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 […]


California’s gun control laws are constantly changing and evolving. They are listed under California Penal Code 29805 and were most recently updated in January of 2019. Prior to this time, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, you would be subject to a 10-year prohibition on owning firearms. Even though this was […]

Oakland criminal defense lawyer sex crimes

Being wrongfully accused of a crime can cause anxiety throughout your entire life. It might cause issues with your family, your friends, or at work. When it’s a sex crime like molestation, the effects can be even worse. It often doesn’t matter if you’ve actually been charged with a crime. An accusation can be extremely […]

residential commercial burglary

In California, burglary can be defined in two ways. First-degree burglary is also called residential burglary. Second-degree is also called commercial burglary. Burglary in general is when a perpetrator enters a building unlawfully with the intent to commit a theft or another felony. Residential Burglary Residential burglary applies when the burglary occurs at any inhabited […]

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 […]

pulled over for dui

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 […]

hit and run car accident

In many cases, people get charged with hit and run under VC 20002 because they simply misunderstood the situation. In others, they truly did drive away after hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. If you find yourself charged with a hit and run, no matter what the reason, you need to be able to mount the […]

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 […]

drinking and driving

One of the biggest questions that drinkers have about driving is, “how many drinks is it okay to drink before it is illegal to drive?” Many people in California get arrested for DUI every year because they don’t realize they are over the legal limit. In most cases, anywhere from three to five drinks could […]