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Ryan James Tegnelia

Ryan James Tegnelia

  • Appeals & Appellate, Entertainment & Sports Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud...
  • California
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A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has handled a wide variety of criminal cases throughout southern and central California. Upon his return, he was recruited by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. Mr. Tegnelia has defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well as Federal court. Mr. Tegnelia brings diverse experience having handled a wide variety of cases including drug posession and sales, violent crimes including assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing great bodily injury, assault with a firearm, attempted murder,murder and sexual assault. Mr. Tegnelia also has extensive experience handling financial crimes including check and credit card fraud, identity theft and real estate fraud. An experienced trial attorney, he has won not guilty verdicts on felony and misdemeanor cases.

Mr. Tegnelia attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, graduating in 2005. He is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Bankruptcy
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Small Claims
  • Free Consultation
    1 hour
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Deputy District Attorney
Tulare County District Attorney
Performed professional legal work in the prosecution of criminal cases. Was responsible for both misdemeanors and felonies from issuing through jury trial.
Arizona St Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar # 241995
- Current
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State Bar of California
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Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. My husband is a victim of crime in california I was summoned to testify against him can I use spousal priviledge
A: Spousal privilege can be complicated. It depends on what it is you are being called to testify to. You should contact an attorney in your area and review the case with them.
Q. How can i find out the sentence of a california inmate without asking the inmate himself?l
A: Go to the court house and pull the court file. The docket from the sentencing should be in there and contain the length of custody.
Q. Is it difficult to delay a misdemeanor arraignment in San Diego by a few months?
A: Depends on why it needs to be moved. However, unless you hire an attorney, you would need to be personally present at each hearing.
Q. What exactly is a walk-thru warrant?
A: I am not familiar with that term. Whenever an officer seeks a search warrant, they must describe, with specificity, the areas they wish to search and what it is they are looking for. If the warrant is signed off on by a judge, they are allowed to look anywhere in the premises that could reasonably contain the object of the search.
Q. Do you have a right to your discoveries while you are fighting a criminal case
A: Yes. Some of the discovery can be redacted (contact and private information of witnesses removed) but it does not need to be given to defense counsel.
Q. What is the charge 1-23152 (A) VC
A: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs.
Q. I discharged sex crime comm in 2000. I am curr on parole for burglary. Can I legally have gps removed and return home?
A: It would depend on who is ordering you to wear the GPS monitor and to not be in Hesperia. If it is your parole officer, then you would need to take it up with them, if it is a court order, you may be able to calendar a motion and get that order modified.
Q. How does statue of limitation work in california
A: The prosecutor must file charges within a specified period of time. If the charges are not filed timely, prosecution may be barred. Generally, the statute of limitations is 1 year for misdemeanors and 3 years for felonies. However, some categories of crimes (e.g. sex crimes and homicide) have different limitation periods.
Q. Do I have rights of being under the influence of a controlled substance in my own home
A: No. California Health and Safety Code 11550 (here is a link ) does not vary by location. It is simply illegal to be under the influence.
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Contact & Map
SLG Criminal Law Group
2820 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA
Telephone: (619) 577-0868