Anonymous review posted on
Ryan told me numerous times that I could not use the CHP dash camera footage in my defense. I have now learned that that is not true. The dash board camera footage would have gone a long way in my defense. However I ended up pleading guilty bc. of what Ryan had lied to me about that camera footage cannot be used by the defense.
I hired Tegnelia after getting a DUI no alcohol involved. I had 3 days before stopped taking pain medication which I had been on for yrs. after and IED attack which broke my back, neck, right hip and shoulder. After the arrest I had had blood taken against my will and $1,100 dollars had been taken by the CHP. This was all documented on camera.
I was in no way impaired. Even when I was on pain meds no doctor or family/friends ever said they thought I was impaired because of the medications I was taking. I had even gotten my pilots license when I was taking pain meds.
If Tegnelia had not lied to me I would have had a good defense. Instead he told me to plead guilty which, on top of his $3,500 fee cost me another $6,800 and a black mark on my driving and person record. Beware and don't take anything he says as truth.
Posted by Tom
During my free consultation I shared my story of how I was arrested for a DUI and my concerns on how to best handle the situation. We discussed all the possible resolutions for my case and I decided to hire the RJT team to fight the DUI charge. The paperwork and court appearances were all taken care of without me ever having to take time away from work or step inside a courthouse. I was contacted by Ryan during every step of the process, and was quickly answered when I had questions of my own. The DUI charge was eventually dropped to a more minor charge (wet reckless) !!! I was extremely satisfied and grateful with the result. I was even given advice dealing with the hassles of the DMV after the case was resolved. These guys are awesome. If you need a defense attorney regarding DUI or any criminal charge do not hesitate to reach out to Ryan and his team. I really do not know what I would have done without their help!
Posted by Jake
"NOT GUILTY"......... I am going to tell a story why Ryan is the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer to have. It was a Saturday afternoon when I find myself calling my mother to let her know I was being arrested and being charged with a felony crime that I DID NOT DO! I've never been arrested before and I was pretty scared to say the least. I was able to get a hold of my mom early Sunday morning to find out she was working on getting me out. That was the last time I spoke to her before I was put in protective custody. I wasn't able to speak to anyone, call anyone, until my arraignment on Wed. At this point all I knew was my mom was working on something. It was almost time for me to see the judge and the public defender was about to speak on my behalf. I sat in a room waiting and praying everything works out and when I looked up there stood Ryan. He asked me if I was J.R. and I said yes then he says "come on, your mom wants to see you she's been worried". It was that day my life started changing. Ryan has been professional, easy to communicate with, available for questions never beating around the bush. We ended up going to trail and it lasted about a week. All witnesses belonged to the prosecution we did not have witnesses. What we did have was the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer and The Truth! Ryan's opening statements were great and to the point, his cross examination of witnesses brought out the Truth, and his closing arguments connected with the jury. After 2 hrs. of deliberation on 2 counts felony I was found "NOT GUILTY" on both counts. I recommend Ryan to anyone who is in need of a Criminal Defense Lawyer. He really does what is in the best interest of his clients and is the most honest, down to earth, professional criminal defense lawyer around.
Posted by Nikki
I've had an awesome experience with Ryan and his firm. I actually had no experience at all with lawyers and frantically trying to look for someone good to help my son. I actually spoke to him on a Sunday morning. I can remember it like it was yesterday. After that day he not only became my lawyer but a good friend. He was very honest with me, he never beat around the bush, and he worked very hard when we went to trail. His open statements were great, his cross examination was awesome, and his closing argument hit a home run. I was able to text him anytime and he responded with no delay. I hear about lawyers charging a fee for text messages, emails, phone calls, etc... I was never once charged for calling him, texting him, or emailing him. He charged me a reasonable price and have gone above and beyond my expectations. I recommend Ryan to everyone who is in need of a GREAT Criminal Defense Lawyer!
Posted by Jordyn
Ryan Tegnelia took the time to help out my husband and I even after hours. Very thorough and professional. Would hands down recommend him to anyone I know needing legal help.
Posted by candice
Ryan was amazing... He knows exactly what he's doing, extremely knowledgeable and is great in the courtroom. Couldn't have found anyone better.
Anonymous review posted on
Aladdin Bail Bonds recommended Ryan after I was arrested for DUI. Within 2 days of being released I was contracted by Ryan's staff and upon speaking with them hired them on-the-spot. Ryan took care of the overwhelming court and legal processes and consistently negotiated on my behalf. This stressful time was taken care of without me having to do much besides meet once or twice throughout the legal disputes. I am so thankful for Ryan and his staff's assistance and would highly recommend them to anyone I knew.
Anonymous review posted on
First let me say that when I called Ryan Tegnelia he took the time to talk to me when he was having dinner. He took the time out of his personal life to talk. Many lawyers I tried to talk to I had to leave a message and never heard back. I had 3 DUI's and was pulled over for driving on a restricted license. In a nutshell I was looking at doing a lot of time in jail and he was able to get reduced to a fine...Which he actually paid for me while he was at the court house. He was always prompt to return my text or calls. Awesome Lawyer. Price was also lower then any other.
Posted by Josue
Mr. Tegnelia is the best. Literally thee best. I went in on my first court appearance (DUI) nervous, jittery, and not going to lie, scared out of my mind. I didn't know what to expect and my imagination was running wild with what-if's and worst case scenarios. Mr Tegnelia made all that go away from the second he spoke to me. Everything about him was professional from the way he spoke to the way he dressed. He spoke/acted confidingly reassuring me that everything was going to be ok. All my questions and what if's were answered and I was finally able to relax. If I had a random question about the case while at home, I could text him and he would reply quick! How awesome is that! He was always just a call/text away. At the end of it all the DA wanted to charge me with a felony but thanks to Mr. Tegnelia, It was lowered to a misdemeanor. That was the best result I could have prayed for and thanks to Mr. Tegnelia I was able to get it. He kept me informed throughout the court hearings, contacted me before each court day so I went in knowing what was going on as opposed to going in blind, was there with me at all my appearances, and most importantly he got the result we wanted. I honestly believe if, had it been another attorney, I would not have had this result. I would strongly recommended Mr. Tegnelia to family/friends/anyone who is in need of an experienced and professional lawyer who needs results! Like I said before he is THE BEST. 10/10
Anonymous review posted on
I needed to have my record cleaned up, and Ryan quickly and completely took care of it. Couldn't ask for anything more than that! I highly recomend Ryan Tegnelia for your legal needs!