When faced with the possibility of a criminal record or a term of imprisonment (jail), choosing the right Criminal Defence Lawyer will be an important decision.

Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers: 403-585-1960

When faced with the possibility of a criminal record or a term of imprisonment (jail), choosing the right Criminal Defence Lawyer will be an important decision. Undoubtedly, the imposition of a criminal charge under the criminal code of other federal legislation in Canada will levy a significant amount of stress to your life. Part of the stress associated with such charges is predicated on a lack of understanding of the system and the law that prevails in criminal law. This website will provide you with the general information to understand the Criminal Justice system and allow you to make an informed decision governing your choice in counsel. Your choice is counsel will often dictate your likelihood of success. Regardless of what you have been told, this decision must be made carefully and not under duress.

Currently we are practicing in the following areas:

  • Bail Hearings: bail hearings for all offences, s.524 hearings, bail reviews, bail variations, bail estreatment hearings;
  • Homocide: Criminal negligence causing death, manslaughter, attempted murder, and Murder;
  • Assault: Assault (simpliciter), Domestic Assault, Assault causing bodily harm, assaulting an police officer, aggravated assault;
  • Drinking and Driving Criminal Offences: Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle (causing bodily harm or death), Over 80 Milligrams Percent of Alcohol, Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample; hit and run (fail to remain), Dangerous driving (causing bodily harm or death).
  • Drug Offences: Drug Trafficking, Possession of Drugs, Drug importation and conspiracy to traffic drugs;
  • Criminal Offences against the Administration of Justice: failure to comply conditions of release pursuant to a bail order, obstructing police, obstructing justice, perjury, and failing to appear in court.
  • Property Related Criminal Offences: theft under and over $5000, shoplifting, possession of stolen property under and over $5000, mischief under $5,000 possession of burglar tools, and robbery.
  • Weapons Related Criminal Offences: Possession (of a loaded) firearm, careless storage of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, use of a weapon in the commission of a criminal offence (robbery, extortion etc).
  • Cyber Crimes – Computer related Criminal Offence: Child Pornography, Fraud and Identity theft, information warfare, fraud, Phishing scams, unauthorized access, obscene and offensive content, inciting hate crimes, criminal copy right infringement, criminal defamation, Internet Drug Trafficking, and cyber terrorism.
  • Fraud: Insurance and bank fraud, tax evasion, breach of trust, impersonation, uttering a forged document etc.
  • Criminal Harassment: Stalking, uttering threats
  • Deportation and Extradition: Removal under s. 48 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, extradition to treaty partners etc.
  • Appeals: Defence and Crown initiated: Summary Conviction Appeals in the Court of the Queen’s Bench; and to the Alberta Court of Appeal, applications for Judicial Interim Release pending appeal.

Criminal Defence Team

Our criminal defence team limits the number of cases that we take on annual basis to ensure that full attention to detail is provided to each individual matter to ensure that no defence is overlooked. We will take the time to discuss your matter; and provide you with a preliminary free initial consultation. If you have been charged with a criminal offence, call 403-585-1960 or 1-888-695-2211 to book a free initial consultation.

Former Crown Prosecutor

As a former Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice and the Minister of the Attorney General of Alberta, Mr. Patel has secured the experience and unique knowledge base stemming from “both sides” of counsel table to defend you during these difficult and stress moments of your life. He has successfully defended citizens facing criminal and quasi-criminal charges in various jurisdictions in Canada. These offences ranged from minor (shop-lifitng matters to complex matters involving homicide.

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