Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law

Obtaining Justice
For The Accused

At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we have been saving clients from jail, years in prison, excessive fines and wrongful convictions since 2005.

Obtaining Justice
For The Accused

At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we have been saving clients from jail, years in prison, excessive fines and wrongful convictions since 2005.

Criminal Defense

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DUI Defense

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Sex Crimes

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Drug Crimes

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Driving-Related Crimes

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Violent Crimes

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Silicon Valley’s Premier Criminal And DUI Defense Team

There are a lot of other lawyers who make big promises, but offer only apologies after they fail to deliver.  We take over many of these cases from clients who wish they hired us to begin with.  When your life and freedom are stake, you can only trust the best.

Over the past 14 years we have successfully defended over 3,000 criminal and DUI cases, and have been recognized by our peers in the legal community as amongst the top criminal defense attorneys in all of Northern California. 

The firm’s founding partner, Nafiz M. Ahmed, has been selected the past 8 years in a row (2012-2019) as a Super Lawyer Rising Star – a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of all attorneys under 40 years old.  He is also a California State Bar Certified Specialist in criminal defense.  Partner, Shari Sukaram, is a nationally published author in juvenile delinquency defense.

With our results, we have established ourselves as the go-to criminal & DUI defense firm for other lawyers, judges, doctors, professionals in the high-tech industry and everyone else in the know.

Why Choose Us

We can’t take every case that walks through our door.  We are selective with who we can help because when we do decide to help you, we dedicate all of our time, passion and expertise to get you the results that need. 

We are different from other firms in that we are in constant communication with our clients. You are never left in the dark about what is happening. Our core belief is that a successful defense requires that we as attorneys understand every last detail of your case as if we are in your shoes.

And, when it comes time to walk into the courtroom, we bring over 50 trials of experience with us. We have won the most serious of felony cases from 3-Strike life cases, down to misdemeanor DUIs, petty-theft and drug charges.  As our clients, you are part of our family. In court, we protect you as if you are one of our own.

View Our Case Results

My client was accused of driving with a .14 blood alcohol concentration. The officer said that my client failed all of the field sobriety tests. A roadside breath test revealed that my client blew a .16/.15. My client admitted to drinking Smirnoff vodka. However, we thought that the officer stopped my client unlawfully. So, we set his case for a motion to suppress evidence in the criminal court. Before the hearing the District Attorney dismissed the case against my client.

Meet Our Attorneys

Attorney Nafiz M. Ahmed has successfully defended over 2,500 criminal clients. A true trial attorney, he is passionate about helping clients understand and protect their rights. Nafiz is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star ® 2012-2019, and is a nationally published author in DUI and firearms defense strategies. He speaks Spanish and is committed to helping clients of all backgrounds.

Attorney Shari Sukaram is a tough, knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her clients. She believes in zealous representation and is relentless in defending her clients. In 2011, Shari Sukaram became a nationally published author in criminal defense. She is a strong believer that all her clients should have their rights protected and fought for. She is committed to obtaining the best outcome possible for her clients.

Get Honest Advice You Can Trust

When we meet at our consultation, we’re going to tell you the truth about what we can do to help. We’re not going to just tell you what you want to hear. To get our thoughts on your case, call our office today at 866-477-0965 or send us an email. We have two offices conveniently located in Redwood City and San Jose.

If you communicate best in Spanish or another language, simply let us know. Se habla español.


Outstanding Service And Abilities

Mr. Ahmed knows sections of the law that brought our case to the very best possible outcome. Provided solid research and background which turned our case around and created a positive outcome. Also very responsible and kept in regular communications during a lengthy period of time. Made himself available 24/7. Very professional, highly respected and highly recommended.

We’ve handled thousands of criminal cases over the past decade. We know to develop the right strategies to put you in the best possible position to fight back against the charges you are facing.