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Eloy Ivan Trujillo

DUI and DWI Attorney at Santa Fe, NM

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    New Mexico - NM < 1 year
    Washington - WA 1 year
    California - CA 19 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State NM
    Acquired 2023
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WA
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Drunk Driving (DUI): VC 23152 (a) & (b) DUI with Injury/Accident Felony DUI Reckless Driving: VC 23103 DMV Administrative Per Se Hearings (DUI) Out of State Resident CA DUI Defense Vehicle Narcotics Possession, Sales, Transportation and Trafficking Speed Contests Red Light Camera Violations DUI Criminal Record Clearing (PC 1203.4 Expungement) Drug Diversion (Prop 36) Hit & Run: VC 20002 Vehicular Homicide DUI/DMV Writs & Appeals

    20 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Drunk Driving (DUI): VC 23152 (a) & (b) DUI with Injury/Accident Felony DUI Reckless Driving: VC 23103 DMV Administrative Per Se Hearings (DUI) Out of State Resident CA DUI Defense Vehicle Narcotics Possession, Sales, Transportation and Trafficking Speed Contests Red Light Camera Violations DUI Criminal Record Clearing (PC 1203.4 Expungement) Drug Diversion (Prop 36) Hit & Run: VC 20002 Vehicular Homicide DUI/DMV Writs & Appeals

    20 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Drunk Driving (DUI): VC 23152 (a) & (b) DUI with Injury/Accident Felony DUI Reckless Driving: VC 23103 DMV Administrative Per Se Hearings (DUI) Out of State Resident CA DUI Defense Vehicle Narcotics Possession, Sales, Transportation and Trafficking Speed Contests Red Light Camera Violations DUI Criminal Record Clearing (PC 1203.4 Expungement) Drug Diversion (Prop 36) Hit & Run: VC 20002 Vehicular Homicide DUI/DMV Writs & Appeals

    20 years

Before entering private practice, Mr. Trujillo worked as a Deputy Public Defender, legal aid lawyer, and as a staff attorney with the statewide non-profit impact litigation firm, Prison Law Office. 

During his career, he has worked in a variety of practice areas, including criminal defense, correctional mental health, and parole suitability.  His community involvement includes being an active member of the Board of Directors of San Jose's community-based legal services organization, Asian Law Alliance , since 2006.

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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Eloy, is a great attorney. We consulted with him and several other attorneys on a DUI case. We picked him because he quickly made himself available to discuss his background and the process we were facing. We just settled the case today (the best outcome of a bad situation) and he guided us through the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
Let justice prevail by retaining the right legal counsel
Mt. Trujillo did an excellent job handling a CD case for my family. He provided focus guidance while leaving you to use your best judgment. Eloy was extremely responsive and thoughtful in a case that required it. We hope to never fail into another unfortunate situation again to require his services, but if you need someone to assist you professionally, thoughtfully and thoroughly, we recommend you contact Mr. Eloy Trujillo.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2014
Knowledgeable, Communicative, Courteous, and Effective Lawyer for DUI Cases
As titled, Eloy Trujillo is a knowledgeable, communicative, courteous and professional criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his services for those in need of a DUI lawyer in San Francisco. A little less than a year ago, I had the unfortunate need of a DUI lawyer. I called several lawyers during my panic - I thought life was over, the end of the world had come, and I was probably the only person ever to have been arrested for a DUI. Eloy was the only lawyer with whom I spoke that gave me a little bit of peace. He spoke to me in plain English to explain the situation, processes, and potential paths my case might take. He also outlined a very rough strategy based on what I had shared - all without asking or discussing fees. If I needed something to push me over the edge to select Eloy, his educational pedigree was impressive and we share an alma mater. Upon hiring Eloy, he took over the case with both DMV and Court and program managed and really lifted the burden from my shoulders as much as possible. At any point of decision, Eloy empowered me to make the best decision for myself by taking the time to communicate exactly what was going on and the options and potential outcomes. I was particularly impressed because Eloy really allowed me to define my tolerance and profile of risk, and prevented me from becoming my own worst enemy by hastily choosing what seemed like the best option when an even better off-paper option existed. Overall, my experience with Eloy was that he genuinely cared about reaching the best outcome for me, he and his office lifted a ton of the stress off my shoulders, and helped me make the best decisions for myself to ultimately reach an outcome that was significantly better than what I would have been able to obtain on my own. I highly recommend you not drink and drive, like, don't drink anything and drive... but I highly recommend Eloy for anyone not heeding this advice and finding themselves in a situation requiring them to consider whether they should hire a lawyer or not for their DUI. I recommend you hire a lawyer, and hire Eloy, especially if there are any complications in your case. If nothing else, your burden will be lessened and you can rest easy knowing the best outcome was achieved- and best case, you never know. I'm looking forward to my next meeting with Eloy in a few years time- meaning we'll be filing to expunge my case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Wonderful Attorney
Earlier this year I was arrested for an alcohol-related offense. Even though it was a relatively minor one, it was nevertheless my first incident and I was extremely concerned about the effects this might have on my record, future employment, etc.. I called Eloy and he was extremely generous with his time in our initial consultation - I believe we spoke for over an hour before I signed a retainer. He provided detailed and thorough answers to a number of questions both legal and practical. I spoke with several other attorneys, all of whom promised the moon and seemed more eager to have me sign the retainer than to answer questions or alleviate concerns. Eloy had a nuanced understanding of the charge and my situation conveying not just legal expertise and experience but also a commitment to his clients. In the end he had my case dismissed with minimal legwork to be completed on my part. I highly recommend Eloy for his knowledge, legal expertise, and client service.
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Posted by Shantay | July 18, 2013
Allstar DUI Attorney
I got a DUI in Oakland and hired Eloy for my case. I was impressed because he actually took the time to talk to me about all things I had questions about. My case turned out pretty well all things considered. Eloy made me feel like I was a priority to him. Not all attorneys are like that and I appreciated it a lot.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2013
Best DUI Lawyer in the Bay
Hired Eloy for an Oakland DUI case and could not believe the amount of time and hard work he put into my case. There's no better lawyer in the bay. Thank you!!
Posted by Daniel | March 25, 2013
Great DUI Lawyer
Eloy represented me in a DUI case about a year ago. He was great. He set me at ease, though I was pretty nervous about the situation. He was very responsive to my calls and questions. I was really happy with the result Eloy got me in my DMV and criminal case.
Posted by angela | April 26, 2012
I was given the opportunity and pleasure of being represented by Mr, Trujullo an I must say he is truly a work of art. Mr. Trujillo is highly experienced in all aspects of the legal profession I've had my share of legal representation, none that sustains the dedication, knowledge and efficiencies as Mr. Trujillo. I am very comfortable with having Mr. Trujillo represent my leagal needs at any given time. I highly recommend Mr. Trujilo to all looking for expert legal assistance. Thanks for being the Legal Guru you are.. Sincerely, Angela
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2012
DUI Expert Saved Me
I had never been arrested. My job was dependent on keeping my license. Because Mr. Trujillo was able to work with the DMV at the same time as my misdemeanor case, I was able to get a result that I had never imagined possible when I first got pulled over. Mr. Trujillo is professional, experienced and worth every penny!
Posted by J | April 8, 2012
Skilled and responsive representation
I hired Eloy to represent me in a bunch of traffic tickets where I had a warrant out for my arrest and a civil assessment. Eloy was able to go to court to put the ticket back in front of the judge and get the warrant lifted. He was even able to negotiate to avoid another point on my driving record! I also sought advice about an illegal eviction where he was able to negotiate a substantial relocation payment, and also about filing a complaint against a police officer for an illegal detention. He returns phone calls, email and fights for his clients. This lawyer is the real deal.
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Posted by Ryan | April 6, 2012
Excellent Personal Attorney
Eloy has been my personal attorney for eight years. He has helped me work through issues including an expungement, estate matters, employment contract matters, and a personal assault issue. In all cases crisp, focused, responsive, and right. And when he doesn't immediately know the answer, he'll do the research and revert promptly. Finding an attorney that actually cares about you and your well being instead of moving from fee to fee is rare. That is why I keep coming back. You are not going to get much better in San Francisco. Plus he's a cool guy.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2011
Quintessential Super Attorney
Eloy Trujillo is the epitome of a well rounded Stanford educated, professional and very personable attorney. I was facing misdemeanor charges. From the very beginning Eloy explained that my case was a very minor infraction of the law and that it would probably get dismissed and that I should not loose any sleep over the situation. I couldn’t have asked for a more involved and concerned attorney. He answered all of my questions and never made me feel like I taking up too much of his time. Additionally, Eloy was always prompt when responding to my emails and phone calls. Going to court is an intimidating situation. Eloy was ontime to all of our court appearances and always made an effort to explain to me his strategies and what to expect from the appearance that day. The day before the impending trial we had an appearance in court and Eloy met with the DA. Eloy explained our facts regarding the case and the DA was compelled to dismiss the case. The charges were dropped. The case dragged out for 10 months and Eloy secured a very favorable outcome for my case. I would highly recommend Eloy Trujillo.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2011
Eloy Trujillo expunged my arrest
I was arrested on a felony charge. But even after the case was dismissed, it haunted me. Job applications wanted to know if I had ever been arrested. Even though I was not guilty of any crime, even though the prosecutor dismissed my case without taking it to trial, the arrest was a big, black mark. I wasn't a criminal, yet I had a record. Until I met Mr Trujillo. After listening to my story, Mr Trujillo told me we could try to get the arrest itself erased. I was skeptical. I asked **other** lawyers, police officers and even a judge about doing this, and they all told me the same thing: it's too hard to do. I was neck deep in legal bills already. I didn't need more. I just wanted to put the arrest behind me and move on with my life. But Mr Trujillo patiently explained the law and the process to me. He told me what hearings to expect and when. He described how much the action would cost. Most importantly, he was honest about my chances. He was clear that we might lose, but he pointed out the parts of my case and the law that might help us win. And he was right. After filing papers with the court, we won the case at our first hearing. The arrest has been expunged. Now when people ask if I have been arrested, I can legally say that I have never been. I'm no longer embarrassed when I apply for jobs. Eloy Trujillo made it possible. I recommend Mr Trujillo for the win alone: It takes technical skill to do what he did. But he also made the process manageable for me. I was very sensitive about my arrest. He was very understanding. I was overwhelmed with the process and resented it. He was patient, breaking things down for me and checking in with me before every deadline. In short, Mr Trujillo knows the law, he cares, and he can get results. I emphatically recommend Mr Trujillo for any criminal case you have.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2010
Eloy helped me with a DUI I had and kept me out of jail. He was quick to respond and kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I am grateful.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Eloy I. Trujillo, DUI Lawyer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Prison Law Office
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Kern County Public Defender
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Stanford Univ Law School
  • law
  • 2001
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • undergraduate
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • People v. K.B.
  • DUI case dismissed following reversal on appeal of trial court denial of defense motion to suppress illegally obtained blood evidence.
  • People v. L.G.
  • DUI convictions reversed on appeal
  • People v. A.R.
  • Felony conviction reversed on appeal.
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  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Napa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Advisory Board
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2023
  • Kern County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The President's Award
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Volunteer Award
  • Myanmar Community
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Middle School Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (32)
Endorse Eloy
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would refer a close family member's case to Eloy. I routinely seek his advice and assistance on legal issues and am fortunate that he is has always been available to me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eloy is the real deal. I have had the opportunity to consult with Eloy on criminal matters and he flat out knows his stuff. If I ever need representation or have a tough legal question, he is the first person I will turn to. I have no hesitation in giving my highest recommendation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eloy is a great advocate for his clients. I've referred many cases to Eloy because I know he will achieve the best results possible. He can handle super complicated cases with grace and ease. He is extremely knowledgeable in DUI defense and many other types of crimes as well. If you want a lawyer that cares about you or if you are searching for a lawyer for a loved one that is in trouble, call Eloy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and effective for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eloy is an exceptional criminal defense attorney with satisfied clients all over the state of California. He runs his practice with integrity and an unmatched motivation and ability to provide his clients with top-notch representation. I, like many of his clients, endorse Mr. Trujillo without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eloy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of superior knowledge of blood analysis and breath machines that are commonly used in DUI cases. This knowledge makes Eloy one of the very few attorneys, not only in the Bay Area but in the State of California, that can take a losing case and turn it into an acquittal. I know all of the great DUI lawyers in California as the current President of the California DUI Lawyers Association, and Eloy stands out from the entire membership, so if you end up in his office looking for a lawyer to represent you in a DUI case, don't go any further, just hire Eloy, and do it now!!!!"
Appeals Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Trujillo is a very skilled attorney in both the court of appeals and the trial court. He has an excellent reputation in the Bay Area. There is no doubt that he will seek justice in every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Trujillo is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Eloy Trujillo has a wealth of experience successfully defending DUI/DWI cases. His knowledge of the science and law of DUI defense is outstanding. Eloy practices with attention to detail and professionalism at every corner of the case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ivan is a standup guy. He is honest and ethical. Further, his knowledge of DUI issues is unmatched."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eloy is extremely skilled at cross-examining law enforcement officers, has full understanding of the science of a DUI, and aggressively fights for his client. I highly recommend him as a DUI defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eloy is a skilled & efficient courtroom advocate, an excellent writer, hardworking, and always puts his clients first. He is on my short list of criminal defense appellate and DUI trial lawyers I would call for advice on a complex legal issue. Anyone who knows Eloy understands that he prepares every case he handles for trial and does not back down to tough judges or DA's. He takes nothing for granted and is one of the few people who takes the time to investigate and research every angle of a case. Despite the intense environment of a criminal courtroom, I find that he is consistently professional with everyone he works with."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Eloy for the last couple of years and he has done a fantastic job representing the clients I have referred to him, they have all be very satisfied and he made me look like a hero on each case."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eloy is an extremely skilled trial attorney. He firmly believes that every criminal case should be defended vigorously, no matter what the charges or facts may be. He makes the prosecution work, and he never rolls over! This results in him obtaining dismissals, not guilty verdicts or very favorable plea agreements for his clients. I absolutely endorse Eloy for any type of criminal case or appeal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ivan is super intelligent, hardworking and enthusiastic about protecting his client's rights. When I need to run something by another lawyer in who's opinion I trust, I call Ivan. He is very knowledgeable and creative."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Trujillo is as sharp as they come. I've seen him take a difficult, confusing situation and cut right through to a quick, effective solution. But in addition to his impressive legal skills, he also brings a positive, confident personality to the table. That's a winning combination that makes Mr. Trujillo a model of the happy warrior. His clients are lucky to have him on their side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eloy is a truly outstanding trial and appellate lawyer. We co-counseled on a complex administrative writ last year and I found him to be well-prepared, intelligent and a truly gifted advocate for his clients. I do not hesitate to refer DUI/criminal defense matters to him, and do so on a regular basis."
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