Criminal Defence Lawyers Serving Brampton, Ontario

Criminal Defence Lawyers
Serving Brampton, Ontario

The Brampton criminal defence lawyers at Passi & Patel have successfully defended people charged with a wide range of criminal offences. From minor, less serious offences, like mischief and shoplifting, to more serious crimes, such as drugs and weapons offences, our lawyers have defended clients and helped them obtain the best possible results.

The lawyers at Passi & Patel practice exclusively in criminal law. As a result, we excel at defending our clients, while using our knowledge and expertise to provide sound legal advice, protect our clients’rights, and work in their best interests to achieve positive results. While it is difficult to determine the exact results for your criminal charges, what our lawyers can promise is to diligently work on your case by dedicating ourselves to helping you obtain the most appropriate resolution to your charges.

Meet Our Brampton Criminal Lawyers

Meet Our
Brampton Criminal Lawyers

Jay Passi

Jay Passi is a Peel region based lawyer who has over twenty-three years of experience in criminal law. He has focused exclusively on criminal law, and successfully defended clients in a wide array of cases…

Rick Patel

Rick Patel has a passion for criminal law. He is diligent and determined to obtain the best result possible for his clients. Though he will tackle criminal cases of all types, he has developed a considerable interest and expertise…

Why Hire Us

Communicating with Clients

We ensure that you are kept informed throughout the entire process. We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is a stressful experience and we make the process as transparent as possible.

Unique & Personal Representation

We do not provide cookie-cutter solutions. We offer free legal consultations to every client in order to first understand your individual circumstances, then we customize your defence strategy to your unique situation.

Exclusive Focus on Criminal Defence

We only practice criminal law. We have a vast wealth of experience and are able to handle the full spectrum of criminal offences. Every case, no matter the size, is given the same degree of attention and effort.

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Recent Cases

R. V. C.B.

Client was charged with “Theft Over $5000 ” with a co-accused in relation to their employer (i.e : breach of trust scenario).After extensive review of the disclosure, we were able to demonstrate that the client’s involvement was minimal. As a result, the charge was marked withdrawn.

R. V. T.W. ET AL

Client was charged with Conspiracy to Import Cocaine and Importation of Cocaine. Ultimately, at trial in the Superior Court of Justice, client was acquitted of  all charges as a result of a “knowledge” defence.

R. V. J.N.

Client charged with “Driving with Excess Blood Alcohol”.Prior to commencement of trial, client pled guilty to the non-criminal charge of “Careless Driving” under the Highway Traffic Act.

Criminal Defence Lawyers You Can Trust

Criminal Defence Lawyers
You Can Trust


When selecting a criminal lawyer, consider factors like experience, reputation, communication skills, and track record of success. Schedule consultations with multiple lawyers to assess their approach and compatibility with your needs. Choose a lawyer who instills confidence and demonstrates a commitment to your defence.

If you've been accused of a crime, remaining calm and seeking legal advice immediately is crucial. Refrain from discussing the matter with anyone until you've consulted with a legal professional. Your next steps will depend on the specifics of your situation.

A criminal defence lawyer in Brampton provides essential support and guidance throughout the legal process. They assess your case, explain your rights, develop a strategic defence, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court if necessary. Their expertise can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

If you're arrested, remember your rights: remain silent, request a lawyer, and do not consent to searches. Cooperate with law enforcement regarding basic identification information, but avoid discussing the details of the incident until your lawyer is present. Your rights protect you during police interactions.

The criminal justice process in Brampton typically involves arrest, first appearance, pre-trial discussions, judicial pre-trials and a final court date. Each stage presents unique challenges and opportunities for defence strategies. Your lawyer will guide you through this process, advocating for your rights and working toward the best possible outcome.

Yes, it's possible to have charges reduced or dismissed through pre-trial trial discussion or trial. A skilled criminal defence lawyer will assess the circumstances of your case and explore all available options to minimize the consequences you face.

You may be eligible for a court-appointed lawyer if you can't afford a criminal defence lawyer on a given court date. You also may be eligible for “legal aid” through Legal Aid Ontario if you meet specific financial criteria.

It's generally advisable to refrain from speaking to the police without a lawyer present. Anything you say can potentially be used against you in court, even if you believe you're innocent. Exercise your right to remain silent and request legal representation before engaging in any discussions with law enforcement.

Missing a court date can have serious consequences, including the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest. It's crucial to notify your lawyer immediately if you're unable to attend a scheduled court appearance due to unforeseen circumstances. Your lawyer can help address the situation and possibly reschedule the date.

The duration of your case depends on various factors, including its complexity, the backlog of cases in the court system, and whether you choose to go to trial or pursue alternative resolutions. Your lawyer can provide an estimate based on the specifics of your situation, but it's essential to remain patient throughout the legal process.

If you're found guilty of a crime, the court will proceed to sentencing. Depending on the severity of the offence and other mitigating factors, the judge may impose fines, probation, community service, or incarceration. Your lawyer can advocate for leniency and explore options for post-conviction relief, such as appeals or sentence modifications.

In some jurisdictions, certain criminal offences are eligible for expungement or sealing, which essentially removes or restricts public access to your criminal record. Eligibility criteria and procedures vary by state and the nature of the offence. Consult with a criminal defence lawyer to determine if you qualify for record sealing or expungement in your jurisdiction.

If you believe your rights were violated during the arrest or investigation process, document the details of the incident as soon as possible. Contact a criminal defence lawyer to discuss your options for filing a complaint or pursuing legal action against law enforcement agencies or officers involved.

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