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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
 
MOIRA MCAVOY
ELLEN SUTHERLAND
CAMERON MITCHELL
BARBARA DOWKER
CALGARY TEAM
EDMONTON TEAM
JOSEPH BELLER
JULIA HUNTER
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. 
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
An anonymous civilian called the police to report that our client’s vehicle was being driven erratically. The police located him and noticed that he was unable to maintain the lane and that he was speeding. They pulled our client over and requested that he provide a roadside breath sample, which he failed. Our client was taken to the detachment and he was ultimately charged with impaired driving, driving while over the legal limit, and dangerous driving.

We immediately requested and conducted a thorough review of our client’s disclosure. We set his matter for trial. We identified serious violations of our client’s Charter right to counsel and convinced the Crown that they would not be able to secure a conviction. The Crown withdrew our client’s charges on the morning of trial.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn, No Criminal Record
Impaired Driving, Over 80, and Dangerous Driving
Our client was charged with impaired driving and driving while his blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit after the police attended in response to a report that our client was involved in a single motor vehicle collision. Several civilian witnesses identified our client as the driver of the vehicle in question. Our client was arrested and taken to the detachment, where he provided breath samples that were over the legal limit.

Upon being retained, we immediately requested and reviewed our client’s disclosure. We identified several violations of our client’s Charter-protected interests. With our client’s instructions, we set the matter for trial. After one day of trial where we got the evidence that we needed from the Crown’s witnesses to later argue that our client should be acquitted, the Crown directed a stay of proceedings.

Successful Result: Charges Stayed, No Criminal Record

Impaired Driving and Over 80
Our client was pulled over after rolling through a stop sign and had to provide a mandatory alcohol screening breath sample. His roadside breath sample resulted in a “fail”. Our client was arrested and taken to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were over the legal limit.

Our client was charged with impaired driving and driving while over the legal limit.  Upon being retained, we thoroughly reviewed the disclosure package and identified a number of violations of our client’s right to counsel under the Charter. We contacted the Crown Prosecutor and outlined all the violations. Ultimately, we convinced the Crown Prosecutor that we would be successful at excluding evidence at trial as a result of these Charter breaches. The Crown stayed our client’s charges as a result of our advocacy and attention to detail.

Successful Result: Charges Stayed, No Criminal Record 
Impaired Driving and Over 80
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 charged with failing to provide a breath sample. The police noticed our client leaving a liquor store without putting his purchase in the back of his vehicle, and suspected that our client was driving with alcohol within reach, in contravention of the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act. The police claimed to smell an odour of alcohol when they pulled our client over and requested that our client provide a roadside breath sample. Our client made 12 unsuccessful attempts at providing a breath sample and was charged with refusal.

We thoroughly reviewed our client’s disclosure package and immediately identified what we viewed as an egregious violation of his Charter right against unreasonable search and seizure – the arresting officer did not have enough plastic tubes to take breath samples from our client, which meant that our client had to wait for another officer to bring more tubes, all while he was detained. At trial, we cross-examined the arresting officer and got him to admit that he had made a mistake by forgetting to bring enough plastic tubes. After successfully arguing that our client’s rights had been breached during the police investigation, the trial judge acquitted our client.

Successful Result: Acquitted at Trial, No Criminal Record
Refusal Charge
Results in Acquittal
Our client was charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide breath samples after the police received a complaint of what appeared to be a physical altercation in the vehicle. Our client made four unsuccessful attempts at providing a roadside breath sample. She explained to the police that she had medical issues including bronchitis, but the police charged her with refusing to provide a breath sample.

We learned about our client’s medical issues during our interviews with her and understood that she had genuinely tried her best to provide a breath sample. We collected medical documentation from our client’s physicians. We began negotiating with the Crown Prosecutor and convinced them that our client had a lawful excuse for failing to provide a breath sample. Ultimately, the Crown Prosecutor stayed the charges.

Successful Result: Charges Stayed, No Criminal Record

Impaired Driving and Refusal Charges Stayed
Our client was charged with impaired driving, driving while over the legal limit, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident after he caused a five-motor vehicle collision at an intersection. Our client panicked and left the scene prior to police arriving. The police located him later and arrested him for impaired driving. Our client suffered injuries during his arrest. This part of the police investigation was not captured by body-worn camera footage. Our client was taken to the detachment, where he provided breath samples over the legal limit.

Upon being retained, we immediately began thoroughly reviewing the voluminous disclosure package and working on our client’s defence. We identified a number of violations of our client’s Charter rights. Prior to the trial, we filed a detailed Charter Notice outlining the arguments that we would be making at trial; namely, that the police used excessive force in arresting our client. A few days later, the Crown Prosecutor stayed the charges against our client.

Successful Result: Charges Stayed, No Criminal Record
Impaired Driving, Over 80, and Hit & Run

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

OYKHMAN CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAW

OYKHMAN CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAW

YOU ONLY HAVE 7 DAYS TO ACT ON AN IRS!

MEET YOUR TEAM OF DUI & IRS LAWYERS
GET A FREE CONSULTATION
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!
IAN SAVAGE
MICHAEL OYKHMAN
 
RYAN PATMORE
GREG JANZEN
ELENA RYLAND
MOIRA MCAVOY
JOSEPH BELLER
JULIA HUNTER
CALGARY TEAM
BARBARA DOWKER
ANNY WANG
DANIELLE BOISVERT
CAMERON MITCHELL
ELLEN SUTHERLAND
EDMONTON TEAM