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Man accused of Toronto assault exonerated by video evidence

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

Deception may not be their intention, but witnesses in criminal cases are not always reliable. As time passes, memory fades or becomes a distortion of the actual event, and often people develop inaccurate reconstructions that could potentially lead to the conviction of the accused. Witnesses may also be susceptible to undue influence from police officers and prosecutors, and cross-examination by a criminal defence lawyer is needed to arrive at the...
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Allegations of violent crime require custom defence strategies

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in violent crimes on Wednesday December 17, 2014.

When a person is accused of a violent crime, most people tend to presume guilt before all of the facts of the case are heard. Understandably, allegations of violence evoke strong emotions, but the reality is that everyone accused of a crime in Canada has a right to challenge the prosecution's evidence. In fact, many criminal cases are won by defendants before arguments are ever presented to a judge. Allegations...
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