Losing Your Drivers Licence?

Avoid a 1 year driving Suspension.

You have 7 days to submit your notice.

If your driver's license is suspended under the Alberta Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS), you have only 7 days to fight your ticket before facing a 1-year driving suspension.

You shouldn't lose the freedom to drive and risk your work or relationships because of one mistake. Our team of lawyers will assess your claim for free.

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We all make mistakes; however, with the new Immediate Roadside Sanctions program, you could lose your licence for over a year, affecting your freedom and ability to work.

Our dedicated team of defence lawyers will act quickly to evaluate your IRS notice for free.

You will receive an immediate response about your chances to win an appeal before spending money on a lawyer.


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"We are over the moon with the service from this crew. They were so fast to respond and very straightforward about my chances of winning an appeal. They told me that it was a long shot and made sure I knew I was gambling with a loss. Left it in my hands with no presure. We were for it and they won!"

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Upload Your Notice

Attach "Notice of Administrative Penalty"

Please attach a photo of you Government Issued ID (Drivers license / Passport)

Submit Your Notice to Avoid a Driving Suspension

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Step 1

Upload Your Ticket

Simply upload a photo of your IRS notice to our website, along with your information, and you will receive a response immediately

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Step 2

Free Notice Evaluation

Our defence lawyers evaluate your notice for free to establish if it is possible to make a winning appeal.

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Step 3

We Fight Your Suspension

Once we have determined if we can fight your IRS notice , we begin the process of getting your licence back.

Simple Payment Options

Your primary concern is fighting off your license suspension.

We offer simple 1, 2 or 3 monthly payment plans to reduce financial

stress and get you back on the road sooner.

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Andrew Phypers


Andrew Phypers is one of the founding members of both Advocate Law and the sole founder of Drive Defence.

He is an experienced criminal defence lawyer having appeared in all levels of court including Court of Justice, Court of Kings Bench, Alberta Court of Appeal, And the Supreme Court of Canada. 

He graduated with an honours degree from the University of Calgary in 2008 and achieved a Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2012.  

Andrew now practices exclusively in the area of criminal law, and he has defended all manner of cases, including impaired driving, first and second-degree murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, aggravated assault, firearms, armed robbery, and drug trafficking.  

When it comes to impaired driving and roadside appeals Andrew is a technical and savvy trial lawyer with an eye for finding a defence where others cannot. 

What Andrew guarantees is that he will not accept your retainer unless there is a valid defence. Andrew is not in the business of taking payment where there is no chance of success.   

Andrew and his team can defend you throughout all of Alberta.


What is the Immediate Roadside Sanctions program?

The Immediate Roadside Suspension is a program instated by the Alberta Government where you can face an immediate driver’s licence suspension, vehicle seizures, fines and more if law enforcement has grounds to believe that you are operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.079.

Do I have to pay for the IRS notice evaluation?

The evaluation of your ticket to determine if it is possible to make an appeal is completely free. Even if we find that we are unable to fight your ticket, you do not pay anything. 

How does the process work?

All you have to do is upload a photo of your ticket and your contact information, and our team will review your ticket. We will contact you within 1-2 hours to let you know if you can successfully make an appeal or if you may be facing a driving suspension. 

If we believe we can fight your ticket, our team of defence lawyers will begin the process of helping you keep your licence.

How long will my suspension be after receiving an IRS notice?

If you receive an IRS FAIL, you could be facing an immediate driving suspension of up to 15 months. If you want to avoid losing your ability to drive, contact Drive Defence as soon as possible.

Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Once we determine if we can appeal your ticket in court, we offer monthly payment plans and accept credit cards for our legal services.

Our payment options include:

• 50% Initial Fee Payment Option

• 3 Month Payment Option

• Full Payment Option

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