Dedicated Drug Defense Lawyer in Oakland
If you have been charged with any drug-related crime, you may have options to avoid jail time and other serious consequences. Whether your charges involve street drugs or prescription drugs without a valid prescription, you should consult an attorney right away.
Doing Whatever It Takes to Avoid Serious Consequences
In California, there are a variety of drug charges — including simple drug possession, possession with intent to distribute (also known as intent to sell), and actual sales (also known as distribution or trafficking) — with different penalties if you are convicted. Drug prosecutions focus on a variety of drugs, including:
- Crack and powder cocaine
- So-called "club drugs" like Ecstasy
My first step in defending you against drug charges will be to determine whether the police have solid evidence against you that was not the result of an illegal search or seizure. Even if the police do have enough evidence to convict you, however, you still have options.
Under Proposition 36 (Prop 36) and other California state laws, there are alternatives to jail or prison for people accused of drug crimes. If you successfully complete a diversion or drug treatment program, your charges may be permanently dismissed.
Even if you have been charged with more serious crimes like drug possession marijuana with intent to sell, I may be able to get your charges reduced so that you can take advantage of these alternatives.
Getting Back Seized Money or Property
It is very common for people who are arrested on drug charges to have money or property seized by the police during the investigation and arrest process. If they believe money or property was used in the commission of a crime, they are likely to take it.
In addition to fighting your criminal charges, I will do everything I can to get seized money and property returned to you. I have had a great deal of success in this area.
Call Me for a Free Consultation
Whatever the circumstances of your drug charges, you can count on me to take a dedicated, personalized approach to your case. Call me toll free at 888-323-8083 or send me an e-mail to discuss what I can do to help.
Law Office of Nabiel Ahmed is located in Oakland, CA and serves clients in and around Emeryville, Alameda, Albany, Oakland, Antioch, Brentwood, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Concord, Newark, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Hayward, San Francisco, Redwood City, San Mateo, Daly City, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Orinda, Richmond, Fairfield, Solano, Vallejo, Pittsburg, San Leandro, San Ramon, San Jose, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Oakland, Dublin, Union City, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, San Francisco, San Leandro, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, San Pablo, Brisbane, Richmond, El Sobrante, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Bay Point, American Canyon, Martinez, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Walnut Creek, Crockett, Castro Valley, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Solano County