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Ghazal Sharif

DUI and DWI Attorney at Pleasanton, CA

5.0   232 reviews

also known as The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer


Licensed for 7 years

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%

    7 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Expungement
    10%

    7 years, 250 cases

Ghazal Sharif of The G Law Firm defends those accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) throughout the Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Oakland, and San Jose. Our goal is to help people maintain their ability to drive and have their court cases dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. The time to call us is now because your driver’s license will be suspended unless a DMV hearing is requested within 10 days of an arrest. Call us for help to 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.

 

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Licensed for 7 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer
6701 Koll Center Pkwy
Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA, 94566
The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer
3031 Tisch Way
110 Plaza West
San Jose, CA, 95128
The G Law Firm – DUI Lawyer
2445 Augustine Drive
Suite 150
Santa Clara, CA, 95054
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Ghazal received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Angel | June 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui
Ghazal and the G firm was literally the prayer answered. I had a case where I thought I was hopeless due to previous bad attorney experience. Ghazal is extremely professional, communicates clear and promptly and makes you feel that you are on top of the priority list. She is also very diligent and sharp and can maneuver in various difficult situations well with different personalities in court. Most importantly she has the kindest heart and is someone you can trust. She was able to reduce my case to merely a traffic ticket within the time frame of just a couple months. I respect and recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable attorney for your case. She’s simply the best thing that’s happened to me all year.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
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Better Call Ghazal - Outstanding lawyer when you need her most!
Ghazal Sharif is the best DUI lawyer one could ask for. Her fees are extremely reasonable (as I shopped around a fair bit), and her explanation of the DUI trial process to me - who has never been in any kind of criminal trouble before, and never will be again - was both complete and reassuring, without giving me false hope of any particular outcome of my case. (The prosecutor settled on a wet reckless charge which will be expunged after one year.) Ghazal told me that she ensures her clients complete the DUI class and any likely court requirements before the settling of the case. This was annoying at the time, but I am so glad that I got it out of the way in the fall and early winter, and had completed ALL court requirements except the payment of my fine BEFORE my trial date. (A judge and prosecutor are much more likely to look upon a case favorably if one's taken this initiative, of course.) One key piece of advice that she gave me early on in the week after my crash - I won't spoil it for her - confirmed my decision to hire her as the best one that I could have made. Throughout the protracted process, she was always timely with her updates. Her firm's online portal is easy to use to exchange information about the case and pay. She also offers monthly payment options, which I valued greatly. An earlier reviewer called her "the most human lawyer on earth," and while she's the only one I've ever hired, I can only agree with this assessment. Better Call Ghazal!
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Posted by Elizabeth | May 22, 2022
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DUI was reduced to a dry and reckless
Could not recommend Ghazal enough. My case was was left in limb for months due to unforeseen circumstances and Ghazal never gave up hope and worked hard to get my DUI dropped down to a dry and reckless. I could not believe the outcome and I am so grateful for her and her dedication to me as her client. Very professional and fierce, the best combination to have as a lawyer to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2022
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Client
Ghazal is a wonderful attorney and person. She was able to council my daughter from the day after she received a DUI through the whole process ending with a dismissal of the criminal charges. There is no way we could have ever done this on our own. Also, before finding Ghazal we spoke with other attorneys that gave us no hope. She knows her stuff, gives excellent advice and is compassionate, nonjudgmental and caring. I can't think of a better attorney to represent someone going through this difficult situation.
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Posted by Tracy | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I'm extremely grateful that I found Ghazal!
** This is a long review, if you want to get the gist, go straight to “summary” please! ** Why I hired Ghazal to represent me I hired Ghazal for my first offense DUI in November 2021. I didn’t have my family with me, so I was panicking and was asking a lot of different local attorneys in my area. I actually had 2 other options to consider, but I ended up choosing Ghazal because she is super empathetic, and she recognized how frustrating it may get in my situation. I felt heard and understood, and that’s the moment that led me to hire her as my attorney. Process of Fighting my case In those five months of fighting my DUI case, Ghazal had consistently fought for my case with great quality of professionalism, while also checking on me once in a while and giving me support and affirmations. She would explain her steps very clearly in the language that I could easily understand, she would give me some possible outcomes of my case on what I should expect or what I may need to do, she would also be available whenever I have questions to ask her. Unprecedented Challenges We got into this “law changing” phase where our original plan had to be altered, due to the external factor of law changes. Ghazal kept her word and still fought my case persistently to minimize my sentence. Even though the outcome didn’t turn out "exactly" as planned, Ghazal used her legal knowledge and her professional judgment to reduce my sentence as originally desired. She also offered to help me with getting my license back once my suspension is over!!! [Summary] Ghazal is very very sophisticated in her field. By talking to her, you’ll know she is very experienced, and she knows immediately how to approach and what could be the possible outcomes. She is also very honest about what’s happening with your case and will always give you many options to make your court situation in your favor. She is very good with communication, in terms of respond time and how clear she communicates. She is very different from the other attorneys that I’ve talked to because she listens to you and is very compassionate with your situation. Plus, she has a really flexible payment option for a newly financial independent like me, who has limited funds!! If you’re in a situation where you have no idea where to go or what to do with your DUI, feel free to give Ghazal a call and you’ll understand what I mean. Disclaimer: I rarely write a review for anything, but Ghazal really helped me a lot, and I genuinely very appreciate her support in fighting my case. I really wish this review can help whoever out there in making their decision that they will never regret making.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2020
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DUI dropped to "Wet & Reckless"
Mrs. Ghazal is an amazing attorney and she worked a miracle for me in my case. I could not be more pleased with what she was able to do for me. I am a D.A.C.A recipient and she worked relentlessly on my case to protect my immigration status. I with not a doubt recommend her for anyone in need of a great attorney. Given my B.A.C was a little over .20 she worked a miracle and managed to get my charge down to a "wet and reckless" and other charges dropped. She is amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
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DUI
My lawyer Ghazal has been so helpful through out this whole experience. She made me feel comfortable to ask any questions and made me feel better about my situation. She got my DUI down to “Reckless driving”. Truly the best.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed!
I’m so lucky that I was able to work with Ms. Sharif. The first thing I noticed about her was her warm, caring side, she really encouraged me to be able to let go of the mental and emotional stress of the situation. She hit the ground running and started working my DUI case from day one. Whenever I called or emailed, she always responded quickly. She expertly led me through my court and DMV hearings after I was charged with a DUI in Santa Clara County. Her amazing work eventually led to reduced charges from a DUI to a wet and reckless. Because of her, my other fines and punishments were reduced by more than half and she will help me get my charges dismissed in a year! She went to court, helped me get a new license, filing motions, and keeping me thoroughly updated. I felt a certain ease knowing this case was in the best hands, of someone who truly cares and is working to get the best outcome. Can’t recommend her enough!
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Posted by Nick | May 20, 2021
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If you're a Veteran, Call Ghazal!
Having received my third DUI in Jan 2021, I started looking for a lawyer. I was drawn to Ghazal's previous reviews and gave her a call. She responded same day and we did a 20 minute free consult. I was sold. She gave me hope which is a stark contrast from my past two lawyers, and the proof is in her actions. First, she is extremely responsive and has a site where you can see exactly what actions she is taking on behalf of your case with the courts. Secondly, as opposed to taking the standard deal from the District Attorney, like my last two lawyers, she fights for you. After considering my case and recognizing that I am a Veteran, Ghazal started to try and steer my case towards a more appropriate Military Court division. More appropriate in that as a Veteran or a person who has served your Country, you have certain rights available to you. My last two attorneys never considered this option. The Military Court is an important option for Veteran's as it gives a second chance to clear your driving record. Ghazal will fight for your rights and case as hard as you fight for it, meaning that you have to put in the prescribed work that she recommends. With that said, after three short months I am through the Military Court, completing my prescribed treatments on my terms and on my way to clearing my driving record. This has saved me well over $8,000 and counting. I would have never seen the light through the trees without Ghazal's help. She's more than a DUI Attorney, she is someone who will fight for your rights and standing no matter how bad you may think things are. In summary, Do Not Accept the standard deal that you get from other lawyers which is jail time and huge fines with probation, call Ghazal and let her work your case.
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Posted by D.S | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Can I Give Ten Stars?
Ghazal was amazing from the very first reply I got from her. She acted like she cared right from the start, even when I was just asking general questions, and before she knew if she would represent me or not. This was noticeable so I knew I had to choose her out of all the others I researched. As soon as she took my case, she worked hard and quick. She kept me always informed, so I knew the status of my case at all times. This put me at ease... I cannot tell you how grateful I was to always be in the know. Not only did she lower my sentencing and overall fees with it, but she also helped expidite the whole process (per my request) to make it as painless as possible. With all that said, don't think twice and hire her to represent you!! You will not regret it!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2022
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DUI
Ghazal Sharif , Goes above and beyond Very helpful and fights for your rights and is always on point with updates Via your email or Text/Call, I would give her a 10 Star if I could, I personally recommend her Law firm
Posted by Jakob | December 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Decision You Can Make
Hiring Ghazal was the best decision I made throughout this whole process. She made everything less overwhelming and is upfront with you about the situation every step of the way. When you hire Ghazal it won't feel like you are getting someone who is just there for the money, instead, it feels like you have a close friend on your side who will do everything possible to make sure you get the best outcome. She will give you all of the resources, tools, and information you need to make everything as clear and smooth as possible. Thank you, Ghazal, you deserve the best.
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Posted by Ivan | December 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
The best lawyer in town, got me the best deals to get rid of my dui problem thanks very intelligent and highly recommend.
Posted by Precious | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Amazing Experience!!!
I’m not even sure where to begin! Ghazal is a lawyer angel sent straight from the law heavens above! Her guidance, understanding, comforting spirit and soul are exactly what I needed in a moment of disappointment, and chaos! I don’t know where I’d be without her understanding and experience. Thank you so much for absolutely every single thing you did for me! I’ll never be able to fully express my gratitude, and appreciation but I’ll totally be trying! If your looking a lawyer that goes over and beyond for you, while informing you on every step and making sure to kill in court shes the one for you! She is on top of knowing what needs to be executed prior to even having a court case! Oh and one more thing LETS NOt FORGET She got my case fully DISMISSED!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2022
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The Best DUI Lawyer in the Bay Area
Ghazal is an excellent lawyer and I would highly recommend her for any relevant legal representation. She is helpful, communicative and most importantly very kind, and was able to get me a great outcome on my case resulting in no criminal charges and a sealed arrest record. Don't hesitate to hire her!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer to have by your side in such tough situation!
Ghazal is great at what she does and will fight for you till the very end to make sure you get the best outcome! She cares deeply about all of her clients and is extremely empathetic. If you find yourself in situation where Ghazal could help don't hesitate even a second to give her a call!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney!!!!
Ghazal is the best attorney. She is a caring individual that will not judge you. She is professional, knowledgeable and well prepared. Ghazal will go above and beyond her duties to get you the best possible outcome. She takes the time to listen and provide support. She genuinely cares about your case. She is very responsive and will attend to your calls and texts. She will guide you throughout the entire process and take the time to explain everything. I will forever be grateful for all the hard work and amazing service she provided.
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Posted by Raymond | October 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Ghazal is an amazing lawyer. She helped me fight my second DUI and resulted with an outcome far better than expected. Ghazal is not only a great lawyer, but an awesome person overall. She keeps in touch and reassures that she will do everything in her power to assist you. If you get a dui in the Bay area, I highly recommend Ghazal.
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Posted by Andrew | October 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Choose G Law Firm
Professional. Knowledgeable. Dedicated. These make up the core qualities that make G and her law firm so phenomenally trustworthy. I found myself in a situation being arrested for a DUI that I felt I did not deserve considering how little alcohol I had consumed. After going through the shameful and humiliating process of being processed and incarcerated (albeit simply overnight), I became beset upon by guilt and the fear that this mistake would adversely affect my budding career in education. I contacted G for help, and she immediately assessed my situation, laid out the different routes it could take, and devised a plan of action. She kept me updated on every aspect of the proceeding case, and, eventually, officiated the throwing out of the case against me. If you're looking for a supportive, organized, and informed lawyer to help you through your case, definitely contact G. She was nothing sort of a godsend for me.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2022
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Best Lawyer I Could Ask For
When I got into this situation I was lost since it was my first ever DUI. I felt pretty down and didn’t know where to begin. When I first talked to Mrs. Sharif I could tell she was motivated to work for me and truly help me. She took care of everything for me and told me what was happening at every step. She helped get ahead of the court and knew what she was doing. In the end I couldn’t as for a better result since I didn’t get any jail time and didn’t completely lose my license. I would recommend her services to anyone caught in this tough situation. It is definitely a tough time but her support and effort made my life so much more easier.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Never
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • CEO and Partner
  • The G Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Kavinoky Law Firm
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Judicial Extern for Justice Terry B. O’Rourke
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Judicial Extern for Judge Joseph P. Brannigan
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training
  • 2019
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Winning Jurors Seminar
  • 2019
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2018 DUI Rules of the Road XXI Seminar
  • 2018
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009
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Legal Cases

  • DUI with speed enhancement reduced to a wet reckless & no license suspension
  • DUI reduced to a wet reckless; speed enhancement dismissed; DMV set aside (avoided 1–year license suspension).

Associations

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association Foundation
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2022 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • 2021 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 2021 Thumtack Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2021
  • 2020 20 Best Fremont DUI Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • 2020 Thumbtack Top Pro
  • Thumbtack
  • 2020
  • 2020 Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • 2020 Best DUI Defense Firm – San Francisco Bay
  • US Business News Legal Elite Awards
  • 2020
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10.0 Top Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 10.0 Lawyer Rating
  • Justia
  • 2019
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency
  • U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Office
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Service As Judicial Extern to the Court of Appeal
  • State of California Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District, Division One
  • 2014
  • First Place Mediation Competition
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
  • Moot Court Distinguished Advocate Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2013
  • Judicial Clerkship Program
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Make a Difference Recognition Award
  • Pleasanton Unified School District, Special Education Program
  • 2011
  • Commendation For Exemplary Service
  • Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
  • 2011
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (68)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ghazal is an experienced and hard-working DUI attorney, whose practice is built on results. She examines cases from every possible angle to get her clients great outcomes. I am confident that you will be in great hands with Ghazal - and she's great at getting back to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is a highly skilled attorney, with experience, knowledge and passion. She is a savvy problem solver, a force to be reckoned with at trial and a serious advocate for her clients. She is driven by a killer work ethic and invested in achieving the best possible outcome for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is one of the best DUI attorneys in the bay area. If you ever need a truly expert for a DUI case, look no further. She's kind with the clients, but aggressive and strategic on her defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is an incredible advocate who works tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for her clients. In addition to her successful track record and strong negotiating skills, she is also a kind and personable attorney who cares about her clients and truly listens to their concerns. I trust Ghazal and would happily recommend her to any friends or family who are in need."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is an incredible advocate for her clients! She works tirelessly to defend them and does so with compassion, kindness, and vast knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Ghazal for any of your DUI/DWI matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Incredible attorney to say the least. She's fierce and willing to go the extra mile to fight and obtain good results for her clients. Don't look elsewhere. She's the person for the job!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is a veritable expert in DUI defense. She regularly advises the legal community on DUI matters and demonstrates a clear command of the law and court system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ghazal is a skilled and dedicated advocate with a high degree of competence in DUI and other criminal defense related matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal fights tooth and nail for her clients. She is an excellent attorney and a notch above nearly all criminal defense attorneys out there. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ghazal not only as an attorney, but as a person as well. She is smart, tactful, and passionate about her legal work; I am personally aware of several fantastic results Ghazal has been able to achieve. More importantly, I have never had a negative interaction with Ghazal and she is well-respected by prosecutors, judges, and fellow defense attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal and I have known each other going back to our days in law school. She is a zealous advocate and a compassionate counsel. Her work ethic is also second to none. Clients will be thrilled to have Ghazal by their sides!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently attended an elite training course on DUI defense. Ms. Sharif excelled in the course and demonstrated an admirable level of professionalism. Through discussing cases with her, it was evident she understood the issues and was genuine in her concern for the welfare of her clients. Those are the makings of a phenomenal attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is a true professional in the courtroom. She is incredibly passionate and is dedicated to her clients. She has tremendous experience handling DUI cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is a dedicated and experienced attorney who always has her client's best interests in mind. She fights hard for her clients and never gives up."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ghazal is tremendously experienced, extremely effective, and well respected by the District Attorneys. She fights tooth and nail for her clients until she achieves the best results. I highly recommend Ghazal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ghazal is an AWESOME attorney. I am amazed at the results that she is able to achieve for clients. From reductions in charges to DMV set asides she has an amazing track record of excellent results for her clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ghazal is a a fantastic attorney. She is not only knowledgable, but she is also passionate and can empathize with her clients. I would absolutely recommend Ghazal to any of my friends or family."
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Pleasanton DUI and DWI Lawyer Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif
DUI and DWI Attorney
Pleasanton, CA
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available