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Over 50 trials

successfully defended

30 years

of combined experience

Over 3,000

cases won

Super Lawyers
NTL Top 100

Since 2005

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Ahmed & Sukaram, DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys

Silicon Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers You Can Trust

If you’ve been arrested or are facing criminal charges in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties, you deserve exceptional legal representation to protect your rights. Our lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram, DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys have over three decades of combined experience. We’ve successfully defended thousands of clients in Redwood City and San Jose, CA.

We’re a passionate team and strive to protect your freedom, reputation, and property. We have over 50 trials under our belt, and we’re ready to put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

Call today to speak with a Silicon Valley criminal defense attorney. We’ll provide honest advice, come up with a strategy, and give you the help you deserve.

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Over 50 trials

successfully defended

30 years

of combined experience

Over 3,000

cases won

Multiple office locations

in San Jose and Redwood City

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(650) 299-0500

Personalized Representation

Transparent, Open Communication

When you hire Ahmed & Sukaram, DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys, you’ll receive personal attention from award-winning criminal defense lawyers. You’ll never be in the dark about the status of your case. That’s how it should be when your freedom and life are at stake.

Our compassionate legal team knows how stressful and scary it can be to face criminal charges. That’s why we treat our clients with the most respect and strive to obtain the best outcomes.

We’re available to take your call day or night, so reach out to us to get a dedicated advocate on your side.

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Hear from our clients just like you


Nafis Ahmed is a very intellectual Criminal Defense Lawyer, he has been very helpful since day one until the end. I want to thank Mr. Ahmed for the excellent work he did on my case. He has made me feel like a normal citizen once again. He is excellent in what he does, I would not choose any other lawyer over Mr. Ahmed. HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! Thanks again, Mr. Ahmed.


My family & I highly recommend Nafiz Ahmed as a defense Attorney. The Ahmed and Sukaram law firm from my personal experience is an incredible safeguard against the injustice of being tangled in the legal system. He was very aggressive and thorough in preparing my case into succession throughout a very unsure and devastating situation. They were very reassuring and positive from beginning to end. I would use this Attorney and Law Firm any day. My family and myself are very thankful to have found them.


I had never been in any legal trouble in my life so I was very scared when I found out I was facing criminal charges. Nafiz was very comforting and I always felt like I had a champion in my corner. I was facing jail time and in seven hours, Nafiz was able to convince the DA and Judge to dismiss the case completely. I never even saw the inside of a courtroom. I would rather have Nafiz try a case for me than Robert Shapiro and that is no joke. He is tenacious, responsive, and he genuinely cares about his client’s cases. I hope I never need to use Nafiz again but if I ever need a lawyer, it will be a no-brainer.


Once again our family needed the assistance of Shari Sukaram.
She immediately returned my phone call and emails and answered all my questions and really took care of our needs. I truly believe she goes above and beyond for her clients and I feel that we are in very good hands! She has really been there for us through some difficult times and I recommend Shari to anyone who needs an attorney.


We had a great experience with Nafiz Ahmed. He handled my felony and misdemeanor juvenile theft case with great professionalism and enthusiasm. He is very straightforward as he gave us the best and worst case scenario possible and helped us prepare for both, and in the end the charges were completely dismissed! He responded to emails and phone calls promptly and provided us with a wealth of information to ease any worries we had for our case. We are so thankful to have worked with Nafiz and highly recommend him to anyone who needs any type of legal counsel.


I was completely satisfied with the services I received from Nafiz Ahmed. His knowledge and professional attitude made for a perfect experience. Nafiz kept me informed throughout the entire process and was able to get me the best outcome possible. I would definitely recommend Nafiz to my colleagues and I will contract his services again if needed in the future.


Nafiz offered great service since day one. He is definitely a very professional, understanding, hardworking and knowledgeable lawyer. He always keep me informed in every step of the way and never failed to return my call if I have something that needs to be clarified. The whole case was so depressing but Nafiz didn’t give up and he also encouraged me to do the same and it resulted into a very well resolved case in my favor. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you Nafiz!


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Our Results

False Imprisonment – Sexual Battery – Indecent Exposure – DISMISSAL

My client was accused of exposing his penis to his neighbor and then grabbing her buttocks. It was further alleged that he grabbed a hold of her and then prevented her from going back into…

DUI Alcohol & Drugs – DISMISSAL

My client was accused of driving with a .13/.14 blood alcohol concentration. Additionally, it was alleged that he was driving under the influence of prescription medication. My client denied having consumed any amount of alcohol….

Solicitation Of Prostitution – Hung Jury + DISMISSAL

My client was accused of arranging a sexual escapade with an undercover police officer. The call with the officer was recorded. The interaction with the officer at the hotel room was recorded. My client gave…


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…

Domestic Violence Restraining Order – DISMISSAL

My client was alleged to have visited the home of his ex-wife and harassed and threatened her and her new boyfriend. My client said that his ex-wife’s new boyfriend threatened and harassed him when he…

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We're known and trusted

NTL Top 100
2023 Best Defense Attorneys San Jose
2023 Best Defense Attorneys San Mateo
Avvo 2010
Avvo 2011
Avvo 2012
Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers
State Bar of California
Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies
Strategies for defending firearms offense charges
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Nafiz Ahmed - Criminal Defense Attorney

Get a Trusted Advocate On Your Side

Since we opened our doors in 2005, we’ve been fiercely defending people accused of various crimes. We have the skills, knowledge, and passion it takes to get you the results you need, whether you’re charged with a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony.

We’ve established ourselves as pillars of the legal community, and we’ve received many awards and accolades demonstrating our dedication to the legal profession.

  • We have a California State Bar Certified Specialist in criminal law on our team.
  • We’ve been repeatedly recognized as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2012-2021)
  • We’ve been named Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • We are nationally published in DUI defense, Juvenile Delinquency defense, and Firearms defense.
  • We have two nationally published criminal and juvenile defense authors on our team

Contact us today so that we can develop a strategy that puts you in the best possible position in your case.

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