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 […]

What happens when your criminal case involves an auto accident? One of the common questions that we get at Lamano Law Office is whether or not the person should give a statement to their insurance company, to the other party’s insurance company, to the victim or any third party witnesses. It is really important that […]

Sometimes when people call our law office and they’re being charged with a crime, one of the most common questions that we get asked is, how do I get a copy of my police report? The short answer is you will get a copy of your police report on your very first court date and […]

Can a criminal record affect your ability to stay in the United States if you are not an American citizen, or a permanent resident with a Green Card, or a DACA recipient, or here on a student, work, or other type of visa, or if you are undocumented? The answer really depends on the type […]

seal arrest record

Many people don’t realize that getting arrested, even if you are never convicted, can have a drastic effect on the rest of your life. Having an arrest record creates a stigma, rightly or wrongly, that can cause you to miss out on opportunities such as schooling, renting or buying a home, and getting professional certifications […]