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Impaired Driving Solutions Lawyer Brian Starkman DUI/DWI (Ontario)

Brian Starkman is an excellent lawyer.
He is very knowledgeable in the area of drinking and driving.”

Wow, what can one say but, thank-you Brian! This man is good! He is straight forward, honest, and makes no promises. I can’t believe that at first, I was extremely apprehensive due to the fact there was no fancy office, no flashy car, just an everyday man. However, when you see this guy work in a court room he just seems to take control. Considering he wasn’t familiar with the judge or crown his work was like magic. His knowledge of previous cases just adds to his presence. If there is a way to work a case he will find it! I would highly recommend to any one. Thanks again Brian. -Scot R.

Brian Starkman is absolutely the best lawyer you can get for his area. Many reviews say his cost of hiring is expensive, but it is worth everything in the end, this man is not a gamble you are paying for a way out or a better outcome. On my trial which lasted two days from the 18th through the 19th of December he was the hardest worker. At first he seems stern and intimidating, but that’s exactly the kind of lawyer you need. After many doubts in my mind, and many worries he found a way. In the courtroom you will be amazed by his critical thinking, analytical thinking and the dedication to fighting your case. I had my over 80 dismissed even after I told the cops everything. Brian is truly the best and I thank him so much for what he has done for me.

I had Brian Starkman as the legal counsel on a over 80 case. From the beginning Brian and Karen were very professional in all of my interactions. I was always able to reach Karen for any questions or concerns. Brian gave me a very good idea from the get go of what I can expect and he delivered what he promised. I had my over 80 case dropped to a traffic violation. I was charged sometime around April of 2016 and the matter was resolved by Jan 2017. I would highly recommend Brian if you want your dollars worth and peace of mind that your case is being handled by an experienced professional – M.K

If you are in need of a criminal lawyer for a D.U.I case I would highly recommend using Brian Starkman. I was facing my second D.U.I charge, looking at one month in jail, losing my license, and a criminal record. I was not hopeful in my chances of winning or lessening the charges, but knew I had to try. First of all Brian will not lie to you, he will tell you if you have a chance of winning or not. Next he is extremely hard working and thorough with everything that he does. He will stay in contact with you throughout the process, and tell you everything that you need to do. When it comes to the court date he will pull at every straw and fight tooth and nail for you. In my case we ended up settling for a careless charge, and one year of probation with an interlock system. The best I could of asked for. Amazing work, 5 stars!

Brian and his team handled my case with such professionalism. In our first meeting Brian was very honest and provided great feedback both about the legal system, the charge and what I could expect going forward. This instantly put my mind at ease that I’d come to the right lawyer for assistance. Throughout the process his team did an amazing job keeping me up to date and clearly outlined the process and what the expected next steps were. In the end Brian got an amazing result and had the charge of over 80 reduced to careless driving. This process was difficult and challenging and Brian and his team handled it with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend this lawyer.

When accused of a DUI charge I turned to Brian Starkman after consulting with a number of lawyers about my case. I was facing criminal charges for the first time in my life and did not have a good feeling about my case. I found Brian Starkman’s website and reviewed his videos, and immediately my feelings about my case started to change. Upon my first meeting with Brian, I found him to be knowledgeable and professional. His team and staff were no different. I chose him to represent me for my case. Fast forward and my case did not even go to trial. No criminal charges were pressed, and I owe it all to Brian and his team. I cannot thank Brian and his team enough for outstanding work. I highly recommend that others make the same great decision I did.

Hiring Brian saved my life and my career. I was criminally charged with dangerous driving and was sure if convicted I would lose my first full-time job. Brian was very knowledgable and upfront during our meetings. His team prepared me for everything that was to come. Brian’s hard work, expert skills, and positive relationships with those in the legal community resulted in a non-criminal charge of carless driving. I am so incredibly thankful to Brian and his team for all of there hard work on my case. I would strongly recommend Brian Starkman to anyone who is criminally charged with a driving offense.

I was charged with Over 80. I hired Mr. Starkman. He worked very hard to prepare for my case. When Mr. Starkman cross-examined the police officer, he had the officer spinning every which way. When Mr. Starkman was done with the officer, the crown attorney knew she had serious problems with her case. She offered us a resolution that allowed me to plead guilty to a traffic offense whereupon the Over 80 charge was dismissed. I avoided a criminal record and a license suspension. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Starkman to anyone charged with a criminal offense.

I was charged with impaired driving and Over 80. My career hung in the balance. I hired Brian Starkman. He made no promises other than he’d do his best. He came to court ready for battle. He effectively questioned the police witnesses. His arguments to the judge were articulate, logical and compelling. Quite simply, the prosecutor was over-matched. The judge dismissed both charges. My career was saved. I could not have hired a better lawyer.

Wow! I cannot put into words how happy I am to have retained Mr. Starkman! From the start, Brian was upfront about his thoughts on the case, he did not get my hopes up, he stayed realistic with me at all times. Brian had his work cut out for him with my case, and as it was my second impaired charge, I was facing very serious consequences including mandatory jail. I was scared to say the least! When the trial day arrived, my family and I were incredibly relieved once we saw Mr. Starkman in action. He truly is an artist with his questioning and pointing out even the slightest inconsistency in the case. His experience and comfort in the court room is very obvious. Even though Mr. Starkman warned us that we never know what could happen, when it came to the judgement day we were very confident Brian had absolutely raised reasonable doubt through his tenacious questioning. The result was all three of my charges being dismissed!Incredible. We all make mistakes, cover yourself and hire Brian!

Without Brian’s expertise I would have been convicted for sure. You get what you pay for and I paid for the best. After attending court in Bancroft for my DUI trial, Brian got me the best possible result. Charges withdrawn. I highly recommend Brian Starkman.

Brian Starkman is a brilliant lawyer with extensive experience. I was terrified with the thought of having a criminal charge (DUI/over 80). After meeting with Brian and sharing the facts I felt confident in Brian’s knowledge of the law and expertise in his field. He was honest, and upfront throughout the time period between meeting him and my day in court. When meeting Brian Starkman, he lead me to believe I had a good case and he was successful in having my charges reduced. Have no hesitation in trusting Brian Starkman to represent you and advocate for you within the justice system.

His professionalism , dexterity and succinctness makes him probably the best Criminal Defense Attorney In Ontario and Canada. If you need a lawyer Brian is the best, you need not look any further. Ontario’ s Best criminal defense lawyer.

I hired Brian Starkman because a friend of mine had a similar case to mine to which Brian had got him out of. The charges against me included “DUI” and “Flight From Police”. Brian Starkman handled my case with professionalism and great knowledge. In the courtroom Brian had the Crown Attorney’s case in a tailspin, which he called a train wreck. After a short period of time the Crown came to Brian to offer him a deal to which got me out of both criminal offences. Brian Starkman is a great lawyer who knows his stuff and is very professional. Just relax let Brian Starkman “drive the bus!”

My name is Steve and I am beyond thankful for Brian’s help, guidance and assistance when it came to my case. I was charged with over 80 and my career and life would have been greatly affected by a guilty verdict. I did not think that there was much hope before I met with Brian.. Brian was up front and honest with me, never giving me any false hope but letting me know that we did have a chance. In the end, as a result of Brian’s professionalism, hard work and knowledge of the court procedures, my over 80 was dropped to a careless driving charge (from a Criminal charge to a Highway Traffic charge). I cannot thank Brian enough for saving my job, my career and for giving me second chance. I was given a second chance because of Brian and I would highly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation.

Today I won my Over 80 charge in the Grenville Court in Brampton. This was all possible due to Brian’s extensive experience and his confidence in the courtroom. I honestly had given up hope after hearing the story of other people with DUI’s. I still cannot believe that all the charges against me were dismissed. He’s given me a second chance in life and I could not be happier. If anyone has been charged with a DUI, I strongly suggest you give Brian a call. He was always prepared for each of the court appearances. He really knows what he’s doing. Thank you so much again Brian Starkman. God Bless.

Brian was my life saver after being charged with DUI and over 80. He was supportive, honest and represented my interests well, resulting in a very positive outcome (reduced charges to Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act rather than a criminal conviction. I am glad to have found Brian when I really needed someone solid and knowledgeable to help me through this process. Thanks again to Brian.

I was very pleased with the professionalism in which Mr. Starkman conducted himself. His courtroom manner and expertise was top notch. During a very difficult time in my life, it was very reassuring to have him on my side. It put my worries at ease. The fees I paid to have him on my side was worth every penny. If you are going through a DUI charge and want to put your fears to rest, I strongly recommend Mr. Starkman’s services. Thank you!

I was very happy I had Brian represent me on my drnking and driving charge, because of his efforts the charge was dismissed. I avoided a criminal record and was able to keep my license. I highly recommend him.

Brian represented me on my over 80 dollar charge. I was very fortunate to have a dedicated, confident and knowledgable lawyer. Brian’s cross examination of the crown’s witnesses and closing statement was outstanding, as a result of his expertise I was found not guilty. I would highly recommend Brian. Thanks again.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank Brian, Kas and Karen for a job “well done”. Mr. Brian Starkman is an excellent, well informed and hard working lawyer. He is very respectful of all concerned parties. He is confident and has the ability to face any challenge. We are most impressed with Mr. Starkman’s thorough professionalism. Mr. Starkman’s expertise was very important and helpful in bringing about a successful resolution of the case. Thanks again! AD/MD.

Brain was awsome i thought my case was open close but because of brains knolge and experence he was able to show me theres no such thing. he was able to have me keep my linces and no crimal record. very very impressed iwould recomend foe any crimal charges hes a machine and wont stop till u can get the best out come highly recomend thanks brian

Very helpfull, with his assistance, and help to prepare myself for the case, and to attend the Court I was able to reach my goal, and we WON the case. He represented me in front of the Court with excellent skills, and efforts to prove all in my favour. I am sure that anyone who is considering retaining Mr. Starkman will get full attention, and valuable service from him personaly, and his office. Thank you very much one more time Mr. Starkman. AM, Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Extremely experienced and very comfortable to talk to. I had a very good experience in how they dealt with my case. Even when I was afraid the odds were against me; they managed to turn it around and beat my case. I would highly recommend Brain Starkman and his associate (Kas Marynick) to anyone seeking legal assistance.

I just had a very positive experience with Brian Starkman regarding my over 80 charge from three years ago. Brian worked xtremely hard to win the case and went to the wall with every reasonable argument that he could in my defense. Brian even pushed the case waiting for an important decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. Brian’s perseverance, research, knowledge and respect for the judicial system did well for my case and I am forever grateful that he was able to win the case as it was a difficult situation. Thank you Brian for all you have done and for anyone who is looking for a hardworking, trustworthy lawyer I would recommend you put your trust in Brian. Respectfully Jeremy L.

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I was found not guilty today and I think the officer who arrested me was not happy about it. I was very impressed and pleased with Brian’s representation, especially the result! I recommend him highly.

Amazing work got me out of a really sticky situation so i can move on with my life. Would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with a dui charge in ontario

In the past year I have had the pleasure of having Brian Starkman and his team represent me for what would have been life changing. I cant thank them enough for their outstanding work and dedication. for all the great work is why I rate them the way I did. thanks again.

Brian Starkman is absolutely the best lawyer you can get for his area. Many reviews say his cost of hiring is expensive, but it is worth everything in the end, this man is not a gamble you are paying for a way out or a better outcome. On my trial which lasted two days from the 18th through the 19th of December he was the hardest worker. At first he seems stern and intimidating, but that’s exactly the kind of lawyer you need. After many doubts in my mind, and many worries he found a way. In the courtroom you will be amazed by his critical thinking, analytical thinking and the dedication to fighting your case. I had my over 80 dismissed even after I told the cops everything. Brian is truly the best and I thank him so much for what he has done for me.

I was charged with Over 80. I was terrified I would get a criminal record and lose my job. I hired Brian. He worked very hard on my case. He put together a motion arguing that my right to counsel was infringed. His argument concerned the Crown so much that we were able to resolve my matter by allowing me to plead guilty to a non-criminal traffic offence. The criminal charge of Over 80 was dismissed. I am ecstatic at this result and I owe it all to Brian and his team.

I had been charged with refusal to provide a breath sample in February 2017. This was my first criminal offense and I could not have it show up because of my professional career. I was worried, so I started searching and came across Brian Starkman. I had him represent me in court and it was the BEST decision I ever made. Brian is very knowledgable and it showed in court. There was 2 cops that testified and Brian questioned everything they did. Through the questioning, it showed that one of the cops that pulled me over was not so truthful afterall because of what the other cop said. Since the two cops stories were very different, Brian had a solid case and SUCCESSFULLY dropped all my charges during the second trial. I would highly recommend Brian, he is worth every penny.

My overall experience with Mr Starkman and his assistant Karen has been very satisfying. I was charged with a DUI over .80 back in February of this year. I have to admit I was very scared of the consequences that followed. I did my research and found that Mr Starkman has a good reputation of fighting these type of cases. I, like many other in my previous situation, was desperately looking for some way out of the trouble I was in or looking to face. I hired Mr Starkman after meeting with him as he was honest with me and explained the possible outcomes. Though I was looking for good news or words of hope, he did not give me any false hope or discouraged me. He is honest and straight forward. At the day of my trial, Mr Starkman was professional and VERY knowledgeable! He grilled the officer that charged me and exposed his not so consistent story, thus winning my case! Never will I go through this again, but if I had to, I would not hesitate to call Mr Starkman again for it.

He is a wonderful lawyer who always made sure that we understood what was going on during the entire process. He made sure to get all the information from us before hand, which made him well prepared for our court date. While at the court he made sure that we understood what was happening during every step of the process. He even took the time out to explain to us all our possible outcomes in non-legal terms so that we would not be shocked during the process. If you want a lawyer who will help you win as well as make you feel comfortable along the process, choose Starkman!

Mr. Starkman was an incredible choice for legal representation. He was referred to me by a family member and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision to hire him. I was charged with DUI for sleeping in my vehicle and charged with a criminal offence for the first time in my life. I was so scared of the repercussions of such a charge, but after meeting with Brian the first time I felt a great sense of relief and confidence. He and his staff were extremely helpful with any questions or concerns I had about my case and I always felt that they had my best interests in mind. As for the trial, watching Brian in the courtroom was pure magic. He was organized, tenacious and sharp, and he was excellent in the cross examinations. I have never seen a person so professionally prepared for an argument in my life. When I was found not guilty I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted and for that I am truly thankful to Mr. Starkman. He is an exceptional attorney.

I would like to state my fulsome praise and gratitude to Brian Starkman for successfully representing me in a recent traffic matter. His meticulous and thorough cross examination of the police officers was masterful and he was able to illicit inconsistent and conflicting testimony from them. He skillfully paved the way for a successful resolution of the traffic matter that was under consideration. Brian listened carefully to my representations and he kept me fully informed of the procedures as they would unfold in the courtroom. Needless to say, I am ecstatic about the resolution of my case, due to the amazing efforts put forth by Brian Starkman; his courtroom manner is confident and his words are persuasive. Like Anne Sullivan, Hellen Keller’s teacher, Brian Starkman is a miracle worker. The panic and fear that enveloped me for the last year have now been replaced by feelings of resounding relief and exhilaration. Deo gratias and an A+ review for lawyer, Brian Starkman.

I am overjoyed by the work Brian Starkman did for me. I cannot believe how perfect the outcome was – I have been absolute terrified for the last year and a half and was prepared for the absolute worst. Brian on and off the stand was completely confident and I could not ask for a better lawyer to help me through this. Thank you so much for all the work you and your team have done. When I researched DUI lawyers – Brian Starkman’s name came up repeatedly and I absolutely see why.

I found myself in a state of terror, being arrested for a criminal offence for the first time in my life, after being arrested for the offence of Over 80. Discrepancies between the Criminal Code, and the HTA, result in a reality that the Ignition Interlock Program, a condition that would have been placed on my driver’s license, simply does not work for me. I have agricultural equipment that I would no longer be able to operate to transport crop production, and etc. on roadways. I met with Brian Starkman, and he assured me that he would help me through this to the best of his ability. Preparation is 90% of brilliance, and Brian’s team had preparations in place that resulted in a welcomed resolution on the date of the trial. I simply had to place my trust in the preparations that were clearly targeted towards the significant issues in this case. Brian, and his team, was successful in getting me through this, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome achieved. Thanks Brian and team.

After an accident I was charged with DWI by drug. I thought I had no case and would be pleading guilty. Brian and his team were very helpful, pleasant to deal with and extremely knowledgeable. They even went the extra mile by having my requirement to stay in Ontario removed. If not for this I would have had to cancel a previously planned trip to the States. Brian helped me understand my options for trial or plea, let me make my own decisions and didn’t try to push me one way or the other. Shortly after I decided to fight the charge Brian talked to the crown and had the charge WITHDRAWN!! If I hadn’t called Brian Starkman I almost certainly would have pled guilty. Thank you Brian and Team!!!

Brain Starkman best lawyer in town. I had DUI Over 116 – 120. Brain took my case and kept me informed about the court dates. His assistant Karen would answer any of my questions and return all my calls. Brain handled my case in a very professional manner. His criminal defines lawyer partner Richard went with me in the court and got me off on a careless driving with 6 points off and had to install the interlock device for 12 months. However no Criminal Record.He has no sales pitch will tell you what he can do for you depending on your case he is genuine and hard working lawyer!! I would highly recommend this lawyer!!!

Brian Starkman did an excellent job defending my over 80 charge. After meeting with a few lawyers beforehand, it became clear that Brian was confident, knowledgeable, and experienced to the point that he quickly became my first choice. Throughout the case he was honest and straight forward, answering quickly any questions I had. And in court, he was calm and competent in the arguing of my case, which we won. I would without hesitation refer anybody and everybody who finds themselves in a similar unfortunate circumstance to Mr. Starkman. Thank-you Brian and your team.

In 2011, I found myself facing four serious charges. After conferring with a number of candidates to represent me, I knew that Brian Starkman was THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB. It took 18 months for my matter to go to trial and Brian’s efforts were always on point. Going through an ordeal of this nature is traumatizing, however, I knew that I was in good hands and my utmost confidence in his capabilities was well rewarded. At trial he quickly decimated the Crowns offerings. What was to be a two day trial was over by lunch the first day. His knowledge of the law, his deft application of courtroom skills and his attention to the details of my case were masterfully executed on this thankful clients behalf. The charges were withdrawn. Furthermore, I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing his talents at work. It is a fine thing to watch a true professional at the pinnacle of his calling and BRIAN STARKMAN IS THAT MAN!! He has represented me admirably on two separate occasions. He is THE BEST!!

Brian is an excellent attorney. I was charged with over 80 and Brian was honest and upfront with me the whole way through the experience. Honestly if you need a criminal defense attorney for anything Brian is your guy. He walks into the courtroom prepared and is able to react to any new information instantaneously, leaving the crown stumbling after themselves. Brian’s communication leading up to the trial had me worried, as this was my first experience with any court proceedings at all, but those fears were alleviated quickly once I saw him work in the courtroom. And in all honesty he wasn’t there to hold my hand he was there to win my case, which he did. My case was dismissed. Brian is the only criminal attorney I would contact if I ever needed help again in the future and I HIGHLY recommend him.

I was referred to Brian Starkman by the owner of a large trucking company who informed that Brian has successfully defended 3 truck drivers. Brian Starkman is an outstanding lawyer. The charges against me for operating a vessel (boat) while impaired where thrown out on not one but two different points. The amount of research and work he put into my case was astounding. To me it seemed the Judge was even impressed with his presentation. I thought I knew the best approach for my defense but Brian really knows his business and the crown didn’t have a chance against him. I thought his fees were high at first but when you consider the cost of a conviction and the ongoing expenses he is absolutely worth the investment. When the charges against me were dismissed it felt like he gave me my life back.I would suggest to anyone facing impaired driving charges to use Brian Starkman.

Brian Starkman is an excellent lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in the area of drinking and driving. He was able to successfully fight my case and resulted in my charges being dismissed. I am glad I accepted his suggestion to use a toxicologist which really strengthened my case. He was extremely professional and understanding throughout the case. I highly recommend Brian’s services, especially for drinking and driving charges as he definitely knows what he is doing.

I am very pleased with the outcome of my recent court appearance and it is all due to Mr. Starkman. Mr. Starkman handles himself in a very professional and confident manner and without him on my side, I highly doubt I would have had the desired outcome I was hoping for. Because of his expertise I was able to avoid a criminal record that would have affected my professional career for the rest of my life. I could not be happier or thank him enough for what he has done for me. I appreciated his constant reassurance throughout this trial. I would recommend him to any and all who are looking for a lawyer to help them with their legal matters.

On May 2012 I was charged with Over 80 in Ontario. Mr. Starkman took on my case and after meeting with him and witnessing Brian in the courtroom, Brian’s professional knowledge, confidence and expertise is second to none. Brian was well worth having on my side in the courtroom. The outcome of the case was very much in my favour. I cannot thank Brian enough for all his hard work and time. Great job Brian, thank-you again.

Hello just to start off, I am not working for Mr.Starkman, I am not his secretary, nor his assistant.I am a regular blue collar Joe, with a 9 to 5 job who slugs it out each day in the heat and the cold, and works hard for each and every dollar. My case was one that I wasn’t sure he was going to win. I doubted him, not initially, but the more I looked into it the less encouraged I became. The day I met Brian he knew this and told me, “Relax ,let me drive the bus” and within minutes of reading my disclosure he knew we had a winner. I was charged with care and control and over 80, it looked very bleak and it was very confusing to say the least.Brian won the case with hard work and with a different view than I would have ever thought. How clever of him. That my friends only comes with experience. One lawyer, I met at the trial actually told me I had chosen the best. If I had 5 thumbs they would be all up for this man. He is a bit of a grump, but means well in his heart. Thank you Brian.

I was charge in Goderich over 80.I thought my case was hopeless, but he constantly reassured me that things would work out in my favor, and they did. If you are looking for a lawyer for over 80 case in Goderich Ontario Would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with an over 80 charge in Ontario , look no further than Mr. Brian Starkman. He is the best and worth every penny! Great communication, easy to work with, looked out for my best interests.Thanks again

Mr. Starkman is a really great guy that fought hard to have my impaired charge dropped. He did not stop at the word of the police offices, who was obviously not divulging the entire episode as it actually happened. He pressed on until all records and videos of my arrest were presented and the Judge saw that what was reported and the actual events were not the same. The charge was then dropped. I am VERY relieved at the conclusion and am convinced that it was due to the professionalism of Brian Starkman.

I want to comment on the experience with Brian Starkman who represented me at my trail on Sept. 24 2013 . My case appeared to me to be difficult to win but Mr. Starkman and his experience was able to get me a favorable outcome. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing representation in legal matters. Tim A

I was very impressed with the amount of work Brian put into working on my case for me. Because of his diligence and knowledge of the law system my charge was dismissed. I was very relieved to have him “drive the bus”. Thanks, Brian.

All together he is a really good lawyer. From the first time you meet him you can tell he’s got a lot of experience, he’s confident and he knows what he talks about. I am very satisfied with my over 80 case result and I would definitely recommend Mr Starkman to everyone.

Sometimes bad things happen to good people and you don’t want to plead guilty before you talk to an expert. Mr. Starkman and his team were very helpful, knowledgeable, and never gave up on me. He was informative and of course he is one of the best out there specially in DUI cases. He helped me and one of my friends (in case of my friend, it was a different matter than DUI) and saved us from getting wrongfully accused. I would highly recommend him and his team to anyone.

I was very pleased to have Mr. Starkman represent me in my DUI case. He and his team were very friendly, cordial, and available to answer any questions or concerns that I had. Communication was excellent. I thought my case was hopeless, but he constantly reassured me that things would work out in my favor, and they did. If you are looking for a lawyer for your DUI case in Southern Ontario, look no further than Mr. Starkman. He is the best and worth every penny!

Please note that past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. Outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.