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Moe A. Ahmad

DUI and DWI Attorney at Arlington Heights, IL

4.9   31 reviews

also known as Mohammad Ahmad


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Learn Moe’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs, aggravated dui, Breathalyzer, baiid, suspension, dwi, reckless driving, felony dui, driving while intoxicated, underage drinking and driving, misdemeanor, reckless homicide,

    15 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    assault, aggravated battery, aggravated criminal sexual assault, battery, burglary, cannabis, HEROIN, COCAINE, trespass, damage to property, disorderly conduct, drugs, domestic battery, fraud, felony, forgery, WEAPONS, home invasion, identity theft, misdemeanor, mob action, obstructing, theft, retail theft, possession of stolen motor vehicle, prostitution, retail theft, robbery, resisting arrest, sex offenses, probation, RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY, weapon, SHOPLIFTING, embezzlement, pimping,

    15 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    SPEEDING, AGGRAVATED SPEEDING, DRAG RACING, DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED LICENSE, insurance, DUI, FAILURE TO STOP AT A RAILROAD CROSSING, FAILURE TO STOP FOR A SCHOOL BUS, HIT AND RUN, ACCIDENTS, LEAVING THE SCENE, IMPROPER LANE USAGE, RECKLESS DRIVING, RED LIGHT, STOP SIGN VIOLATION, FAILURE TO REDUCE SPEED TO AVOID ACCIDENT, TRAFFIC ACCIDENT, CDL, COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE, ILLEGAL LANE CHANGES, SPEEDING IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE, ALLUDING THE POLICE, LEAVING THE SCENE OF ACCIDENT, dui

    15 years

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Car accidents, dog bites, slip and fall, injured at work, wormers compensation.

  5. Real estate
    5%
    residential closings, commercial real estate, sellers attorney, buyers attorney, residential real estate, real estate title agent, commercial real estate.

    15 years

Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad received a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University. With justice and advocacy in mind, he attended Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he earned a juris doctorate degree with a concentration in litigation.

 

Moe is a former prosecutor of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. With a decade of experience as an attorney, Moe has extensive experience in both criminal and personal injury law. During his years with the prosecutor's office, he tried thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. Now in private practice, Moe continues to maintain a reputation for being well-skilled, fair and honest.

 

Moe’s primary practice areas consists of criminal law, DUI,  traffic cases and personal injury. His philosophy regarding the practice of law is not only to be his clients’ lawyer, but also a counselor at uses his sharp legal skills and knowledge of the law to deploy a competent, aggressive and effective legal strategy to protect his clients’ interests. He is well-skilled at negotiating and is ready to litigate when necessary to protect his client.

 

Moe is well accomplished in the legal field. He received the prestigious award as "Prosecutor of the Year" in 2011. Moe was nominated and received the distinction of "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and “Top 40 under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2015, Moe was nominated and received the distinction as the top "10 Best Lawyers in Illinois" from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. He was also recognized as "Top 40 under 40" by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2016, Moe was honored by the NWSBA with the distinct honor of the "President's Award" for his work and leadership in the legal community.

 

Moe is a well-respected leader in the legal community. He is a current member of the Board of Governors and was elected to sit on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA), which consists of approximately 600 lawyers. He is also a chairperson of both the criminal and traffic substantive law committee, the bench-bar relations committee, the finance committee and the NWSBA Center for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association.

 

Additionally, Moe is the Vice President of the Suburban Bar Coalition. The Suburban Bar Coalition is an organization comprised of multiple legal bar associations tasked with reviewing and investigating sitting judges running for retention. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Arab-American Bar Association. Moe is licensed to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court for the State of Illinois.

 

Moe devotes his spare time to pro bono work such as high school mock trial competitions, guest speaking at law schools for various student bar associations pertaining to the practice of law, trial skills and what to expect in a courtroom and as a practitioner. Moe taught a course for the Illinois Department of Transportation to state-wide prosecutors regarding "Defense Attorney's Hot Topics." Moe was a guest speaker on a panel presented by IICLE regarding the topic, "Beyond the Courtroom" with a well-respected jurist and other prominent lawyers.

 

Criminal/Traffic and DUI Law

As a former prosecutor, Moe has insight as to how prosecutors and judges think. He is extremely knowledgeable about how the legal system works. If you, or someone you know, is accused of a crime, do not hesitate to plan your defense and protect your constitutional rights. Contact Ahmad Law Firm right away for a free case review.

 

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2021
Updated 11/03/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2008
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Moe

Ahmad Law Firm, LLC
121 S. Wilke Road
Suite 301
Arlington Heights, IL, 60005
Ahmad Law Firm
405 North Wabash Avenue
Suite
Chicago, IL, 60611
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A hard-working and skilled attorney
Moe is a top notch attorney with not only a sharp legal mind and professional skill-sets, but is also a genuine person who was very passionate and aggressive in my defense. Moe has a keen sense of detail and tact, making him an outstanding legal advocate. He was able to help me through a very tough time in my life and was very thoughtful. There is no doubt in my mind that Moe Ahmad was supposed to be an attorney.
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Posted by David | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A legal professional that you want to know.
Moe provided an opportunity to be represented by a council that conducted himself with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and strategic presence. As a former prosecutor Moe understands how to construct a solid defense with a strong understanding of the courts politics, judges perspectives regarding interpreting the law, and how the prosecutors build their cases. I will gladly refer anyone that needs legal representation or consultation to Moe Amad.
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Posted by BruceNelson | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Lawyer
I cannot compliment enough Moe Ahmad or the service he provided. I retained him on behalf of a client of mine who was charged with aggravated speeding -- a Class A misdemeanor. Mr. Ahmad is extremely knowledgeable on this area of the law, on the strategic options available to a defendant, and on how things work at the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows. Mr. Ahmad is also exceptionally responsive, and a very affable guy who is easy to work with. In the end, my client obtained the best result possible, and it was surely the consequence of Mr. Ahmad's noteworthy effort and ability.
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Posted by Rob | April 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professonal, Pragmatic, and Trust-worthy...EXCELLENT Experience.
I hired Moe to help me with a speeding ticket. He is one of the most professional people I have dealt with in my career. His follow-up, insight, and attention to detail are second to none. He also takes the time to understand your position and provides pragmatic advice. He is a person of high integrity and trust..He will work for you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer!
He is very professional as well as friendly. He was always very honest to the situation whether it was good or bad. Thank god for me the situation ended up great, he is one of the best lawyers out there. He is very respected as well as he keeps an amazing reputation with everyone in the court room which does help out. I recommend him, he is worth every penny.
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Posted by John E. | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I picked Moe from his favorable reviews on the Avvo website, and he exceeded my expectations. He was straight forward to understand and was completely successful representing me. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Beth | August 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mo Ahamad the AMAZING Lawyer
Mo is the kindest, attentive lawyer I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He took his time to really listen to my case. I felt very comfortable sharing with him. He held my hand through the whole sorrid ordeal. My case was dismissed, all thanks to Mo. If your looking for a skilled attorney who has your back…Mo is your man!!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Second opinion
Moe was very honest and forthright and even asked detailed questions about the traffic stop during his consultation. His advice was in line with what other attorneys were telling me. I did not hire him only for the fact I already engaged another attorney for my case.
Posted by Sofie | July 29, 2015
Brilliant lawyer!
He's a great lawyer! I was double minded about getting a lawyer, but the day before my court date I realized I really needed one. He was ready to help and I had less than 24 hours until court. He's very smart and he will break down and explain everything to you. Legal terms go over my head so he was very patient in explaining everything. I got a great deal because of him! I would definitely recommend him. He really fulfills the 24 hour help policy mentioned on his website. Ladies he's also very cute!
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Posted by Etta | June 16, 2015
Game Changer-Best Attorney Ever!
This is more of a testimony for me than a review. Attorney Ahmad is one of the most caring and supportive attorneys that I have ever encountered. Throughout my case Mr. Ahmad was extremely professional while simultaneously allowing me to take part in the process. This helped me become completely knowledgeable of what I was facing. He is an active listener, personable, candid, stern and appropriately humorous. Mr. Ahmad developed a strategic plan with me, we followed that plan, and it was a success. His knowledge of the legal process is impeccable.
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Posted by Etta | June 16, 2015
Game Changer-Best Attorney Ever!
This is more of a testimony for me than a review. Attorney Ahmad is one of the most caring and supportive attorneys that I have every encountered. Throughout my case Mr. Ahmad was extremely professional while simultaneously allowing me to take part in the process so that I became completely knowledgeable of what I was facing. He is an active listener, personable, candid, stern and appropriately humorous. Mr. Ahmad developed a strategic plan with me, we followed that plan, and it was a success. His knowledge of the legal process is impeccable.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
A Very Patient and Trustworthy lawyer
Moe Ahmad was very helpful throughout this whole process. I was very scared as to what was going to happen to me and Moe Ahmad was very patient and walked me through the whole process. He carefully explained each step of the process and made sure I had ALL my questions answered before ever finishing a conversation. He put me at ease and made sure that I was calm going into court. He handled the pre-court interviews as well as the actual court appearance with the upmost in professionalism. I was impressed with his skills in the court room how easily he dealt with the judge and actually got my case dismissed!! I would strongly recommend Mr. Ahmad to anyone who wants a lawyer that will take the time to talk to you and takes away any concerns you may have over the legal process. His fees are also reasonable which was helpful in my situation. I would not hesitate to recommend Moe to any of my friends or family. Especially if you want someone on your side in a criminal manner and very capable of getting you the best possible outcome with your legal troubles.
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Posted by Jonathan | April 26, 2015
Best lawyer ever!
He's honest, he won't take your money if he knows he we'll get you no where, but you better believe he will try everything before he gives up and tell you it's not a good idea to proceed. Moe is a great person he helped get my life back on track and even after the fact he still wants to help me out. He follows up, if he tells you he's going to do something he will. He is fair with his rate. Moe is very knowledgable about the law and knows what's best for his client. If I ever need legal help he always answers, he doesn't charge for a 5 to 10 minute conversation. He was even willing to give me some more time to give him the last payment for his help. I mean come on who knows another lawyer that would do that? Thanks Moe your the best! I would only recommend Moe as a lawyer to anyone who ever needs help.
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Posted by Ivan | April 13, 2015
Saved my life
Moe helped me resolved a case that was pending from 2007. The judge told me i could face 365 days in jail. I almost pased out. Moe worked out that i would have six mths court supervision. This ment i could go home to Texas cotinue my life and take care of my son. I feel that if it would have been someone else, i would be in pretty shape. I would recomend Moe to anyone who has a legal problem.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
Best lawyer I've ever met!
I recently was pulled over and charged with a DUI. Moe took the time to review my case and immediately found areas where the police officer might have made mistakes. He not only got the whole case dismissed but he treated me as if I were a part of his immediate family. There's not many people in this world that have the character Moe acquires. The case itself was a long hearing and the District Attorney was relentless. Moe has the ability to charm anyone and I experienced it first hand. He is well known throughout the Law community and I highly recommend him. Every time we were in court, Moe seemed to have friends everywhere. He's very passionate, driven and not afraid of a battle.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
Highly recommended
I recently had a difficult and trying legal issue which Moe guided me through.He told me all our options,what I could expect,what all of the outcomes could be and he got us the best result we hoped for.Moe kept me up to date on everything and answered my calls and texts through the entire process.If I need any legal assistance in the future Moe will be the Attorney I call.
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Posted by Liz,a client | April 1, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Attorney Moe defended my case a few months ago.He kept me well informed of my options and what was to be expected.I felt reassured judging by his courtroom demeanor and confidence.He had my case dismissed.I am truly thankful that I picked him.He brought my life back.He is highly intellectual,ethical and a consummate professional.I fully endorse Attorney Moe ,please do not hesitate to call him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
Highly recommended !
Moe helped me during a very difficult & stressful time.He told me the options we had,what to expect,what the outcomes could be.Then he worked to get the best for me and did just that.he kept me up to date,always answered my calls or texts.If for any reason I need any legal help Moe will who I call.
Posted by Kristin | March 30, 2015
trustworthy and respectful
I never had a moment of doubt with moe! I can only base my judgement of lawyers from tv and movies, but moe is honestly the best out there. He makes you feel comfortable and generally cares about the outcome. If I ever find myself in need of legal help again, he will be the first person I call due to the high level of trust and respect I have for him
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Posted by Michael | March 29, 2015
all of the above
Sitting in court with Moe A. Ahmad I knew I was in good hands when the Judge ask Moe to clarify a law statue that was applicable to the case in front of him . Moe answer him completely with statue numbers.The judge thank him and proceeded to rule . Moe was totally Trustworthy ,Responsive,obviously knowledgeable and kept me informed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ahmad Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Felony Review, Cook County
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Cook County Circuit Court Third District
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, Il
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Michigan Attorney General Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • legal Extern
  • Lansing Office Of City Attorney
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Western Michigan University , Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Western Illinois University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • P. v. K.H
  • won
  • P v. A.V
  • won
  • P v. P.H
  • won
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Associations

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Suburban Bar Coalition
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Criminal law member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Traffic Laws and Courts Section
  • Traffic law member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, International and Immigration Law Section
  • immigration law member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2018 - 2019
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 best attorneys for the state of Illinois
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top client satisfaction
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Prosecutor of the year
  • AAIM
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Theft
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mock Trial Competition
  • High School Mock Trial
  • 2015
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • High School Mock Trial
  • 2014
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • High School Mock Trial
  • 2013
  • DUI: Beyond the courtroom
  • DUI
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial Competition
  • High School Mock Trial
  • 2012
  • Legal Careers for law students
  • Legal Panel
  • 2012
  • Hot Topics
  • DUI Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (34)
Endorse Moe
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Moe Ahmad is an attorney that I happily endorse, as an upstanding member of the legal community and a strong advocate for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Moe Ahmad is a top notch attorney who is well respected by the entire legal community. This is an attorney that I would trust my family members and closest friends to, and whom I proudly endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Moe Ahmad is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Moe is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney. He fights passionately for his clients, and his knowledge of the law has always impressed me. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Moe Ahmad. He listens to clients and offers them a wealth of expertise to achieve the best outcome. He is very knowledgeable and well-respected in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Ahmad is an excellent criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Ahmad tried hundreds of cases including several jury trials in which he was successful. He was a mentor to many attorneys and was often asked to teach on matters related to criminal law. As a defense attorney, Mr. Ahmad has only built on his reputation as an excellent trial attorney and sharp legal mind. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Moe is very thoughtful, knows what questions to ask, and provides a thorough representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Ahmad. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! Keep up the great work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Moe is a highly skilled criminal attorney. His experience gives him the ability to handle many different criminal matters. He is one of the most professional and ethical lawyers that I know. I do not hesitate to endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Moe Ahmad is one of the most passionate attorneys I have ever seen in court. As a former prosecutor, he knows which arguments will work and uses that information to his clients' benefit. I would recommend Moe Ahmad to anyone looking for solid legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work as opposing counsel on many cases against Moe when he was with the State’s Attorney’s Office. He gained invaluable experience as a prosecutor and is an excellent attorney. He represents his clients effectively and is extremely thorough in his work."
Health care Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Moe is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and an effective litigator. Yet, Moe's greatest asset is his heart and passion for his clients. His ability to advocate for his clients is very impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Moe has always demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the law, and a dedication to making sure his client's needs are taken care of. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Ahmad to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ahmad is extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of criminal law that we have discussed. His work ethic and positive attitude make him one of the best lawyers around. A true zealous advocate and very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Moe is an experienced and well respected attorney in our field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Moe was terrific as an ASA. He is a young superstar in the legal community. He works hard for his clients and gets results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fought cases against Mohammad when he was a prosecutor, and I've worked alongside him on a few matters since he started his criminal defense practice. I know him to be resourceful, knowledgable, very well-respected, and always prepared to identify the strengths and weaknesses of any criminal prosecution. Mohammad is a skilled litigator and a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mohammad is a fabulous attorney with great trial skills! He is a very trustworthy and honest individual!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ahmad is knowledgeable and hard working attorney. He is well versed in criminal law and fights hard for his clients. He is not afraid to take cases to trial. Mr. Ahmad is someone that you would want on your side when facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Ahmad is an outstanding lawyer with the highest ethics. He is knowledgable and skilled in the field of criminal law. I have referred clients to him in the past and he has given them outstanding representation. I fully endorse this attorney."
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Arlington Heights DUI and DWI Lawyer Moe A. Ahmad
Moe A. Ahmad
DUI and DWI Attorney
Arlington Heights, IL
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation