Can you shoot someone who breaks into your house

There are not many things scarier than someone else being in your home when they aren’t supposed to be. It’s natural in this circumstance to try and defend yourself, your family, and your home, and many people own and keep guns in their home to defend themselves against home intruders. This guide will go through […]


How many times have you been watching a crime drama where the detectives find some genetic material then within minutes they’ve caught their suspect? We’ve all seen it, but the reality of how things play out is more nuanced and certainly much slower than Netflix would have you believe. In the significant majority of alleged […]


Sentencing can happen at two stages in a criminal misdemeanor case: either after your plea is changed or after a trial. This guide will go over what happens leading up to sentencing and what happens during the sentencing process for a misdemeanor. Change of Plea Plea deals are a common way to resolve criminal cases. […]

California Vehicle Codes 14602 and 23247(e)

In California, people convicted of a DUI in criminal court must install an ignition interlock device (IID) on any car registered under their name or that they operate on a regular basis as required by the Department of Motor Vehicles. An IID is a small instrument attached to the car’s ignition. It takes a breath […]

Questioned by the police

Many people believe they should always respond to a police officer’s questions. But that’s not necessarily true. The U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to remain silent in certain situations. Knowing your rights can protect your freedom if you are involved in a criminal case. What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained First, […]

plea bargain trial

Hi, my name is Givelle Lamano, and I’m a criminal defense attorney with Lamano Law Office. The goal of this video is to explain to you the difference with what is known as a plea bargain and going to jury trial. When you’re charged with a crime, your case is going to end up in […]

police officers working

These days online dating can be a very convenient way to find love, romantic partners, or sometimes just a quick hookup. With the internet at our fingertips and an abundance of dating applications available and the Bay Area filled with potential suitors, it’s very common to run into trouble. When an online date has gone […]

Hiring an attorney can be a scary process, especially if you’ve never hired an attorney in the past. Even more so, when the attorney you’re looking to hire is for a criminal defense matter. When you are being accused of a crime, whether it’s a small misdemeanor, or a serious and violent felony, not only […]

What happens when you are being investigated for a crime and you are worried about how it could affect your job? Specifically, what happens when your job involves having a professional license? This could be either in the healthcare industry, as a nurse, doctor, dentist, pharmacist. If you’re in real estate, as an agent or […]