Serving San Mateo County & Santa Clara Counties
Anyone convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) can tell you that the ordeal is painful and the penalties are severe. Even a first offense is life-changing and should be fought with all available resources. If you have been convicted before, or your DUI involves injuries, reckless driving, speeding or child endangerment, obtaining an attorney is critical.
Specializing in all varieties of DUI Cases
Facing DUI charges without a qualified attorney is a major risk you cannot afford. For a consultation, contact us today. We will help you understand your options and develop the best strategy for your DUI case, including, but not limited to:
- First DUI
- Second DUI
- Third DUI
- Fourth DUI
- DUI with injury
- DUI with aggravating factors:
- Reckless driving
- Excessive speed
- Child under 14 in car
- High BAC, i.e., .15% or greater
- A DUI involving other traffic violations, such as hit-and-run or reckless driving
- Under 21 DUI
- Under 18 DUI
- DUI via drugs:
- Bicycling or boating under the influence (BUI)
Nationally-Recognized DUI Defense Law Firm: Founding partner 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 the 2009 and 2010 editions. To preview some of Mr. Ahmed’s thoughts on DWI defense, view the press release or check out this chapter from Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings (Aspatore Books, 2009).
Severe Penalties Make Strong, Informed Defense Critical
You can serve up to a year in the county jail and/or prison depending on the DUI charge or charges that you are facing. In addition, you can lose your license for five years or have your driving privileges revoked entirely. You can also be ordered to complete a 36 month Multiple Offender Program. Learn more about sentencing enhancements in DUI cases.
When these punishments are compounded with heavy fines and increased car insurance rates that typically add up to many thousands of dollars, it becomes apparent that you need qualified representation, such as the DUI lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law.
At Ahmed & Sukaram, not only can we help you fight your criminal DUI case, but we can help represent you in the Department of Motor Vehicles, which often times controls the fate of your future driving privileges.
We are truly DUI defense specialists, and we can talk to you about your case to help you figure out your defenses and options.
A Full Range of Defense Techniques – Proven Ability to Help You
Redwood City DUI attorney Nafiz M. Ahmed is a pioneer in San Mateo County in obtaining evidence for the breath test instrument used by the officer in your case. In defending your DUI case, we focus on all aspects of your case, including, but not limited to:
- The manner of your driving
- The potential lack of probable cause for a traffic stop
- Flawed administration and validity of field sobriety tests
- Flaws in the calibration and maintenance of the breath test instrument(s)
- Failure to advise you of constitutional rights
- Communication barriers, medical conditions and other individual factors
- All the good evidence for you that the officer did not include in his or her report
We will work to understand your key priorities and help you deal with the court as well as the DMV for your driver’s license issues. You can depend on receiving informed, aggressive counsel to help you choose whether to take your case to trial to seek a not guilty verdict, negotiate minimized consequences of your nolo contendere plea, or explore alternative sentencing options such as the SCRAM device (alcohol monitor bracelet), electronic home monitoring or residential live-in treatment program in lieu of jail time.
Or, if you are coming to us after you have been convicted of a DUI offense, we may be able to help you get your DUI expunged from your record so that you can search for new employment with confidence that your DUI conviction will not hold you back.
If you have been charged with any type of driving under the influence (DUI) case, or want to discuss a DUI expungement, call us toll-free at 877-337-0697 or contact us today to schedule a time to talk with one of our attorneys. We can meet at either our Redwood City or San Jose offices.