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Afshin Farashahi

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

Languages Spoken: Farsi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    22 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Timothy John Quick

    I endorse this lawyer. Afshin worked together at the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office many years ago and have been co-defendant counsel on many cases over the years. Afshin is one of the few "go-to" criminal defense attorneys I would recommend.

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    Timothy Quick Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Afshin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Afshin Farashahi, P.C.

1 Columbus Ctr Ste 604
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462-7836

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law199203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Elite in Criminal LawVirginia Business Magazine2014
Legal Elite in Criminal LawVirginia Business Magazine2013
A.V. RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Commonwealth's AttorneyOffice of the Commonwealth's Attorney1998 - 2001
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyVirginia Beach Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney1993 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Virginia State BarMember2012 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Litigation SectionMember2012 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline of the Virginia State BarMember, Vice Chair2003 - 2009
Second District Disciplinary Committee ofMember, Chair2000 - 2006
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. S. WynnNot guilty. (Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.)
Commonwealth v. Juvenile Being Tried as AdultNot guilty. (Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.)
Commonwealth v. JuvenileNot guility. (Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.)

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)The Repeal of the Cohabitation Statute and Child Custody Cases2014
Virginia LawyerAvoiding Perjury (Or at Least Pretending to): Ethical Considerations2012
Virginia Bar Association News JournalThe U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment2010
Virginia LawyerThe Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Cases2009
Virginia LawyerAnother Broadside on Miranda: The 2003-2004 U.S. Supreme Court Term and the Fifth2004
The Prosecutor and Criminal Justice JournalDouble Jeopardy in Successive Prosecutions1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
James Madison UniversityPolitical Science/Economics/HistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Representing Juveniles in Criminal CasesJuvenile Criminal Law2014
Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Hate CrimesProsecution of Cross Burning Case That Ended Up Before the U.S. Supreme Court2011
The Essentials of Search and Seizure and ConfessionsFourth and Fifth Amendments2006
Practice in the Circuit CourtsVirginia Circuit Courts2005
Trial Advocacy I for ProsecutorsTrial Advocacy2000