Commercial DUI Laws

California has a low tolerance for the holders of a Class A Commercial Driver’s Licenses operating under the influence. This guide will cover how criminal DUI charges may affect your commercial driving privileges and how to be proactive about restoring your driving privileges. Who is Going to Suspend My Commercial Driving Privileges? Both the criminal […]

Truck DUI

Commercial vehicle drivers are held to a high standard in California. A person can lose their Class A Commercial Driver’s License in several ways. This guide will talk about the ways your Class A Commercial Driver’s License could be suspended, how to get it back, and a potential way to avoid a suspension. You can […]

Have you ever been out to the bar, had a couple of drinks, then wondered if you were sober enough to drive home? Before you get into that situation, you can use the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) chart to get a sense of how many drinks it takes before it’s not […]

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Breath testing is a common tool in DUIs to determine a person’s blood alcohol content or BAC. There are two different kinds of breath testing, and they’re done at different stages of a DUI investigation. This guide will go over what those kinds of breath testing are when they’re used during the DUI investigation, a […]


You may know that it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of 0.08% or more in California. Being convicted of DUI driving under the influence with a 0.08% BAC or higher carries steep consequences including possible jail time if you have multiple DUIs. Higher BAC levels could result in higher […]


Some people think buzzed driving is less risky than drunk driving. But drinking any amount of alcohol can affect a person’s ability to drive safely. And in California, there is no distinction between buzzed driving and drunk driving. Any DUI charge can have long-term effects on your future.  If you’re facing drunk driving charges, an […]

Avoiding a DUI the Morning After Drinking

You spent a night out drinking with friends. Did you know you could still be drunk in the morning? It’s true. Alcohol can stay in your system for hours, even after your last drink. And if you don’t wait long enough before driving, you could be pulled over and charged with DUI in California. Any […]


Hi. My name is Givelle Lamano, and I’m a criminal defense attorney with Lamano Law Office. Very often when somebody is charged with a DUI one of the frequently asked questions that we get is, “What is a DMV hearing?” The DMV hearing is also known as an APS hearing. APS stands for Administrative Per […]

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You’ve probably heard the Miranda warning before. You can’t watch a crime show or movie with police that doesn’t have someone reciting them during an arrest. However, the reality of these situations isn’t the same as what you might see and hear on your TV screen. If you are pulled over and arrested for DUI […]