OVER 3,000

18+ years
combined experience

Nafiz M. Ahmed, CA
St. Bar Certified Specialist
Criminal Law

Nationally Published Authors
DUI Defense – Firearms Defense
Juvenile Delinquency


Defending all felony, misdemeanor and DUI offenses in Santa Clara County - Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law.

When the government and its agents have you in their cross-hairs, whether by police, prosecutors, judges or jailers you need help from a law firm to keep you protected.  You know it.  Even though we have all been taught that the government must prove a defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt – it is not until we are in the system that we realize that it is more like Guilty Until Proven Innocent!

So, now you have just been arrested and need a lawyer, but it feels like the cops just dumped you in with the sharks.  Which lawyer are you going to call?  Who can you trust?  Who can get the job done?  Who will treat you fairly? 

In times like these you shouldn't have to ask these questions.  Your lawyer shouldn't be just another person in the system that you have to worry about.  You should like your lawyer and believe in your lawyer.  You should have 100% confidence that if anyone can help you out that it will be your lawyer.  

If you are under criminal investigation, or have been cited, arrested, or charged with a crime in Santa Clara County and want to find out if we are the right firm for you just give us a call.  Nafiz M. Ahmed, the founding partner of our firm, will talk to you on the phone to assess what is going on.  If we can help you, we will let you know.  We can then set up an appointment with you at our office in San Jose.  Or, if it is more convenient for you, we can set up an appointment at our office in Redwood City

When you talk to us on the phone, or when you come in and meet with us, we will give you our honest assessment about your case and what you face.  Not only will we be honest, but we also be fair.  We will quote you a personalized fee to represent you and we can sometimes offer payment plans to assist you in retaining our services.  Because defending your criminal case usually takes months we want you to be as comfortable as you can be so that we can help you get the best possible outcome in your case.


If you or a family member have been cited or arrested for any offense in Santa Clara County, contact us today to schedule a no obligation consultation.

At Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, we are criminal and juvenile defense lawyers.  We defend individuals accused of all crimes, ranging from: guns, drugs, sex, violence to alcohol - including DUI and driving offenses.  We have over 18 years of combined experience and Nafiz M. Ahmed has been practicing law since 2005.  Partner, Shari Sukaram has been practicing law since 2008.  Between us, we have defended over 3,000 criminal and juvenile defense clients. 

During our practice we have earned accolades from the biggest names in the legal industry.  Shari Sukaram has been nationally published in juvenile delinquency defense.  Nafiz M. Ahmed has been nationally published in DUI defense as well as firearms defense.  Additionally, our firm is trusted by the National Rifle Association, as well as, almost every other reputable pro 2nd Amendment organization in the United States. 

We have received many local accolades as well, including Nafiz M. Ahmed being invited as a guest speaker on KGO-810 (AM).  Also, for the past 5 years in a row, Nafiz M. Ahmed has been recognized by Super Lawyers – the most trusted name in attorney recognition – as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2012 – 2016)

Although, more importantly, Nafiz M. Ahmed has passed a rigorous test and criminal law practice qualifications to be recognized by the State of California Board of Legal Specialization, a division of the California State Bar, as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law.  Of note, out of the 186,799 active lawyers in the State of California, only 342 have been recognized by the State Bar as Specialists in Criminal Defense.   This is the highest recognition that an attorney can receive from the State Bar of California. 

When it comes to defending you in court in any felony or misdemeanor offense you want the attorneys of Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law at your side.  We are passionate lawyers and fearless trial attorneys.  We have taken over 50 cases to trial and we know what it takes to win

We routinely handle cases ranging in seriousness from: driving on a suspended license to driving under the influence (DUI), solicitation of prostitution to domestic violence, drug possession or sales, criminal threats to assault with a deadly weapon, child pornography, child molestation, robbery and attempted murder.  We have achieved dismissals or not guilty verdicts at trial for all of these charges and so many more. 

If you are looking for attorneys to devote their 100% effort and attention to your case, then you should call us today



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Super Lawyers Rising Star
(2012 -2016)


Partner Shari Sukaram is a tough, knowledgeable and passionate advocate for her juvenile delinquency clients. In 2011 Shari Sukaram became a nationally published author. She is a strong believer that children, even those who make mistakes, have a golden opportunity to achieve their dreams if they are given a chance, shown that they should believe in themselves and put on the proper path.



Attorney Nafiz Ahmed has successfully defended over 2,500 criminal clients. A true trial attorney, his unique love of the law guides him in successfully defending his client's cases in ways that other attorneys cannot. Nafiz was voted a 2012, 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star® (2012 - 2016), and is a twice nationally published author in DUI defense strategies. He speaks Spanish and is committed to serving clients of all backgrounds.


What Our Clients Have Said

  • 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.


  • 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. I would use this Attorney and Law Firm any day. My family and I are very thankful to have found them.


  • 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.


  • Mr. Ahmed helped me greatly on my case and was able to get all of the charges dropped so that nothing showed up on my record. I would highly recommend him as he was the best priced lawyer I could find but still very helpful and explained everything.