THREATENING DEATH OR BODILY HARM

Toronto Threatening Death Lawyers

Uttering Threats of Death or Bodily Harm Is Illegal in Ontario

If you have been charged with threatening death or threatening bodily harm, you are facing conviction for “uttering threats.” This conviction can bring jail time, fines and a lasting criminal record that may affect housing, employment and other areas of your life.

At the Ontario law firm of Neuberger & Partners LLP, our Toronto threatening death lawyers defend clients facing charges of solely uttering threats, as well as those who have been charged with domestic assault or other crimes in addition to uttering threats. We work to evaluate the Crown’s case against you and find any manner in which we can help you avoid a conviction.

What the Crown Needs to Prove

If the Crown wishes to go to trial, it will have to prove that you knowingly made a death threat or threat of bodily harm against an individual. The Crown must also prove that you intended such a threat to be treated seriously. In cases involving domestic violence or other assault, the Crown may look to see if a pattern of violence exists, or if any protection order or restraining order has been placed on you. If so, this may help it prove its case.

The Importance of Understanding the Charges You Face

When you face charges for uttering threats of bodily harm or death, it is important that you understand what these charges involve. As your dedicated criminal defence firm, we will spend as much time with you as necessary to analyze your charges and review your options. You will always be prepared for all steps in the process.

Our lawyers understand fully what it takes for the Crown to prove its case, and we also understand exactly what it will take to mount an effective and comprehensive defence on your behalf. We will compile all supporting evidence, obtain witnesses and prepare you for your examination at trial. Our lawyers are well known for thorough preparation and successful trial strategies.* While our past success cannot guarantee success in future cases, our experience only helps us prepare for whatever comes our way.

Contact Our Threatening Bodily Harm Law Firm Serving Toronto and Oshawa

If you face criminal charges for threatening bodily harm or threatening death, call our office at 416-364-3111 or contact our assault defence law firm online. We will help you prepare the thorough, determined defence you need to best protect your rights.

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