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When You Need The Best Defense The Bay Area's Top Criminal Defense Attorney

With a nationally recognized trial lawyer and a track record of success behind us, our firm knows how to go the distance for you by providing the defense you need to help REDUCE or ELIMINATE your penalties.

We’re Here to Help Trust Nabiel C. Ahmed to represent you during criminal trials, and experience why so many Bay Area clients choose our firm.

Oakland Criminal Defense Attorneys

Highly Experienced & Nationally Recognized

If you’ve been accused of a crime, there is one person you want on your side: Nabiel C. Ahmed. Our Oakland criminal defense lawyer has personally secured hundreds of acquittals and dismissals for people whose rights were under threat. He has spent his entire career protecting the rights of the accused in Oakland, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding area.

While defending his clients, Mr. Ahmed gained notoriety for staunchly defending their constitutional and statutory rights all the way through jury trial if necessary. Mr. Ahmed’s clients and cases have received attention locally, nationally, and world-wide. No case has proven to be too big or too small for Mr. Ahmed to handle.

He understands that very often, a solid, proactive strategy is the difference between prison and freedom. He operates with the mission of securing the best possible outcome for you. Whether this means getting your case dropped, avoiding prison time, or keeping your job, as your Oakland criminal defense lawyer, he will take every reasonable step to make your desired results possible. He provides defense to those accused in the Bay Area and East Bay Area.

Contact our Oakland criminal defense attorneys at 510-907-6600

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  • A Lawyer's Journey with Nabiel Ahmed

    Nabiel Ahmed joins the ACBA podcast for the fourth time, discussing his legal career in Alameda and Contra Costa counties with offices in Oakland and San Ramon. He explores the benefits of courtroom advocacy, his foray into civil law, and his eventual return to criminal defense. Listen for insights on gaining criminal defense experience as a law student and navigating the business side of legal practice.

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  • How to Cope With Your Neighbor from H*LL

    This evening on Your Legal Rights, Jeff Hayden, the host of YLR, is joined by Municipal Attorney Lance Bayer and East Bay attorney Nabiel Ahmed. Nabiel Ahmed specializes in assisting clients in obtaining or defending against restraining orders.

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  • Roundtable With Nabiel Ahmed & Nafiz Ahmed
    Join the roundtable conversation as we compare and contrast court practices in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

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  • Roundtable With Nabiel Ahmed & Matt Fregi

    Louis Goodman, Nabiel Ahmed, and Matt Fregi engage in a wide ranging discussion of contemporary topic in the local legal system. If you prefer to watch on YouTube, click here.

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  • Our Firm is Representing a Soccer Coach Accused of Exchanging Chats of a Sexual Nature with an Older Male Officer
    As a defense firm, we believe everyone has a right to high-caliber defense representation. Our firm is currently representing a Moraga soccer coach who has been accused of exchanging chats of a sexual nature with an older male officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. Our case intends to prove that our client was aware of the ruse and played along in order to determine who was deceiving him and why. Trial began in November 2020. Difficult and controversial cases like this one don’t intimidate us, so if you’re facing serious charges, speak with Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed as soon as possible.

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  • Listen to Nabiel Ahmed on "Love Thy Lawyer"
    In this podcast, Louis J Goodman, a lawyer himself, interviews a rising star in the Alameda County criminal justice system, Nabiel Ahmed. Learn about Nabiel's upbringing, time in law school, his practice, and his views on the world!

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How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

A criminal defense attorney plays a crucial role in protecting the rights and interests of individuals who are facing criminal charges. Here are some ways in which a criminal defense attorney can help you:

  • Legal Advice: Criminal defense attorneys are knowledgeable about the law and can provide you with expert legal advice. They can explain the charges against you, the potential consequences, and the options available to you.
  • Investigation: Attorneys can investigate your case thoroughly, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing police reports to build a strong defense strategy. They may also work with private investigators or experts to help with your case.
  • Negotiation: Defense attorneys can negotiate with prosecutors to reach a plea bargain or reduced charges, potentially resulting in a lighter sentence or a more favorable outcome.
  • Court Representation: Criminal defense lawyers are trained to represent you in court. They will advocate for your rights, challenge evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and present arguments to defend you effectively.
  • Protection of Rights: Attorneys ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld throughout the legal process. This includes protecting you from unlawful searches and seizures, ensuring your right to remain silent, and safeguarding your right to a fair trial.
  • Strategy Development: Defense lawyers develop a defense strategy tailored to your specific case, aiming to cast doubt on the prosecution's case, challenge evidence, or establish an alibi or affirmative defense.
  • Legal Procedures: Navigating the legal system can be complex, and defense attorneys are skilled in understanding and following the required procedures, filing motions, and meeting deadlines.
  • Emotional Support: Facing criminal charges can be emotionally distressing. Criminal defense attorneys often provide emotional support to their clients, helping them cope with the stress and anxiety associated with the legal process.
  • Mitigation: In cases where conviction is likely, defense attorneys can work to minimize the potential consequences by presenting mitigating factors that may influence sentencing, such as a defendant's remorse or efforts at rehabilitation.
  • Appeals: If you are convicted, your defense attorney can help you navigate the appeals process, seeking to overturn a conviction or reduce a sentence.
  • Expertise in Criminal Law: Criminal defense attorneys have specialized knowledge of criminal law, which allows them to identify legal issues, precedents, and defense strategies that may not be apparent to someone without legal training.

It's important to note that the specific services and strategies employed by a criminal defense attorney will vary based on the circumstances of the case, the severity of the charges, and the goals of the client. Hiring an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney is essential to ensuring the best possible outcome in a criminal case.

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Client Testimonials

We Don't Let Our Clients Down
  • “Understands and Has Great Communication”
    “He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.”
    - Adarice
  • “Huge Help to Me and My Family”
    “Nabiel was able to negotiate a great plea and avoid serious charges. This was especially important since we were looking at significant charges despite this being a first offense.”
    - Alex G.
  • “Better Than Expected Result”
    “Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.”
    - Francisco C.
  • “I recommend Nabiel over the rest!”
    “Mr Ahmed is a very knowledgeable attorney. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. He also gave me sound advice and went over my options.”
    - Marshall

Our Awards

  • 10 Best
  • Top 3 Criminal Defense Oakland
  • Top DUI in CA
  • Super Lawyer 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers Nabiel
  • Yelp
  • Top 1 National Attorney

Meet Nabiel

Choosing the Right Attorney Matters

Mr. Ahmed, an Oakland criminal defense lawyer, has devoted his life to defending the accused. It’s a job he takes seriously and pours his energy into daily. He strives to keep clients out of prison and give them the freedom that comes from factual innocence. He’s passionate not only about protecting people’s rights in court, but from protecting them from unlawful seizure of their property.

Recently, Mr. Ahmed’s representation helped dismiss charges against a defendant facing capital punishment for the crimes he allegedly committed. In addition to practicing criminal law, Mr. Ahmed has continued to expand his practice into areas of law affecting the lives of his clients in other contexts. For example, Mr. Ahmed’s client’s can now seek his advice and representation on matters such as restraining orders, dissolutions, breach of contract, fraud, and First Amendment issues.

Recognizing that every case is different, and every client presents their own unique challenges, Mr. Ahmed continues to pursue his passion of learning about people and the law. Many of Mr. Ahmed’s clients choose his services when their case requires litigation and the opposing side has already retained legal representation of the highest caliber. After litigating cases against attorneys of all skill levels, Mr. Ahmed submits that you can count him amongst the best.

At the Law Office of Nabiel Ahmed, you are guaranteed to receive sound, sometimes life-changing advice from an Oakland criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience litigating the most important cases.

Our Firm Is Your 2nd Chance

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  • We've seen all the outcomes and know the loopholes to get you the best result and the 2nd chance you deserve.
  • We have over a decade of experience and a track record of success after success.
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