If you’ve recently been arrested on a first offense DUI in California, a question you may have is: can I drive? The short answer is yes. The police will take away your physical driver’s license and give you a pink piece of paper called a temporary driver’s license. That pink piece of paper will serve […]


Is Accidental Shoplifting A Legitimate Defense? Shoplifting is a crime, despite how small the amount of property stolen might be. It is classified as any theft that deprives a commercial establishment of property that has a value of $950 or less. Anything more than that, and the crime gets classified as grand theft, which can […]

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This is done by filing a 1203.4 motion, which is also known as a motion to dismiss or a motion to change your plea. So basically, if you’ve been convicted of something and you finish your probation successfully, so let’s say it’s three years of probation and you pay all of your fines and fees, […]

Police knock at the door and ask to come in, can you say no? It may happen on a quiet evening when you are relaxing after a long day. It might happen when you have already fallen asleep. Whenever it happens, having the police knock on your door and ask to talk to you, or […]

Can You Be Subject to a DUI Charge From Prescription Drugs? When most people think of driving under the influence, they think of alcohol. However, there is a reason that the charge is “under the influence” and does not have the word alcohol in it. Drugs can also affect a person’s ability to drive. This […]

Going to Court? Here’s what to expect at your first court hearing. Hi, my name is Givelle Lamano, and I’m the principle attorney at Lamano Law Office. One of the most common questions that people ask us is: What can I expect on my first court date? The simple answer is that there are three […]

Have you, a family member, or friend been arrested for driving under the influence in Alameda County or Contra Costa County? If so, you may be asking yourself this question: “Is a DUI a felony?” The answer is, it depends. Was the DUI A Felony Or Misdemeanor? Although a DUI, or Driving Under the Influence […]