defence lawyers are highly trained and experienced professionals who have proven themselves through numerous successful cases.* Joseph Neuberger has more than over 25 years of experience defending clients charged with criminal harassment and related offences. We have the tools and resources required to create comprehensive defence strategies on behalf of each of our clients. We are prepared and ready to help defend you against the criminal harassment charges you face.
Criminal Harassment Defined
Criminal harassment includes extreme, repetitive acts on the part of one individual that make the recipient fear for his or her safety. Acts that can be considered the basis for criminal harassment charges include:
- Harassing phone calls
- Harassing mailings or Internet communications
- Repeatedly following the person (commonly referred to as stalking)
- Spending time outside the dwelling place or workplace of the person
- Any threatening conduct toward the person’s family
- Uttering threats
If you find yourself charged with performing any of the conduct above or any similar conduct, contact us to learn how we can help you with your defence.
A Comprehensive Approach to Your Criminal Harassment Case
The first meeting with a Neuberger & Partners LLP lawyer will involve a detailed review of the background to the allegations in order to assist with identifying potentially helpful evidence. In many cases, allegations of criminal harassment involve cellphone, smartphone and computers as mediums for communication. It is vital to any defence that the lawyer you hire has extensive experience knowing where to look for important defence evidence, and how to effectively use this evidence in a trial.
Equally as important is the knowledge of how to challenge potentially damaging evidence either through rebutting with other evidence or in bringing applications at trial to exclude the potentially damaging evidence. We often use experts in various fields to assist with defending clients, such as private investigators, computer and Internet experts. The lawyers at Neuberger & Partners LLP will work with you to develop a strong comprehensive defence.
We will analyze the Crown’s case against you to determine if your actions would have led to any reasonable person to fear for his or her safety. We will review the evidence and interview any witnesses. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that we thoroughly prepare you for your court hearing, including holding mock examinations and cross-examinations. Our lawyers will be sure to answer all of your questions and keep you informed of any developments in your case as they arise.
Contact Our Lawyers About A Stalking Charge
For the strong defence you require against your criminal harassment charges, 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.