Kareem Law APC

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Criminal Defense

Kareem is a criminal defense attorney in Riverside who has been doing this for more than 10 years. He has worked in legal practice areas ranging from DUI to weapons to sexual assault. The fact that he used to be a prosecutor in Riverside County gives him a unique advantage when defending you in the following areas of criminal law.

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A Criminal Defense Lawyer You Can Trust

At Kareem Law APC, we fearlessly fight to get charges dropped or dismissed, regardless of whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges. Our expertise spans a wide range of legal practice areas, ensuring that we can skillfully defend your case.
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Criminal Sexual Assault

One of the most serious criminal charges you could encounter is criminal sexual assault. According to California law, it is a Class 1 felony and is punishable by up to $25,000 in fines and up to 15 years in prison. The crime of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, may be prosecuted if certain aggravating circumstances, such as the use of a deadly weapon or the application of physical force, are present.

Domestic Violence

It is a significant public health concern that domestic violence is a pervasive issue in California. Domestic abuse charges are treated very seriously by prosecutors in California because of the effects they can have on family members, especially children. You cannot anticipate the prosecution showing any mercy if you are charged with domestic abuse, battery, or violence – especially if you have a criminal history.

Over the past ten years, attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN has successfully defended a number of people facing domestic violence allegations in state and federal courts, leading to charges being dropped, clients being cleared of all charges, and sentences being reduced.

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Weapon/Gun Crimes

The problem of gun violence in California is well known. Prosecutors in California typically pursue vigorous criminal prosecutions for crimes involving illegal firearm possession or usage as a means of reducing the threat of gun violence. You may face charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a Class X felony, depending on the type of crime you are accused of committing and your prior criminal history. During his tenure as Cook County State’s Attorney, seasoned criminal defense attorney Kareem A Ramadan prosecuted gun offenses, so he is familiar with how prosecutors construct these cases. He can create a strong defense plan that will result in your charges being dropped, dismissed, or reduced after considering the details of the alleged offense.

DUI Offenses

If your first offense in California is driving while intoxicated or DUI, it is usually prosecuted as a misdemeanor. A driver’s license suspension, financial penalties, a probationary period, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and even jail time are all possible sanctions. However, some crimes may result in more severe penalties. According to California law, if you have committed several DUI crimes, you may be charged with a felony. A felony charge may also be brought against you if you are driving with a youngster in your vehicle or if you cause an accident that results in one or more individuals being killed or seriously hurt. You can get the individualized legal representation, direction, and assistance you require from California criminal attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN, who has a wealth of expertise managing misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. KAREEM A. RAMADAN will vigorously protect your rights and interests.
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Marijuana DUI

Under California law, marijuana usage for both medical and recreational purposes is permitted. Driving while high is both illegal and strictly forbidden. The consequences for a marijuana DUI might include fines, a suspended license, a substance addiction treatment plan, probation, or even a jail sentence. Due to the fact that it is more difficult to determine if you are intoxicated based on THC levels, marijuana DUI accusations can be more challenging to prove than alcohol-based DUI charges. Experienced marijuana DUI lawyer KAREEM A. RAMADAN can help you fight the charges you’re up against and will work tirelessly to get you the result you want.

Defending Against CRIMINAL CASES In Riverside

Crimes can be significantly more complex than state charges, and the stakes, in terms of prison sentences and fines, can be higher. That’s why it’s vital to make sure that you have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side to help you with your case. Criminal defense attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN and his team have experience representing clients from pre-trial investigations through federal jury trials.

Theft Crimes

The definition of theft crime is the stealing of another person’s things without that person’s knowledge or consent. Depending on the amount of the object taken, the accused’s prior history, and whether any aggravating circumstances were present, a theft charge may be tried under California law as a misdemeanor or a felony. Reputable criminal defense attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN can defend you if you are accused of stealing, give you the legal advice you require, and uphold your legal rights.

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Burglary is the act of forcibly entering someone’s property with the goal of stealing anything or carrying out any other type of crime. According to California law, the property in question need not be a building; it could be a trailer, watercraft, or even a motor vehicle.

The type of property that was broken into can change the classification of a burglary, which is often prosecuted as a Class 2 felony but might also be raised to a Class 1 felony. Criminal defense attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN in California can defend your rights, battle tenaciously to have your charges dropped or dismissed, or negotiate with the prosecution to have your charges reduced if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony burglary.


The most serious theft offense in California that you may be prosecuted with is robbery. Robbery requires the use of a firearm or other hazardous weapon, the threat of force, or both. This is in contrast to burglary, which is not a violent crime. Depending on the victim and the location of the act, it is a Class 2 felony that may be escalated to a Class 1 felony. You may face charges of armed robbery, a Class X felony if the crime includes the use of weapons or any other hazardous weapon. KAREEM A. RAMADAN is a criminal defense lawyer in California who has been practicing criminal law for more than ten years. He has the knowledge and experience essential to defend you against robbery allegations as well as any other connected criminal offenses.

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Every arrest you get in California becomes a part of your record, which prospective employers and landlords can access. As a result, you might have trouble getting a loan, a solid employment, or housing to rent. KAREEM A. RAMADAN, criminal defense lawyer in California, may assist you in expunging your arrest history so that it is no longer visible on background checks.

Federal Crimes

Federal courts are used to prosecute offenses that break the law on a federal level. There are a variety of offenses that are classified as federal felonies, and the punishments can be far heavier than the punishments for state offenses. These charges range from wire fraud and healthcare fraud to drug possession, distribution, and trafficking, as well as the unlawful sale of firearms. Over the years, attorney KAREEM A. RAMADAN has successfully represented several people charged with federal charges in the Northern District of California Federal Court.

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W MiW Mi
04:20 15 Sep 22
I was faced with a case that never in my life I’d imagine to be dealing with that could’ve had detrimental effects on my life and career ending. Kareem was the best defense I had to get my life back together. From start to finish Kareem was very attentive, informative and determined to help get this fixed and he did! The case was never filed! Thank you!
Josh kappJosh kapp
17:09 10 Aug 22
I was arrested and was facing 2 felonies in October and spent some time sitting in county jail. After calling tens of lawyers to help I immediately knew Kareem would provide the help I was looking for. He walked me through the entire court process and was very reassuring that I had nothing to worry about. It is a great feeling when you have a confident lawyer behind you. Kareem managed to get my case dismissed and I have no charges on my record now. I don’t think I would have this result if it weren’t for his help. I would recommend him to anyone. He knows what he’s doing and he is the man for the job.
Ali LodinAli Lodin
23:09 23 Jun 22
Before hiring Kareem Law I made the mistake of listening to some ads for personal injury attorneys on the radio. I did not know what to expect since this was my first time needing to hire an attorney. The first office never returned my calls and never connected me with an attorney. I thought attorneys wanted to help their clients not treat them like dirt. I found Kareem's office after a family member told me of an attorney who did excellent work on his personal injury case.From the first call with Kareem he created a strong relationship with me where I felt appreciated and heard. Mr. Ramadan was always available when I needed answers and did a fabulous job settling my case.
Anna DrachukAnna Drachuk
19:36 13 Apr 22
I was very fortunate to have had Kareem as my attorney. From our very first conversation, I could tell he was very knowledgeable and experienced. His empathy and care for my situation, were encouraging and made me feel safe. Kareem was very personable, reachable, and communicated clearly. Kareem put a lot of effort to get the case dismissed and achieve a complete resolution without the additional stress of a trial. I am beyond grateful to him!
Lynette LansanganLynette Lansangan
17:20 25 Mar 22
Never in my life, did I think I would need a criminal defense attorney. A close family member committed a federal crime and suddenly I was searching for a criminal defense attorney. I submitted an inquiry to all lawyers in the Upland area and I am so thankful that Attorney Kareem was quick to reply on a Sunday afternoon!The next day, he was already doing a jail visit with my family member. The following day, we were meeting and discussing the case in his office. Right from the beginning,Kareem expressed his care and compassion for us and my incarcerated family member. He also made us feel very comfortable telling us a personal story of his that made him appreciate nurses, which my mom and I are! This life journey of his, made us feel that he knows the value of life and our family member would be in excellent hands.Kareem was always available to answer all our questions. If you call him or text him, he will always respond right away or within a few hours. This was an extremely difficult time in our lives and Kareem was always there to ease our minds. When trying to find an attorney who is going to save your life or a close family members, you have to fully trust your lawyer and Kareem is that man. He strongly advocated for my family member and got him released from jail with a mental health diversion. This was the goal from the beginning and we could not be more thankful to Attorney Kareem for the outcome.
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Attorney Kareem uses his training and experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino. If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense, you need someone with experience to defend and protect your rights. Call Kareem.
Kareem A. Ramdan and Malalai Farooqi, experienced criminal defense attorneys in Riverside, collaborating on a case.