Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to Common Criminal Defense Questions

If I’ve been arrested for drunk driving, how can you contest the charges?
First, we examine every aspect of the arrest to see if anything was handled erroneously or illegally. We also routinely challenge the results of any field sobriety tests and blood alcohol results. Based on what we discover, we can either recommend settlement or seek to fight the charges to trial.

What should I do if I’ve been arrested for a crime?
No matter what the charge, it is always in your best interest to refrain from speaking with a police investigator until you have consulted with an attorney. You may also refrain from authorizing a police search until a warrant has been issued.

Why shouldn’t I speak to investigators without an attorney?
If you’ve been arrested, it’s because the arresting officer believes you to be guilty of a crime. That officer wants to secure a conviction and knows how to interview suspects in ways that lead them where they don’t want to go. Without realizing what you’re saying, you can be manipulated into making statements that will then be used against you.

Why should I choose the Law Offices of Dennis Alan Lempert over another Santa Clara or San Mateo defense attorney?
At the Law Offices of Dennis Alan Lempert, we offer award-winning representation and more than 40 years of legal experience. We are available 24/7 to offer you the personal attention and attorney help that you need. Free consultations are also available for your convenience.

Who is Dennis Alan Lempert?
Dennis Alan Lempert is a New York City native with an undergraduate degree in Accounting from New York University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He has more than four decades of experience as a criminal defense trial lawyer and served as a senior Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County for 10 years.

To learn more about the Law Offices of Dennis Alan Lempert, call us at (408) 916-4650.