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If you have been charged with Impaired Driving or an Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) anywhere in Alberta, hiring an experienced legal team is your best defence. We are one of the highest-rated defence firms in Alberta, with an extensive record of success for our clients. Contact us today to prove that we are the right team for you. View Our successful cases.

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We will review with you all the documents you received from the police and carefully explore everything that happened to you. We will also discuss the court process, our flexible fee structure, and what we can do to help. From there, you can make an informed decision whether we are the right team for you. 

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

These guys are the best. They fought for my impaired driving charge, even when I thought they crown had me dead to rights they got me off!

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MEET YOUR TEAM OF DUI & IRS LAWYERS
At Defend Your DUI, we have a combined experience of 75+ years defending criminal and DUI cases. Collectively, we have defended more than 10,000 DUI cases, from basic DUI’s to DUI causing bodily harm, and even DUI causing death. Our lawyers have handled DUI cases in virtually every courthouse in Alberta, and have argued DUI appeals at all levels of court in Alberta, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. 
 
Beyond that, our lawyers routinely attend and present at DUI conferences, seminars, and Law School lectures. Several of our ground-breaking cases in DUI law have been published in DUI books for lawyers.

Our members also include the President for the Criminal Defence Lawyers' Association; staunch advocates for accused’s rights and due process. 


It’s not bragging. We just want you to know we know what we’re doing, and that we can help you win!
ELENA RYLAND
ANNY WANG
DANIELLE BOISVERT
GREG JANZEN
RYAN PATMORE
IAN SAVAGE
MICHAEL OYKHMAN
 
RICK MUENZ
MOIRA MCAVOY
DON'T LET AN IMPAIRED DRIVING CONVICTION RUIN YOUR LIFE
IMPAIRED DRIVING/DUI/IRS DEFENCE LAWYERS SERVING CLIENTS ALL ACROSS ALBERTA
You can’t win if you don’t fight. If you have been arrested and charged with impaired driving in Alberta, you are facing serious, life-long consequences. Hiring an experienced team of DUI lawyers will be one of the most important decisions you make.

Experience matters. Our practice is 100% dedicated to Criminal and Traffic Defence, with a strong focus on IRS, Impaired Driving, DUI, Over .80, and Refusal.


To build a powerful defence, you must first know exactly what you’re up against. 
MEET YOUR TEAM 
OF DUI LAWYERS
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At Defend Your DUI, we have a combined experience of 75+ years defending criminal and DUI cases. Collectively, we have defended more than 10,000 DUI cases, from basic DUI’s to DUI causing bodily harm, and even DUI causing death. Our lawyers have handled DUI cases in virtually every courthouse in Alberta, and have argued DUI appeals at all levels of court in Alberta, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. 
 
Beyond that, our lawyers routinely attend and present at DUI conferences, seminars, and Law School lectures. Several of our ground-breaking cases in DUI law have been published in DUI books for lawyers.

 Our members also include the President for the Criminal Defence Lawyers' Association; staunch advocates for accused’s rights and due process. 


It’s not bragging. We just want you to know we know what we’re doing, and that we can help you win!
A SMALL SAMPLE OF 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
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

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Before I met with Ryan, I was stressed and down. I worried about my profession, the implication of DUI. I was literally stressed out. But on meeting Ryan, he was calm and extremely professional. He went over the processes with me and reassured me that he will do his best to assist me. He said to me, now that you have handed this over to me, you can go home and continue with your work and your life and leave us to worry about the case. That was the best reassurance I ever got. True, I left his office feeling very relieved. Exactly as he said, a day to the trial, Ryan called me to tell me that charges have been dropped like it never happened. I screamed and thanked him.
K.K.
 These guys are the best. They fought for my impaired driving charge, even when I thought they crown had me dead to rights they got me off! Amazing to deal with. Fair pricing for the outcome. I can’t say enough about how they helped change my life for the better! Do not hesitate to use them!
J.M.
Michael Oykhman was my defense lawyer in a matter pertaining to a DUI charge. Michael was very professional, while still making sure I understood the entirety of the process. Michael and his team worked every possible angle and my charges were completely withdrawn. 

I hope I never need him again, but Michael would be my first call if a situation were to arise.
D.N.
I recently had charges of DUI there was not hope for me base on the circumstances how everything happened I decided to get the services of Ian savage I just wanted to say thank u so much Ian he got out this one very professional lawyer and highly recommend..
G.E.
I was looking at a second DUI charge and had no place to go, I had got online and started to do my research reading testimonials and reviews. I found a gentleman with an outstanding reputation for professionalism and a great track record in his field. I wasted no time in contacting Mr. Michael Oykhman and I presented him an almost impossible case as I know I screwed up and I was 100% in the wrong...

I could go on and on but to make a long story short, Mr. Michael Oykhman gave me a second lease on life and it was money well spent, I highly recommend him and his team to get the job done...
G.E.
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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results 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.

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WE WILL FIGHT TO HAVE YOUR CHARGES WITHDRAWN
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 negotiated a withdrawal of all charges on our client’s very first court appearance.
Impaired Driving and Over .08
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
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.
Impaired Driving and Over .08
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
I was charged with a DUI and through Google search I found Oykhman Criminal Defence Law. In no time at all I had a consultation with Michael. I was feeling utterly defeated and had little hope for a positive outcome. He explained the legal aspects of the situation and presented all my options. Two days before my court date, he called to let me know the charges had been dropped. I don't know how he did it but I am very thankful that I had Michael as my defence lawyer 
Awesome law firm, always answered my calls and phone me back when I left a message. Never made me feel like they were doing it just for the money and actually cared about the outcome !!!! I would recommend Elaine and her team over any lawyer in Calgary. Fees were very affordable and the service was worth ten time I paid ! Had dui and a theft charge and four failure to appear!!! Elaine and her colleagues were able to have all charges stayed and including the 4 failures that I was definitely guilty of.
E.D.
O.C.
Our client was driving home from a night out with a friend when he turned the wrong direction onto a one-way road. He immediately noticed his mistake and began to make a U-turn when he was pulled over. The police officer asked our client if he had anything to drink, to which he responded “yes” and was instructed to get out of his vehicle. When the officer mentioned that another officer would soon bring a roadside test, our client stated that his lawyer advised him not to provide a sample and he intended to follow those instructions. After refusing the officer’s demand, our client was arrested for refusing to provide a breath sample.  

Upon being retained, we discovered several problems with the investigation, including a Charter violation and raised these with the Crown Prosecutor. As a result of our negotiation, the Crown withdrew the charge against our client.
Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample
Our client lost control of his vehicle and as a result, it rolled over and struck a power pole. Both a witness in a nearby home and our client contacted police to report the incident. When police officers arrived, they asked our client if he had anything to drink, to which he responded “no”. The officer then demanded a breath sample but stated that because our client was smoking a cigarette, they would have to wait 20 minutes before taking the sample. About two and a half hours later the officers took several breath samples from our client which all failed to produce a result. Our client was then arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

Upon being retained, we immediately ordered disclosure and found several Charter violations throughout the course of the investigation. We raised these with the Crown Prosecutor and as a result of these discussions, the Crown withdrew the charges.

Impaired Driving and Over .08
Our client was pulled over by the police after running a stop sign. When the police approached our client’s vehicle to issue him a ticket, they reported being able to immediately smell alcohol coming from his breath, and also noticed that he had very slurred speech and red glossy eyes. Further, when the police asked our client to exit his vehicle for the purpose of performing a roadside screening test, it was reported that he could not keep his balance and that he immediately fell back down into his car. Our client was then arrested for impaired driving and brought back to the police station where he blew 0.200 and 0.210 in the evidentiary instrument.

Upon being retained we immediately ordered and reviewed disclosure, and found that our client’s rights had been violated a number of times throughout the investigation. We filed a comprehensive Charter notice on our client’s behalf and notwithstanding the strong evidence against our client, all charges were withdrawn prior to trial.
Impaired Driving and Over .08

DUI & IMPAIRED DRIVING

Police and other witness observations of your driving and physical condition can be challenged through effective cross-examination.
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OVER .08

A critical aspect of Over .08 cases is whether police followed all the technical aspects of the law in taking your breath samples.

REFUSAL/FAIL TO BLOW

If you had difficulty understanding what to do, or difficulty providing a breath sample, we can help.

IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE SANCTION (IRS)

We must file a review within 7 days of your suspension if you hope to win.

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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results 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.

DUI & IMPAIRED DRIVING

Police and other witness observations of your driving and physical condition can be challenged through effective cross-examination.
GET A FREE CONSULTATION

OVER .08

A critical aspect of Over .08 cases is whether police followed all the technical aspects of the law in taking your breath samples.

REFUSAL/FAIL TO BLOW

If you had difficulty understanding what to do, or difficulty providing a breath sample, we can help.

IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE SANCTION (IRS)

We must file a review within 7 days of your suspension if you hope to win
IAN SAVAGE
MICHAEL OYKHMAN
 
RICK MUENZ
RYAN PATMORE
GREG JANZEN
DANIELLE BOISVERT
ANNY WANG
ELENA RYLAND
MOIRA MCAVOY

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