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You Can’t Afford to be Another Case Number

We are here to tell your story, that you’re a person with a family, a career, a good person who does not deserve to go to jail.

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Our Legal Services

There’s a reason we have over 350+ five-star reviews online and a 98% success rate. We have a long track record of success with a reputation of genuinely caring about our clients.


There are many ways to win a DUI case. Learn how to keep your drivers license, your job, and avoid jail time, fines, and a criminal record.


Domestic Violence

Let’s tell your side of the story to avoid a criminal record where you are seen as a violent person. Your reputation must be protected.



We can help you start fresh by cleaning up your criminal record. Your background check is important for employment, financial loans, and for your reputation.


Felony Charges

We’ve handled serious and violent cases and our job is to help you avoid jail or prison time. Don’t keep your head in the sand. Call us now so you don’t have to figure it out on your own.



If your reputation is on the line because of a misdemeanor charge, our team can help. There is no such thing as a minor criminal record.


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Are you one of our core clients?

First time getting arrested?

Very often, our clients have never had any trouble with the law. Many have never even received a traffic ticket. Getting arrested or investigated for a crime does not make you a bad person. Our clients are professionals, college students, mothers, grandfathers, and people from all walks of life who need legal help. They are good citizens who find themselves in a bad situation. Our Oakland criminal attorneys are here to help you through this tough time and will fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

We proudly serve clients from all over Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties with offices near Santa Rita jail. With an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you can be confident that your rights will be vigorously defended, and you will receive the best legal representation available. We understand how stressful and overwhelming a criminal charge or investigation can be, so we strive to provide personalized attention to each client.

First time arrest?

Is your family member or loved one in jail?

Our office frequently gets phone calls from family members, spouses, and advocates who want to help after a loved one’s arrest. Perhaps your loved one has never been in trouble with the law before and they are worried about how it will affect their future. They may feel overwhelmed or traumatized and are looking to you for support and guidance in seeking legal representation. Whatever the situation, we can help.

Loved one arrested?

Want to clean up your criminal record?
Are you looking for a job and want to get your ducks in a row before applying or submitting your resume? Many people want to clean up their record so they can change careers, move to a different job, or simply be in a better position for future opportunities. No matter the reason, cleaning up your record is a good idea so that you can put your best foot forward toward your future goals.

We have over 30+ years of combined experience and have years of experience in clearing your criminal record. We can provide all the legal services you need to expunge or reduce your felony or misdemeanor charges, and help ensure that your past won’t impede your future.

Want a clean record?

Worried about how your arrest may affect your job?

Do you have the type of job where having a criminal record could get you fired? Are you concerned a criminal record will affect your future career goals? Or maybe an arrest will affect your driving privileges, which could hurt your ability to work? Our attorneys help hardworking people like you fight to get your life back and your life on track after an arrest.

Worried about Your Job?

Worried about your citizenship or immigration status?

Are you afraid your arrest will cause you to be deported or reported to ICE? Or maybe you are undocumented and worried that this arrest will cause an investigation into your citizenship status? Or maybe you are a dreamer/DACA recipient? If you have any of these concerns, you can feel comfortable speaking with our criminal defense attorneys because we are immigrants ourselves and want to protect you. Your immigration status will help us decide the best way to defend you in your criminal case.

Not a U.S. citizen?

Our Attorneys Really Care and It Shows

You’ll find a theme when you read our reviews online – we get the job done, we get it done right, and we treat our clients right.

We help you to avoid the embarrassment of coming to court, the anxiety of standing in front of a judge and being seen as a criminal in a courtroom. A lot of times, we arrange for the judge to let us appear without you ever stepping foot into the courtroom.

We see people come to court alone, without an attorney, and the stressful look on their face with sweaty palms as they navigate court alone. At Lamano Law Office, we hold your hand every step of the way and make sure you understand what to expect in court so you’re not left in the blind and can feel confident when we go to court on your behalf.

We use a 150 point checklist in every case so no stone is left unturned in getting you the best possible outcome. Any defense we can use to fight your case is on our checklist so we are not shooting from the hip but rather attacking the holes in your police report with a strategic, proven, organized manner that has secured our law firm a 98% success rate of keeping our clients out of jail. We fight tooth and nail to defend you, your reputation, and your liberty.

Our Attorneys

Our Oakland criminal lawyers have a long track record of successfully resolving many types of charges.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Atty. Lamano was very responsive. I called the office in the morning and she was in court at the time. She gave me a call that same morning (I suppose she had a break during court) to talk to me about my case. She took down all the details of the case and explained all my options in detail. The fact that she was more concerned with my case instead of getting hired is a testament to her unselfish character. I felt I could trust her because of this, and I didn't felt pressure to hire her right away because she gave me other options I could do myself. I would definitely recommend her."
Margarette M.
"Givelle Lamano is a remarkable criminal defense attorney and I would highly recommend her to anyone! She is very personable, helpful and is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Givelle is incredibly knowledge and will fight to help you with your legal problems. She will even break down the entire legal process to you ensure you have a full understanding of what to expect. I liked her direct and honest approach in informing me all the potential outcomes that could occur with my case. Thanks to all of her advice and hard work, I had a great outcome in my case!"
Darlene M.
"Givelle and her team are outstanding. I highly recommend working with her. Communication was straightforward and prompt and the outcome was exactly what I wanted her and her team are experience and realistic. Those two things are so important and I'm so happy to have worked with them."
D. Edward
"Very rarely do you come across professionals who combine intelligence, integrity and fierceness. These are the qualities I would look for and found in criminal defense attorney Givelle Lamano. Ms. Lamano is highly smart and ethical. She fights for her clients. In addition to possessing great legal skills, she is committed to working out the best possible resolutions for her clients all in the while handholding them and making them know they can rely on her all the way. I highly recommend Ms. Lamano as an attorney."
Anna L.
"An exceptional lawyer is one that cares for his/her clients, one that fights to get you the best possible results, one that can explain the law in a way so that you can understand. Givelle Lamano is that lawyer! I am very thankful for what she has done for me. When I was looking for a criminal lawyer to represent me, Givelle's incredible reviews came up and I could not resist but to call her office. She explained to me the whole process and possible outcomes and, within minutes, I knew that it was in my best interest to hire her. Throughout the whole process, she made me feel comfortable and calm and I am very satisfied with the results. I will forever appreciate the support, commitment and professionalism on which she handled my case. Thank you Givelle and your amazing team!"
Francisco D.
"From the initial conversation with Givelle, I felt at ease, and even though she recommended I not hire her, I did anyway for peace of mind. I high recommend Lamano Law if you're looking for someone to not only help but to also give you detailed information and leave no questions of what needs to be done or what is expected of you. Thank you Givelle!"
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Our commitment to our Bay Area Community

Lamano Law, based in Oakland, proudly represents the San Francisco Bay Area. Our commitment to the community begins in Oakland and reaches across Northern California. We actively support nonprofits and civic organizations, serving on boards, volunteering in prisons to aid reentry, donating a portion of our profits, and engaging in meaningful dialogues for positive change.


  • 97.2% Success Rate
  • 100% Five Star Reviews on Google
  • 30+ years of experience