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Being charged with a criminal offence may be the most stressful ordeal you will ever experience. You need a local criminal defence lawyer to help! So far you have probably been arrested and charged by the police. Your liberties have been restricted, you have been placed on conditions, and you have to appear in court. You’ve been through a lot, but that’s just the beginning. 
 
Although you are presumed innocent, the police believe you are guilty. Now, the government will use all the resources at its disposal to prosecute you to the full extent of the law. Even if you are not sentenced to a jail term, a criminal conviction itself can have resounding ramifications such as difficulties obtaining employment and hassles with international travel. In order to level the playing field, you need to know your rights and how to defend those rights. My job is to provide you with that essential information.

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An Entire Team of Experienced Lawyers Working On Your DUI Case
At Defend Your DUI, our team of impaired driving lawyers have extensive knowledge, experience, and reputation defending clients in DUI cases. We promise we will work tirelessly to uncover, examine, and exploit every defence available, and will use our collective 60+ years of experience defending DUI cases to do it.
 
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DUI & IMPAIRED DRIVING

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REFUSAL/FAIL TO BLOW

OVER .08

CARE & CONTROL

REFUSAL/FAIL TO BLOW

DUI & IMPAIRED DRIVING

OVER .08

CARE & CONTROL

10,000+ 

IMPAIRED DRIVING
CASES SERVED

60+

YEARS CRIMINAL
DEFENCE EXPERIENCE

Police and other witness observations of your driving and physical condition can be challenged through effective cross-examination.
A critical aspect of Over .08 cases is whether police followed all the technical aspects of the law in taking your breath samples
If you had difficulty understanding what to do, or difficulty providing a breath sample, we can help.
Without a proper defence, this offence allows you to be convicted of a DUI just for being in your vehicle while impaired/over .08.
At Defend Your DUI, we have a combined experience of 60+ years defending criminal and DUI cases. We have defended more than 10,000 DUI cases and have appeared on DUI related cases at all levels of court in Canada. 
 
Our lawyers routinely attend and present at DUI conferences, lectures, and seminars. Several of our ground-breaking cases in DUI law have been published in DUI books for lawyers.

 Our members also include the President and Education Director for the Criminal Defence Lawyers' Association; staunch advocates for accused’s rights and due process.
Meet Your Team of DUI Lawyers
IAN SAVAGE
MICHAEL OYKHMAN
 
RYAN PATMORE
RICK MUENZ
GREG JANZEN

Defend Your DUI is an association of independent practices.

ELAINE NG
DANIELLE BOISVERT
ELIZABETH WEISENBURGER
OOLDOUZ SOUTOUDEHNIA
LAUREN WHITE
Our Successful Cases
Our client drove through a checkstop, indicated he had some drinks that evening, and was noted to have glassy mirrored eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath. He failed the roadside breath test, blew .140 on the evidentiary instrument, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.
 
Once we were retained, we set the matter for trial and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Days before trial, we successfully negotiated the withdrawal of all charges.
Impaired Driving and Over .08
Charges Withdrawn
R. v. A.D. [Calgary Provincial Court]
Our client was initially observed by the police accelerating at a high rate of speed through a Walmart parking lot while on the wrong side of the road. Upon stopping, the police observed that his actions were slow and deliberate, his speech was slurred, and he admitted drinking earlier in the day. He failed the roadside breath test, blew .220 on the evidentiary instrument, and was charged with impaired driving, driving over .08, breaching his prior release, and some traffic tickets.
 
Once we were retained, we set a trial date immediately and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A day before trial we successfully negotiated a stay of proceedings on all criminal charges in exchange for a guilty plea to one of the traffic tickets.
Impaired Driving and Over .08
Charges Stayed
R. v. J.C. [Calgary Provincial Court]
Our client was stopped by the RCMP after being observed driving erratically. He had an odour of alcohol on his breath, blood shot eyes, and admitted drinking beer earlier in the day. He failed the roadside breath test, provided further breath samples at the RCMP station, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.
 
Once we were retained, we carefully reviewed the allegations and found what we believed to be a fatal flaw in the RCMP investigation. We contacted the Crown Prosecutor’s office immediately, and successfully negotiated a withdrawal of all charges on our client’s very first court appearance.
Impaired Driving and Over .08
Charges Withdrawn
R. v. M.B. [Canmore Provincial Court]
Our client was initially observed passed out in her vehicle in the middle of an intersection. A police helicopter found and followed our client (recording extensive erratic driving) until she was stopped and arrested.  She was observed to be extremely intoxicated, and was arrested for impaired driving. At the police station, she refused to provide breath samples, and was charged with impaired driving and refusal.
 
Although client did not have any defence to the impaired driving charge, we were able to negotiate a withdrawal of the refusal charge in exchange for a guilty plea to impaired driving. We then successfully convinced the court not to impose a criminal record on our client with her agreement to engage in treatment for her alcohol addiction.  
 
Refusal Withdrawn and Impaired Driving Curative Discharge Granted
R. v. K.D. [Calgary Provincial Court]

Disclaimer: The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided. All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials. The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Our client was found semi-conscious behind the wheel of a running motor vehicle. He was unsteady on his feet, confused, and smelled of alcohol. He was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.
 
Once we were retained, we immediately pled not guilty and set the matter for trial. After a careful review of the police evidence package, we noticed that the police officer involved with the case swore a false document in the course of investigating our client. We used this information to damage the officer’s credibility in front of the Judge at the trial, which in turn resulted in the Judge acquitting our client of both charges.
 
Impaired Driving and Over .08
Charges Dismissed
R. v. S.S. [Calgary Provincial Court]
Our client was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08 after he was pulled over for speeding and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. 
 
We immediately set his case for trial and reviewed the evidence against him. We identified several breaches of C.R.’s Constitutional Rights during the police investigation and filed a written complaint with the Crown Prosecutor and Judge. Shortly before trial we successfully persuaded the prosecutor that the breaches were so serious that dropping the charges was warranted.  
Impaired Driving and Over .08
Charges Withdrawn
R. v. C.R. [Airdrie Provincial Court]
…I am thrilled to say this is my first time I had a run in with the law and definitely my last!! Great experience with this firm. Professional and friendly. They will fight your case to the end!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!
 
L.V. June 2015
Glowing Reviews From Our Grateful Clients
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Rick,You rock! Thanks so much. I was speechless when you won, Rick. I would like to say now, . . . (money) well spent.
 
Corina

 

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Thanks again Rick. This means a fresh clean start for me and I will highly recommend you to anyone else I know that may experience similar difficulties.
 
D.G.

 

I was stopped for impaired driving in early October, and at 21, thought my life was over…. Now I can say with relief that all charges have been dropped and I am free of a criminal record.
 
A.M. February 2016

 

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I wanted to take a moment to thank you Rick for the outstanding job you did regarding my case. I am very impressed with your professionalism and the overall caliber of your service. I truly believe that I could not have made a better choice in someone to represent me.
 
Norm

 

…Despite the difficulty of my case and the new laws and procedures making it more difficult to get DUI charges withdrawn, we were successful and all charges were dropped…
 
W.Y. March 2014

 

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