Mr. Patel is a criminal defence lawyer servicing all of Alberta and Ontario. He is a former criminal Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice (Calgary Criminal Prosecutions), and an experienced criminal defence lawyer serving clients in Ontario and Alberta, and also throughout Canada through the Inter-Provincial Mobility Agreement permitted extra-jurisdictional practice in Canada where applicable.
He graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction; and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, in Toronto, Ontario with his law degree (LL.B). Currently, has a Masters of Laws at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has been called to the Bars of Alberta, British Colombia and Ontario. He is currently an active member of the Law Societies of Alberta and Ontario who specializes in Criminal Defence. Under the Inter-Provincial mobility agreement, Mr. Patel is permitted to practice in various jurisdictions throughout Canada on an interim basis.
During his academic training, Mr. Patel attended ‘The Hague Academy of International Law‘ in Den Haag, the Netherlands at the Peace Palace where he secured a certificate in advanced public and private international law. He worked as a junior consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Council- NGO section (ECOSOC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York, and as a personal legal research assistant for a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Netherlands.
Mr. Patel completed his articles of clerkship with the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Vancouver where the bulk of his articles were focused on civil and securities litigation. In 2003, he relocated to Ontario to practice Criminal law and Immigration Enforcement litigation with the law firm of Mamann& Associates (now Mamann, Sandaluk, Kingwell). He practiced law in Ontario for five years where he was known for his zealous yet innovative approach towards trial and appellate advocacy. He is regularly consulted by various senior counsel on novel legal issues that stem from the intersection of Criminal and Immigration law.
In 2008, Mr. Patel relocated to Calgary, Alberta where he worked with Alberta Justice & the Attorney General as a Crown Prosecutor in the Criminal Driving Unit. As a Crown Prosecutor, he maintained carriage of a varying range of criminal prosecutions, including driving offences (such as impaired driving, dangerous driving causing death, hit and run etc), crimes of violence (such as robbery and aggravated assault) and complex property offences (such as theft and fraud). Mr. Patel has successfully completed his training in the Intoxilyzer 5000c and the RCMP Search Warrant Course at “K” Division in Edmonton, Alberta. In addition to conducting cases while employed with the prosecution service, Mr. Patel had opportunity teach classes at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T) on behalf of a senior prosecutor. He also co-lectured classes at the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law in the field of Immigration Enforcement.
Mr. Patel assumes conduct of all cases including:
Impaired Driving, DUI, Over-80, Criminal Lawyers, 403-585-1960
Drunk Driving and Over 80, Dangerous Driving and other Driving-related Offences
VIOLENT CRIMES: such as assault, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, homicide, manslaughter and murder
DRUG OFFENCES: drug trafficking, drug possession as well as drug importation and conspiracy to traffic drugs involving the use of Part VI applications by Police Agencies to secure Wire-Tap or other forms of electronic surveillance.
CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES: such as illegal search warrants and illegal investigations on the part of police and legislation which runs afoul of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
WEAPONS OFFENCES: Guns and other Firearms Offences
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES: including large-scale frauds, tax evasion etc.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence
PROPERTY CRIMES: theft, shoplifting, possession of stolen property, robbery and property damage (mischief)
EXTRADITION & REMOVAL from Canada: to Foreign Countries and Transfer of Prisoners from Foreign Countries to Canada. Deportations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Mr. Patel handles criminal files in all jurisdictions in Alberta, including Calgary, Cochrane, Okotoks, Canmore, Banff, Didsbury, Edson, Jasper, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton, and Fort McMurray. He will also be assuming carriage of files in British Colombia in Radium, Inveremere, Golden etc; and also in the Province of Saskatchewan. Given the pandemic, Mr. Patel is conducted virtual interviews with new and existing clients, in compliance with the protocols from Alberta Health and the Government of Canada. He offers video conferencing to interview our clients.
Mr. Patel may be reached at 403-585-1960 or 403-585-4298 for an initial consultation.