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Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Oakland

Why Choose Us?
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Five-Star Reviews
850+
Cases

Successfully handled with less than 1% of our clients doing jail time

30+
Years

Combined legal
experience

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Rings

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A 30-Minute Phone Call Can Give You Peace of Mind
What concerns you the most?
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First time getting arrested?

Very often, our clients have never had any trouble with the law. Many have never even received a traffic ticket. Getting arrested or investigated for a crime does not make you a bad person. Our clients are professionals, college students, mothers, grandfathers, and people from all walks of life who need legal help. They are good citizens who find themselves in a bad situation. Our Oakland criminal attorneys are here to help you through this tough time and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

First time arrest?
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Want to clean up your criminal record?

Are you looking for a job and want to get your ducks in a row before applying or submitting your resume? Many people want to clean up their record so they can change careers, move to a different job, or simply be in a better position for future opportunities. No matter the reason, cleaning up your record is a good idea so that you can put your best foot forward toward your future goals.

Want a clean record?
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Worried about how your arrest may affect your job?

Do you have the type of job where having a criminal record could get you fired? Are you concerned a criminal record will affect your future career goals? Or maybe an arrest will affect your driving privileges, which could hurt your ability to work? Our attorneys help hardworking people like you fight to get your life back and your life on track after an arrest.

Worried about Your Job?
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Worried about your citizenship or immigration status?

Are you afraid your arrest will get you deported or you will be reported to ICE? Or maybe you are undocumented and worried that this arrest will trigger an investigation of you being here illegally? Or maybe you are a dreamer / DACA recipient? If you have any of these concerns, you can be open with our criminal defense attorneys because we are immigrants ourselves and want to protect you. Your citizenship status will help us decide the best way to defend you in your criminal case.

Not a U.S. citizen?
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Is your family member or loved one in jail?

Our office frequently gets phone calls from family members, spouses, and advocates who want to help after a loved one’s arrest. Perhaps your loved one has never been in trouble with the law and they are worried about how it will affect their future. Maybe your loved one is too traumatized about what happened and needs your support in finding legal help. Whatever the situation, we can help.

Loved one arrested?
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First time getting arrested?

Very often, our clients have never had any trouble with the law. Many have never even received a traffic ticket. Getting arrested or investigated for a crime does not make you a bad person. Our clients are professionals, college students, mothers, grandfathers, and people from all walks of life who need legal help. They are good citizens who find themselves in a bad situation. Our Oakland criminal attorneys are here to help you through this tough time and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

First time arrest?
LOVED ONE ARRESTED? Photo

Want to clean up your criminal record?

Are you looking for a job and want to get your ducks in a row before applying or submitting your resume? Many people want to clean up their record so they can change careers, move to a different job, or simply be in a better position for future opportunities. No matter the reason, cleaning up your record is a good idea so that you can put your best foot forward toward your future goals.

Want a clean record?
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Worried about how your arrest may affect your job?

Do you have the type of job where having a criminal record could get you fired? Are you concerned a criminal record will affect your future career goals? Or maybe an arrest will affect your driving privileges, which could hurt your ability to work? Our attorneys help hardworking people like you fight to get your life back and your life on track after an arrest.

Worried about Your Job?
LOVED ONE ARRESTED? Photo

Worried about your citizenship or immigration status?

Are you afraid your arrest will get you deported or you will be reported to ICE? Or maybe you are undocumented and worried that this arrest will trigger an investigation of you being here illegally? Or maybe you are a dreamer / DACA recipient? If you have any of these concerns, you can be open with our criminal defense attorneys because we are immigrants ourselves and want to protect you. Your citizenship status will help us decide the best way to defend you in your criminal case.

Not a U.S. citizen?
LOVED ONE ARRESTED? Photo

Is your family member or loved one in jail?

Our office frequently gets phone calls from family members, spouses, and advocates who want to help after a loved one’s arrest. Perhaps your loved one has never been in trouble with the law and they are worried about how it will affect their future. Maybe your loved one is too traumatized about what happened and needs your support in finding legal help. Whatever the situation, we can help.

Loved one arrested?
Experience the Difference
of an All-Women Law Firm

We see people come to court alone, without an attorney, and the stressful look on their face as they stand in front of a judge. At Lamano Law Office, our Oakland criminal defense attorneys will hold your hand every step of the way and help you understand the legal process.

Our firm values compassion, so when you hire us, we understand how stressful this can be. A lot of times, we arrange for the judge to let us appear without you ever stepping foot into the courtroom, so you avoid the embarrassment or anxiety of standing in front of a judge or being seen in a criminal courtroom.

The difference of working with an all-women firm is not just empathy for your vulnerable situation but our strategic approach with a 150-point inspection of every case. This ensures that no stone is left unturned in your defense. We go over our unique, proven checklist to show the holes in your police investigation and fight tooth and nail to get you the best result.

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Testimonials
What Our Clients
Are Saying
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"If you are ever in trouble with the law or facing scary criminal charges, they should be your first call. Givelle has built a practice around compassion and empathy and you would be SO well served to have them on your side!"
"This is my first time hiring Givelle Lamano as my attorney and she has done an outstanding job on my case. I would highly recommend Lamano Law to anybody that has a criminal case or pending DUI case. She got me the best results that she and I were both happy with."
Jerome F.
"Givelle and her team are outstanding. I highly recommend working with her. Communication was straightforward and prompt and the outcome was exactly what I wanted her and her team are experience and realistic. Those two things are so important and I'm so happy to have worked with them."
D. Edward
"The absolute best!! This was the best decision I made after getting charged with a DUI. My charges was brought down to a wet reckless and only 4 sessions (4 days) of DUI school. My license was never suspended. Givelle is honest, straight forward and a clear communicator. She will do everything in to getting you the best possible outcome."
J. Maxamilion
"The best decision I ever made. Givelle and her team are fantastic. I was so scared and as soon as I got on the phone with Givelle she went over all my options and really gave me the confidence to move forward. I always got updates and whenever I called they knew exactly who I was which is so rare with lawyers... you really know that they care. If you're looking for a DUI lawyer or criminal lawyer this is the best law office."
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About Us
Our Attorneys Really Care and It Shows

At Lamano Law Office, we believe that customer service is just as important as our legal advice. We make sure you feel heard and protected during a scary time in your life. You’ll find a theme when you read our reviews online – we get the job done, we get it done right, and we treat our clients right.

No matter what type of criminal charge you’re facing, our attorneys can give you peace of mind after just one phone call. We assess what your best case, worst case, and likely scenario is so you can move forward with your life, knowing what to expect in court. When you hire Lamano Law Office, your case is in good hands.

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Our Community
A Commitment to Our Community

Prior to dedicating her career to Lamano Law Office, Givelle founded her own non-profit organization, the Three Strikes Justice Center, dedicated to alleviating the overcrowding of prisons via social justice efforts. The entire Lamano Law Center team believes in giving back to the communities we serve. Our Oakland criminal defense law firm supports a wide range of charitable and civic organizations throughout the Bay area.

Some of our recent efforts include work with:

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Reunifying incarcerated individuals with their families
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Helping formerly incarcerated individuals with second chances through entrepreneurship
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Reducing prison recidivism by training candidates for careers in tech sales
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Providing affordable legal services and promoting social justice
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Providing affordable legal services and promoting social justice
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Promoting excellence in the legal profession and facilitating equal access to justice
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Restorative justice aiding in the healing process for everyone involved, including crime survivors