Santa Clara County Criminal Defense

San Jose and Palo Alto DUI Lawyers

Practicing criminal defense in Santa Clara County is different than other counties of the Bay Area, including neighboring San Mateo County. The criminal courts of Santa Clara County have procedures and rules that are unique from other counties'.

If you are facing serious criminal charges in Santa Clara County, whether in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, San Jose, or Morgan Hill, you deserve representation from a lawyer who practices in these courts on a regular basis and who knows how to create a strong and intelligent defense based on the unique nature of the court you have to appear in.

Nafiz M. Ahmed, partner at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, is a twice nationally published author on DUI defense strategies who represents DUI defendants in courts throughout the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and San Jose. However, not only does Ahmed & Sukaram, represent DUI defendants, we are dedicated criminal defense attorneys. As Santa Clara County criminal defense lawyers, we handle the defense of drug crimes, domestic violence, sex offenses, DWI charges and other criminal matters.

You can't necessarily choose where your criminal case will be prosecuted, but you can choose a criminal defense attorney who understands the unique aspects of practice in Santa Clara County.

We have regular success defending our clients against serious criminal charges, because we are not afraid to be unpopular by challenging Santa Clara County police officers, probation officers, district attorneys, and judges.

Through our weekly experiences in felony and misdemeanor courts, our attorneys have developed a deep understanding of the differences among the various counties' criminal courts. Knowing the nuances between the counties helps our lawyers build effective defenses based on each client's specific circumstances. Contact our San Jose criminal defense lawyers for a consultation.

Santa Clara County Criminal Courts: Diversion Programs and Gang Enhancements

Our Santa Clara County criminal defense lawyers have observed that Santa Clara criminal courts are historically more accepting of alternative sentencing and diversion programs, especially for first-time juvenile and marijuana offenders. This is especially important because, without a diversion program an adult convicted in Santa Clara County will have a criminal record.

On the other hand, Santa Clara criminal courts are notoriously strict when sentencing defendants where gang allegations are found to be true.

The possibility of enhanced sentencing in gang-related cases makes it even more important to hire an experienced San Jose, Santa Clara criminal defense lawyer to aggressively defend the charges against you.

Contact Our Santa Clara County Criminal Defense Lawyers

At Ahmed & Sukaram, our attorneys will personally handle your case from the start. We keep our clients informed throughout the progress of their cases, which means that we promptly return phone calls and e-mails to keep the lines of communication open. We can offer legal services in Spanish and other languages, as well.

To make an appointment with a Santa Clara County criminal defense lawyer, contact us online or call us toll-free at 866-477-0965. We have immediate appointments available.

Santa Clara County Criminal Court Locations

The Hall of Justice in San Jose hears criminal cases.

190 W. Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110

The Santa Clara Courthouse hears traffic violation cases.

1095 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95050

The Terraine Courthouse is Santa Clara County's drug court.

115 Terraine Street
San Jose, CA 95110

The Sunnyvale Courthouse hears criminal cases.

605 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

The Palo Alto Courthouse hears criminal and traffic cases.

270 Grant Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

The South County Courthouse hears criminal and traffic cases.

301 Diana Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Santa Clara County Detention Centers and Jails

County of Santa Clara Main Jail
150 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA‎ 95110

Elmwood Men's Facility
701 S. Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Correctional Center for Women
701 S. Abel Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Juvenile Hall
840 Guadalupe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95110

Muriel Wright Residential Center ("Juveniles")
298 Bernal Rd.,
San Jose, CA 95119

William F. James Boys Ranch
19050 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037