What is a preliminary hearing? Well, basically a preliminary hearing is a little, mini-trial that happens before you go to trial. Preliminary hearings are only heard on felonies. So, what happens is, we set a date for the preliminary hearing. We subpoena all the witnesses, which include any of the police officers that were at […]

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California Laws -DUI with Child Endangerment When it comes to drinking and driving, most people who get behind the wheel after a few drinks never take the time to think about the consequences of their actions, especially if they were driving with a child in their vehicle when they were pulled over. If you or […]

Hi, my name is Givelle Lamano and I’m the principal attorney at Lamano Law Office. The goal of this video is to tell you what you need to do to clean up your record. There are generally two avenues to clean up your criminal record. The first one is called a penal code 1203.4 and […]

In California, domestic violence is a broad term that covers more than one type of domestic violence. It could involve assault and/or battery against a significant other. Getting arrested for domestic violence means that you could be sentenced to jail or prison, along with other potential sentences. Call an experienced attorney to help provide you […]

What happens when you or a loved one has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of selling it? Some of the questions that the person investigating your case, or your criminal defense attorney, may look at, is the other evidence to support that you were actually having that controlled substance […]


Can You Get A DUI Even While Being In a Parked Car? If you ask anyone about their opinion of the charge of “driving under the influence”, they will tell you that this charge applies to someone who is caught driving their vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol or a drug. What most people don’t know […]

What happens when you or somebody you know has been accused of negligent discharge of a firearm? In order to be found guilty of this type of charge, you need to find three things. Number one, that there actually was an unlawful discharge of a firearm. Number two, it was done in a negligent manner. […]


What does it mean to solicit a prostitute? Prostitution and soliciting a prostitute is currently illegal in the state of California. However, it sometimes not clear what exactly constitutes solicitation of a prostitute. By definition, the word solicitation refers to the persuasion of someone to do something. The law itself states that it is illegal […]

What is bail and how does it work? Essentially, when somebody is arrested for a crime, they can post a bail amount so that they can have their freedom while their criminal case is pending. There are two ways to post bail. Either number one, you post the entire bail amount on your own, or […]