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Ghazal Sharif

DUI Lawyer & Former Prosecutor. Free Consultations & Payment Plans.
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • California
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Priscilla Higuera
Priscilla Higuera January 28, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Ms. Sharif is a passionate, dedicated and effective advocate. She works tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for her clients. Ms. Sharif takes her time to carefully analyze every case and is exceptional in working with other legal professionals to preemptively protect her non-U.S. citizen clients from potential immigration consequences down the road. I highly recommend Ms. Sharif!
Client Reviews
Alfredo M. June 27, 2023
Great lawyer at hand Excellent commitment and dedication towards my case and procedures always willing to reach out and inform me of court dates and outcomes of said dates would make sure events were handled with care and great expertise fought hard for the greatest out come
K. D. May 3, 2023
Don't miss out on choosing Ghazal Everybody makes mistakes sometimes in their lives. Whether it's buying an item, walking down a different road, or picking a fight at a bar. No one is perfect. Choosing Ghazal to be my lawyer, however, was without a doubt the best decision I made in 2022. I had, unfortunately, made one of the biggest mistake in my life by deciding to drive a friend home from a concert one night believing that I was fully capable of doing so. As it turned out I was definitely not in a position to drive, let alone drive someone else home. The authorities pulled me over from the highway before I harmed anyone. I spent the night in jail to sober up and to reflect on my actions. After being released I realized that I have a big hurdle to overcome. I'm now charged with a DUI/drug in my system. So many thoughts ran through my head: "What comes after this? Will I be able to plead my case? Will my job and career be affected by this?" There was just a mountain of stress that came crashing down. I spent about 2-3 weeks trying to figure out what to do by myself without letting anyone know because this was such a shameful experience. In a moment of weakness, I was bombarded with phone calls and letters and e-mails from all these groups that were trying to 'help' me with my case. I subsequently fell for one of these contacts that tried to cover themselves as part of the DMV, saying I need to pay these fees and do these tasks in order to get the best outcome for my case in court. Little did I know I was being taken advantage of. This was where Ghazal came in. My friend suggested that I look for a lawyer to help with my case so I began looking online and looking at reviews. Ghazal was the first lawyer I looked up and she seemed very promising from the get-go. I continued to look for other options but ultimately I went back and contacted her. I was given free consultation and I told her my situation. She was very understanding and empathetic. The way she communicated with me and assured that I would be okay through all of this made me believe that I chose the best person for this job. Once I hired her as my lawyer she immediately reviewed my case, discussed a timeline on what was going to happen, when, and where it was going to happen. She was vert stern, in the most positive way. She was very communicative and made sure that I was on my feet through the whole process. She even helped me with the group that scammed me out of a lot of money, noting that it had happened before to other clients. My case went on to last a little over a year, and with Ghazal's help, my charges were reduced to a dry-reckless. And during that whole year, I was constantly stressed and always thinking of "what am I going to do? Will I be okay?" Ghazal and I frequently kept in touch; she continued to reassure me and kept her cool. There were many court appearances during that time and Ghazal continued to challenge the court with the evidence to reduce the charges to as low as possible. In addition, I never needed to appear in court as she represented me. I am forever grateful for the work that she does because without her, my career and my life would have taken a sharp turn for the worst. You would be making a mistake not hiring Ghazal. I've made plenty of mistakes in the past and this was not one of them. If I need an attorney again I know that I don't have to look any further--but hopefully never again.
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Biography

Ghazal Sharif of The G Law Firm defends people accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) throughout the Bay Area, including Pleasanton and San Jose. She helps people maintain their ability to drive and have their court case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.

Our most recent awards include,
• Expertise Best Alameda DUI Attorney
• Expertise Best Fremont DUI Attorney
• Thumbtack Top Pro
• Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
• Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney Rating
• Justia 10.0 Lawyer Rating

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Expungement
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • BlueJeans
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WhatsApp
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer 100% free consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Our primary goal is to make my fees affordable. Because being arrested and charged with a crime is often unplanned, I work with clients to create affordable and reasonable payment plans to take care of legal fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 307636
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Central District Court of California
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Languages
  • English
  • Farsi
Professional Experience
Founder and CEO
The G Law Firm
- Current
Managing Attorney
The Kavinoky Law Firm
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Deputy District Attorney
San Joaquin District Attorney
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Law Clerk
Fourth District Court of Appeal
Law Clerk
San Diego Superior Court
Education
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training (2019)
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California DUI Lawyers Association
Winning Jurors Seminar
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
DUI Rules of the Road XXI Seminar (2018)
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California Western School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: First Place Mediation Competition, Moot Court Distinguished Advocate Award
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Saint Mary's College of California
B.S. (2009)
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
Best Fremont DUI Attorney 2020-2024
Expertise
Top Pro 2020-2024
Thumbtack
Best Alameda DUI Attorney 2020-2024
Expertise.com
Clients' Choice Award 2020-2024
Avvo
10.0 Lawyer Rating
Avvo
10.0 Lawyer Rating
Justia Inc
Distinguished Service
State of California Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District, Division One
First Place Mediation Competition
California Western School of Law
Distinguished Advocate
California Western School of Law
Judicial Clerkship Program
American Bar Association
Make a Difference
Pleasanton Unified School District, Special Education Program
Exemplary Service
Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
Magna Cum Laude
Saint Mary's College
Professional Associations
California Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California DUI Lawyer's Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California  # 307636
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Introducing Ghazal Sharif
Afghan Millennials
Featured Alumni
California Western School of Law
Lawyers Fighting Trump's Muslim Ban
Mic
Paying Respect to Mayor Ed Lee
SF Gate
Diversity in Prosecutors’ Offices: Views from the Front Line
Stanford Law & Policy Review
Interns Find Inspiration Even in the Mundane Work
The Record
Week in Photos
The Record
Winners of the Mediation Competition
California Western School of Law
Speaking Engagements
New Criminal Statutes: 2019
The Kavinoky Law Firm
Mental Health Diversion Under California Penal Code § 1001.36
The Kavinoky Law Firm
Websites & Blogs
Website
The G Law Firm
Website
Thumbtack Top Pro 2024
Website
Yelp The G Law Firm
Website
Avvo Client's Choice Award
Website
Instagram The G Law Firm
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered
Q. If I was charged with domestic violence n had a court date n missed it,can I call a judge to get another court dat
A: There is likely a warrant for your arrest. I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in rather than being arrested or determine the amount of outstanding bond.
Q. I have 4 warrants can an attorney out me on calender so i don't have to go do it.myself and risk being arrested
A: I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in rather than being arrested or determine the amount of outsidance bond.
Q. How can iget a bench warrant removed without me having to make an appearance?
A: I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in rather than being arrested or determine the amount of outsidance bond.
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Contact & Map
The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer
6701 Koll Center Pkwy
Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Toll-Free: (925) 768-7718
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer
3031 Tisch Way
110 Plaza West
San Jose, CA 95128
Toll-Free: (925) 768-7718
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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