Defending Your Rights In The Face Of A Drug Offense
Drug-related charges are often punished harshly in California. Too frequently, drug offenders face penalties that far outweigh the true effect of the alleged drug crime itself. In these instances, those accused of drug crimes need an attorney who is both aggressive and sympathetic to their circumstances.
We are here to help. At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys fiercely defend Redwood City adults and juveniles facing charges related to a wide range of drug crimes. We understand what a successful defense strategy looks like, and we have the track record to prove it.
Helping You Fight A Range Of Charges
Drug charges can vary in severity. We can help those facing charges for possession, sale, intent to distribute, drug trafficking, transportation, cultivation or manufacturing controlled substances such as:
- Marijuana or hashish
- Powder or crack cocaine
- Heroin, opium and opiates like morphine
- Methamphetamine (meth)
- “Club drugs” like Ecstasy, PCP and LSD
- Prescription drugs, including Vicodin, OxyContin, Xanax, Valium, Ritalin and others
What Makes For A Strong Defense?
We can provide you with an aggressive and resourceful criminal defense. We will also actively pursue any relevant diversion programs under Penal Code 1000 (deferred entry of judgment) or Proposition 36. Such alternatives help our clients get the addiction-related treatment or other help they need and, just as importantly, keep drug convictions off their records.
We understand that drug offenders are often stopped and searched in ways that violate their constitutional rights. We are committed to keeping current on the swiftly changing laws relating to search and seizure, and we conduct an in-depth analysis of each drug crimes case to seek out constitutional violations of search and seizure requirements that may knock down the entire case against you. If there was a violation of your constitutional rights, we will spot the violation and use it to your every advantage.
Using Science To Keep Your Freedom
Our lawyers have both the legal and scientific knowledge to challenge the methods used to collect and process evidence against you. For example, it is possible to challenge the techniques used to define the number of narcotics seized, analyze the laboratory results and dispute the arresting officer’s qualifications. We regularly work with respected scientific experts to further our clients’ defense. Because we spend the time needed to learn the science, we can present your case clearly and intelligently to the judge or jury.