Top Rated Redwood City Criminal Attorneys
At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we are criminal and DUI defense lawyers who represent adults and minors charged with crimes in criminal and juvenile court cases. We are based out of Redwood City, California, and represent individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara County, including the courthouses at Redwood City, South San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose.
Nafiz M Ahmed is in court defending his criminal and DUI clients in San Mateo County four or five days a week and he is regularly in court in Palo Alto and San Jose. Since being admitted to practice law in 2005, Nafiz is known by and knows the deputy district attorneys, judge and commissioner in each of these counties.
Given Nafiz's constant fight for his clients and the results that he achieves for them, Nafiz has been selected two years in a row (2012 - 2013) by the editors of San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star - an award reserved for the top 2.5% of all criminal defense attorneys in Northern California under 40 years old. Additionally, Nafiz has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The accolades continue as Nafiz has been awarded as one of Top Lawyers in California (2013), one of Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in California (2012 - 2014), and has earned an Avvo rating of 10 out of 10.
If you choose Ahmed & Sukaram to represent you, Nafiz will bring his same passion and dedication to your case, whether you are charged with these crimes or any others:
Additionally, with a satellite office in Oakland, California, Nafiz Ahmed and Shari Sukaram are well-equipped to represent clients across the San Francisco Bay Area, including the courthouses in Oakland, Alameda, and San Francisco.
Aggressive Santa Clara County Criminal Defense
At Ahmed & Sukaram, we enjoy handling the most serious of cases in Santa Clara County, particularly, in its San Jose Hall of Justice Courthouse. For example, as criminal lawyers in San Jose we have represented clients in Santa Clara County who have faced life in prison for three-strike cases; two-strike cases; serious or violent felonies, i.e., attempted murder, car-jacking, robbery, first degree burglary, gang-related stabbings; child pornography sex offenses requiring mandatory lifetime sex offender registration; child molestation, felony possession of methamphetamine for sale; felony possession of marijuana for sale, weapons offenses and many more.
If you have been charged with a crime in Santa Clara County and have to appear in court in either Palo Alto or San Jose contact us so we can talk about how we can try to help you obtain:
- A dismissal of your charges;
- Not guilty verdicts at trial;
- Avoid jail time;
- Return to your home (including Juvenile delinquency cases); or,
- Receive probation as opposed to being sentenced to prison.
The reason that you choose us to represent you in San Jose or Palo Alto is because you need an attorney who gives you the best possible chance at winning at trial or getting you the plea bargain deal that you cannot refuse. Period.
San Mateo County DUI Lawyers: A True Passion
Defending a DUI charge in Redwood City, San Jose or Palo Alto, is one of the most complex tasks any criminal defense attorneys can choose to undertake. Representing a client facing a charge of driving under the influence requires that the DUI defense attorney know the complete ins-and-outs of defending the DUI in the California Department of Motor Vehicles in an Administrative Per Se Hearing, as well as, in the criminal court. The DUI attorney must intimately know the science of blood and breath testing, the art of field sobriety tests, how to effectively cross-examine the prosecution's expert witnesses and how to persuasively present their own expert witnesses. Few lawyers are up to the task. But, Nafiz Ahmed is one of those few lawyers.
In fact, Nafiz M. Ahmed has been recognized by one of the nation's largest legal publishers as a top DUI defense lawyer. Mr. Ahmed is a twice nationally published author in DUI defense strategies. He has authored chapters in Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings (Aspatore Books) in both its 2009 and 2010 editions - "The Examination of Prosecution and Defense Witnesses" (2009) and "The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses." (2010)
Additionally, Nafiz has received the same training the police officer in your DUI case has received with respect to the detection of impaired drivers and the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Maybe even more important is that Nafiz has been qualified as an Instructor for the administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the Federal Department of Transportation. Moreover, Nafiz has been NHTSA qualified in Advanced Roadside Impairment Detection and Enforcement (ARIDE) which focuses on drivers who may be impaired by drugs, alcohol or both. This ARIDE qualification is advanced DUI and drug detection training that only a select few officers who specialize in DUI and drug detection receive.
If you have been charged with a DUI in South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose or Palo Alto, we know that the entire system is grabbing at your wallet. When it comes to DUI defense, Nafiz will makes sure that you are treated fairly and will not gouge you like the rest of the system. For a free in office consultation on your DUI case, contact us today.
Nationally Recognized Juvenile Defense Lawyer
Partner Shari Sukaram is a tough, knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her juvenile delinquency clients. In 2011, Shari Sukaram became a nationally published author when Inside the Minds published Mrs. Sukaram's chapter "Juvenile Law: Procedures, Defense Strategies, and Challenges in the Beginning Stages of Detained Juvenile Delinquency Cases" in their acclaimed title, Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies.
Juvenile delinquency defense is a distinct area of practice from adult criminal defense cases. Minors in juvenile court have different rights and face different rules, terminology and possible outcomes than adults do in criminal cases. Therefore, in order to best serve your minor's best interests it is imperative that your minor is represented by an attorney who has dedicated a portion of his or her practice to representing juvenile defendants. If your minor needs an attorney because he or she is facing a petition in juvenile court, then you need Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law. Contact us today to begin your minor's defense.
Contact our DUI & Criminal Lawyers Right Away
If you or someone you love, whether an adult or minor is facing criminal or DUI charges in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties and you are looking for an attorney who actually cares, will treat you fairly and who can actually make a difference in your case, call us toll free at 866-477-0965 or email us through this site in order to set up a no-obligation consultation.
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