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Ghazal Sharif

Ghazal Sharif

Award Winning DUI Lawyer & Former Prosecutor. Free Consultations.
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • California
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Summary

The G Law Firm is the leading Bay Area law firm specializing in DUI defense. Facing a DUI arrest can be confusing and overwhelming. The time to act is now because your driver’s license will be suspended if a DMV Hearing is not requested within 10 days of an arrest. Call us now to help request a hearing and discuss the possibility of having criminal charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. We offer free consultations and flexible payment plans.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    My 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
  • Dari-Persian: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken
Professional Experience
CEO and Founding Partner
The G Law Firm
- Current
Managing Attorney
The Kavinoky Law Firm
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Associate Attorney
Rankin, Sproat, Mires, Reynolds, Shuey & Mintz
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Associate Attorney
Blum, Gibbs, Davies & Owen LLP
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Deputy District Attorney
San Joaquin District Attorney
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Law Clerk
Fourth District Court of Appeal
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Law Clerk
San Diego Superior Court
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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
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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
10.0 Lawyer Rating
Avvo
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
10.0 Lawyer Rating
Justia Inc
Client Choice Award
Avvo
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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California DUI Lawyer's Association
Member
- Current
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American Bar 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 Law Office of Ghazal Sharif
Blog
Bay Area DUI Lawyer & Former Prosecutor
Blog
5 Star Reviews
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.
Q. I have a detective wanting to talk to me should I go alone
A: Absolutely, not because anything you say will be used against you. I recommend contacting a local criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to represent you and contact law enforcement on your behalf.
Q. I got a DUI in Arizona and I live in California. I am trying to get a restricted license to drive in California.
A: I recommend contacting the DMV’s Mandatory Actions Unit at 916–657–6525 regarding the status of your license. To speak with an operator, press #9, then press #9, then press #1. I recommend calling two minutes before call lines open at 8:00 A.M. (except on Wednesdays when call lines open at 9:00 A.M.)
Q. FELONY WARRANT SINCE 2014 FOR PC3056 ONLY - NO POLICE CONTACT
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. public defender took my new case but then filed conflict of interest,why? is that legal in criminal law?
A: When a conflict arises with the public defender, the Judge assigns an alternate defender to take the place of the public defender.
Q. How do I get my record expunged?
A: If you were convicted of an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony and were NOT sentenced to state prison or put under the authority of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, you can petition for a dismissal (people often use the term “expungement” when talking about a “dismissal”) . You are eligible to request a dismissal if you were given county jail time (including jail time for a felony offense), probation, a fine, or a combination of those three types of punishment rather than being sentenced to state prison. If you make a formal request to the court (petition) for a dismissal, the court will make a decision on your request and may withdraw your guilty or no contest (nolo contendere) plea (or the guilty verdict if you went to trial), and enter a not guilty plea. Then the court will set aside and dismiss the conviction. From that point forward, you are no longer considered to be “convicted” of the offense. Your record will be changed to show a dismissal rather than a conviction. The procedure can be complicated so I recommend contacting the Public Defender in the county in which you were convicted or hiring a private defense attorney
Q. How long should it take a public defender to get my case file?
A: The timing depends on many factors, including the responsible law enforcement agency preparing the police report and whether there is an ongoing criminal investigation such as a DUI. I recommend placing trust in your Public Defender and contacting your Public Defender about the anticipated timeline of obtaining the police report.
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The G Law Firm
2445 Augustine Drive
Suite 150
Santa Clara, CA 95054
USA
Telephone: (925) 768-7718
The G Law Firm
66 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
USA
Cell: (925) 768-7718
The G Law Firm
6701 Koll Center Pkwy
Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94566
USA
Toll-Free: (925) 768-7718