If you’ve been arrested or accused of a DUI, you can protect your job, your reputation, and save time and money by talking to an attorney to avoid the top mistakes when facing jail time.
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Why Choose Us?
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We serve clients in San Francisco, Alameda County, and Contra Costa. With an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you can be confident that your rights will be vigorously defended and you will receive the best legal representation available. We understand how stressful and overwhelming a criminal charge or investigation can be, so we strive to provide personalized attention to each client.
A DUI charge is probably the only interaction most people will ever have with the criminal justice system. People from all walks of life can get arrested or run into trouble with the law, whether you are a professional, a student, in the military, or retired. It can be stressful no matter what your situation or background. If you find yourself in this situation, know that a DUI doesn’t have to wreck your life, cost you your job, or ruin your reputation. An experienced Oakland DUI lawyer from Lamano Law Office can help.
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 a woman owned 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.
People often ask us if there’s a difference between driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI). These terms mean basically the same thing. In California, we use the DUI designation. However, other states may use DWI or even DUII (driving under the influence of intoxicants), DWAI (driving while ability impaired), OWI (operating while intoxicated), and other variations.
Yes, under many circumstances, DUI cases can be dismissed if you have aggressive advocacy from an experienced attorney. At Lamano Law Office, we have a long track record of getting DUI cases dismissed and charges reduced for clients throughout Oakland and the Bay area.
You may be charged with felony DUI if:
You have at least three DUI or wet reckless convictions in the past three years.
You have had a felony DUI conviction in the past.
You were involved in an accident that caused great bodily injury or death.
If you are over 21, the legal limit is 0.08.
If you are under 21 or on probation, the legal limit is 0.00.
There are specific laws that prohibit you from driving under the influence of controlled substances, outside of alcohol.