If you’re in trouble, our lawyers can help.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, your freedom is on the line. Since you are visiting our website, it is likely that you or a family member have been charged with a criminal offence. In Canada, a criminal conviction can have devastating consequences such as the loss of friends, family, immigration status, employment opportunity, and personal self-worth.

We believe your future is worth fighting for.

While your situation may seem hopeless, remember that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A number of legal options are at your disposal. Our team of experienced criminal defence lawyers are standing by to assist you in navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system.

If you are ready to take action, request a free consultation today to speak with a criminal defence lawyer.

How to choose the best Edmonton criminal defence lawyer

When faced with criminal charges, it is important to choose the best-suited criminal defence lawyer for your case. However, with so many lawyers available for hire, how do you know who to trust?

You deserve legal representation from a team of lawyers prepared to mount a formidable defence on your behalf. A team that will scrutinize every aspect of your case and work to negotiate a preferred outcome.

At Oykhman Criminal Defence, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional legal services. We have received over 500 five-star Google Reviews from grateful clients across Western Canada. Our lawyers collectively have more than 60 years of criminal defence experience, and have represented clients at all levels of court in Canada.

We are passionate about criminal law and are fully invested in those we represent. No matter the situation, we never lose sight of our clients’ interests. Furthermore, with open lines of communication, you can count on us to keep you informed every step of the way.

How much does a criminal defence lawyer cost in Edmonton?

When you are arrested and charged with a criminal offence, the first thing that comes to mind is how much this is going to cost me. The answer, of course, depends on a variety of factors, including the lawyer’s experience and what type of defence is needed.

A client can expect fees ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 for pre-trial legal services. If your case goes to trial, additional fees may be required.

What does an Edmonton criminal lawyer do?

A criminal defence lawyer is a vital part of the Canadian justice system. They protect the rights of the accused and ensure that everyone is treated fairly under the law. Criminal defence lawyers can work in private practice or for the government, and they can specialize in any area of criminal law.

At Oykhman Criminal Defence, our team of lawyers work exclusively with the private sector to defend the rights of individuals charged with a criminal offence. Further, we manage all aspects of the criminal proceedings and act as intermediaries between our clients and the Crown.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

Oftentimes, people are hesitant to contact a lawyer due to cost concerns, and the fear of being judged.

Our advice to you is simple: Don’t deal with your charges alone.

Obtaining at least minimal legal advice is crucial to help you avoid the worst consequences of a conviction. Initial consultations with our firm are free of charge.

We’re here to help you. When you’re ready, contact our team of Criminal Defence Lawyers servicing Edmonton, every court center across Alberta, and beyond. Let us earn your business and prove that we are the right legal team for you.

Why Choose Us?

Our firm has over 300+ five-star Google reviews.

We are one of the largest criminal defence teams in Western Canada.

Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined legal experience.

We have defended clients in over 10,000 cases.

We offer flexible payment structures and fee plans.

Our team is available 24/7 to provide help and support.

Practice Areas

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving (also known as a DUI) captures a wide range of criminal alcohol and drug driving-related conduct and is one of the more common criminal offences in Edmonton.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence refers to a range of offences that are inflicted on a person with whom you have an intimate or family relationship. This includes individuals like your common-law partner, husband, wife, children, boyfriend or girlfriend.

Violent Offences

The term ‘Violent Offences’ refers to a number of very serious crimes including homicide, attempted murder, robbery, uttering threats, criminal harassment, and criminal confinement.

Drug Offences

Drug offences are listed under federal legislation called the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”), not under the Canadian Criminal Code. Because drugs are under federal jurisdiction, matters must be negotiated with Federal Crown Prosecutors, rather than Provincial Crown Prosecutors.

Youth Offences

Youth offences are crimes committed by young offenders between the ages of 12 and 17. Even though a different act governs the prosecution of youths, all of the crimes specified by the Criminal Code of Canada are applicable to young offenders.

Assaulting A Peace Officer

Assaulting a peace officer is a charge classified under “Offences Against the Person and Reputation” in the Criminal Code. This offence has the same elements and maximum punishments as a conviction for common assault, but it specifies that the victim be a peace officer.

Criminal Driving

Criminal driving encompasses multiple motor vehicle offences in the Criminal Code, and is different from charges under the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta.

Assault & Threats

To be found guilty of assault, all that is needed is proof that you intentionally applied some amount of unwanted force to another person, and that the other person did not consent to the application of force.

Sexual Offences

‘Sexual Offence’ refers to a wide range of offences including Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm, or Sexual Assault Against a Minor.

Property Crimes

Property offences are extremely common and heavily prosecuted crimes, it includes crimes like theft over and under $5000, mischief, fraud and possession of stolen property.

Traffic Crimes

Traffic Offences and Traffic Violations are breaches of Provincial Legislation and do not result in a criminal record. However, certain traffic offences can result in very significant fines, lengthy driving suspensions, and, in some circumstances, jail.

Fraud

Fraud is a type of non-violent property offence that covers a broad range of acts, such as using another person’s credit card without their knowledge or consent, falsifying insurance or employment-related records, or engaging in complex schemes that result in a substantial financial loss to an individual or a corporation.

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Choosing the
Right Legal Team

What really sets us apart is our team approach. Collectively, we have successfully defended thousands of cases across multiple provinces and at all levels of court. With offices in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, our criminal defence lawyers regularly attend court all across Canada. When you hire one of our lawyers, you get our whole legal team and the collective wisdom and experience that comes with it.

Why Choose Us?

Client Reviews

Danielle was incredibly professional and effective in the defense of my case. But more than that, she really listened and tried to help me personally. She was kind, honest and open when it came to my specific situation. I appreciate her sense of humanity. It wasn’t just a paycheck. She made me feel like I’m worth it and my life is worth it. Thank you for caring and for putting in the effort Danielle!! I couldn’t have done this on my own.

R.M.

I found myself charged with crimes I couldn’t understand. Danielle heard of my predicament and offered to take the case with a payment arrangement that I could manage. Her friendly professionalism helped ease my nerves and her confidence that she could help put this matter behind me was unshakeable. The end result was I still have a clean record and faith that there is help available for those who need it.

C.M.

Danielle Boisvert was my lawyer and I appreciate her professionalism and speedy responses. Danielle made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process and gave me the confidence that things would be taken care of. In no time at all Danielle told me the good news that she had successfully withdrawn my charges. Please contact Danielle Boisvert if you are facing criminal charges, you will not be disappointed!

B.

Anny Wang was my defence attorney. I had never been in trouble with the law before but I found myself facing criminal charges. I had no idea what to do or what was going on. She took the time to explain everything to me and made time to answer my many questions. I took her advice at every turn and made me feel a lot better about going to trial. I felt prepared and knew what to expect. She got all the charges dropped just like she had predicted. She did an amazing job in court and out. I highly recommend Anny Wang to anyone facing criminal charges and needing legal counsel. Thanks again Anny Wang for everything you did!

H.

Amazing service, professional and couldn’t ask for better results. Anny Wang was very clear about the process and thoroughly explained it. Was able to have my charges withdrawn, again amazing. Highly recommend Anny to anyone facing a criminal charge as she’s great to have in your corner when entering the court system for your first time. Thank you again Anny Wang!

S.B.
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Successful Cases

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Frequently Asked Questions

All our 30-60 minute free consultations are conducted with one of our Criminal Defence Lawyers and include the following steps:

  • Gathering of some personal information about you, such as your level of education, occupation, and citizenship status. This information can be crucial for building your defence and seeking a resolution with the Crown Prosecutor;
  • Careful review of all documents you received from the police. We will explain what each document is, and what you can expect from and need to do for all upcoming appearances;
  • Critical review of your recollection of events, and any supporting materials you choose to bring with you. This step helps us identify possible defences and avenues for further investigation; and
  • Discussion of the court process, our fee structure, and what we can do to help.

Beyond these steps, we would be happy to tell you more about us, and answer any questions you may have. If you chose to retain us to help you, we will immediately provide an overview of what steps we plan to take next, and suggestions as to what you should do to improve your chances of a successful outcome.

We offer flexible payment options and structures designed to meet our clients’ individual needs. Our lawyers accept all major credit cards, bank drafts, money orders, email money transfers (e-transfers) and, of course, cash.

If you decide to retain us after the free initial consultation, all we need is a retainer (down payment) to get started. The rest of the fee payments for the case can be spaced out over time. We can set you up on a monthly or bi-monthly payment plan, and process payments over the telephone or by email to make it easy for you.

The cost of a criminal defence lawyer will depend on several factors, including:

  • how complex your case is,
  • how serious the charges are, and
  • how experienced the Criminal Defence lawyer is.

The fees of a competent Criminal Defence Lawyer will typically range into thousands of dollars. The good news is that only a fraction of that amount is due initially. We offer flexible payment schedules so the fees can be paid in monthly installments.

Additionally, we offer flat rate fees, with no hidden costs. It is our standard practice to review all the costs during the free initial consultation. This means you will know exactly what our services cost at the outset and can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

For the free initial consultation to be as productive as possible, you should bring (or email in advance) the following materials:

  • A written statement (preferably typed) outlining your version of events;
  • All documents that you have been given by the court or by the police;
  • Any disclosure you have received;
  • Photo ID; and
  • Any supporting documents, such as photographs, emails, texts, phone records, medical records, receipts, etc.

Ideally, you will have prepared a copy of these materials for us to keep, but if not, we can always photocopy them during the consultation.

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