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Oakland Drug Crime Attorney

Fighting Drug Crime Charges in California

At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we are passionate about building strong defenses for individuals who are facing drug charges. Our Oakland drug crimes lawyer is devoted to protecting the rights and futures of the criminally accused, and we stop at nothing to help our clients reach the most favorable results possible.

Regardless of what the situation entails or the type of charges you are facing, our team will go the distance for you, providing the type of aggressive litigation you need throughout the entirety of your case. Attorney Nabiel C. Ahmed is one of the most accomplished defense attorneys in the Bay Area, including on the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” and maintaining a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo.


If you are facing charges for a drug crime, don't face them alone. Contact our Oakland drug crime lawyer today at (510) 907-6600 to start your defense.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in California?

California has stringent laws regarding drug offenses, and the penalties may differ based on the type and amount of controlled substances involved. If you or someone you know is facing drug crime charges, it is essential to be aware of the potential consequences. Possible penalties may include:

  • Fines: Drug crime convictions may result in substantial fines, which can vary depending on the severity of the charges.
  • Probation: In some instances, individuals may be sentenced to probation, requiring adherence to specific conditions such as regular drug testing and check-ins with a probation officer.
  • Mandatory Drug Treatment Programs: Courts may order individuals to attend drug treatment programs as part of their sentence, focusing on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
  • Driver's License Suspension: Convictions related to drug crimes can result in the suspension of a driver's license, impacting an individual's ability to commute for work or other essential activities.
  • Jail or Prison Sentences: Depending on the particular severity of the charges, individuals may face incarceration, ranging from months to years in jail or prison.

Defenses Against Drug Crime Charges

Some common defenses against drug crime charges include:

  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: If law enforcement performed an illegal search or seizure, any evidence acquired could be deemed inadmissible in court. We meticulously review the arrest details to identify any violations of our client's Fourth Amendment rights.
  • Lack of Possession: Proving possession is a crucial element in drug crime cases. We work to challenge the prosecution's evidence and establish that our clients did not have actual or constructive possession of the alleged controlled substances.
  • Invalid Warrant: If the search warrant used by law enforcement is invalid or lacks probable cause, we can contest the legality of the search and seek to suppress the evidence obtained through that warrant.
  • Entrapment: In some cases, individuals may be coerced or induced into committing a drug-related offense by law enforcement. We explore the possibility of entrapment as a defense strategy.

Why Hire the Law Office of Nabiel C Ahmed

If you’re facing drug charges, you need to act quickly—and act smart. Picking the right defense attorney is going to affect the rest of your life, so don’t settle for an Oakland drug crime attorney who hasn’t handled cases like yours before. The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed has handled thousands of cases throughout the Bay Area, developing deep familiarity with the way law enforcement and courthouses operate throughout Oakland and throughout the East Bay.

Our results-driven approach has helped countless individuals avoid jail time, win acquittal or dismissal, or receive lower penalties that kept their futures from being destroyed. Drug charges are life-changing, but they don’t have to be. It all depends on who you call next.

Contact Our Oakland Drug Crime Lawyer Today

At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. No matter how serious the charges are against you, it is important to remember that you are not alone. We are here to fight for your rights from the moment of your initial consultation all the way through the resolution of your case. Our Oakland drug crime attorney proudly helps clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!


Arrested for a drug crime? Call our Oakland drug crime attorney at (510) 907-6600 today for a consultation and to start building a solid defense.


Client Testimonials

We Don't Let Our Clients Down
  • “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
  • “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.
  • “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.

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

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