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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1992||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite in Criminal Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2016|
|Top Lawyer||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2016|
|Legal Elite in Criminal Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|Legal Elite in Criminal Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite in Criminal Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2013|
|Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney||Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney||1998 - 2001|
|Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney||Virginia Beach Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney||1993 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Council of the Virginia State Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Virginia State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Litigation Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline of the Virginia State Bar||Member, Vice Chair||2003 - 2009|
|Second District Disciplinary Committee of||Member, Chair||2000 - 2006|
|Commonwealth v. Juvenile||Client found not guilty of robbery|
|Commonwealth v. McCauley||At trial, court reduced felony assault and battery on police officer to misdemeanor assault and battery.|
|Commonwealth v. Williams||The charges were dismissed. (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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|Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)||The Repeal of the Cohabitation Statute and Child Custody Cases||2014|
|Virginia Lawyer||Avoiding Perjury (Or at Least Pretending to): Ethical Considerations||2012|
|Virginia Bar Association News Journal||The U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment||2010|
|Virginia Lawyer||The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Cases||2009|
|Virginia Lawyer||Another Broadside on Miranda: The 2003-2004 U.S. Supreme Court Term and the Fifth||2004|
|The Prosecutor and Criminal Justice Journal||Double Jeopardy in Successive Prosecutions||1992|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|James Madison University||Political Science/Economics/History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Representing Juveniles in Criminal Cases||Juvenile Criminal Law||2014|
|Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Hate Crimes||Prosecution of Cross Burning Case That Ended Up Before the U.S. Supreme Court||2011|
|The Essentials of Search and Seizure and Confessions||Fourth and Fifth Amendments||2006|
|Practice in the Circuit Courts||Virginia Circuit Courts||2005|
|Trial Advocacy I for Prosecutors||Trial Advocacy||2000|
Posted by anonymous
He was very prompt responding to my email and even called and spoke with us before we retained him. I am very pleased with him so far. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
He was an a very good attorney for my son who was charged with drug possession and distribution violations. He is a former prosecuting attorney with a unique view of defending his clients and has strong relationships within the Virginia Beach court system. We found him very competent and knowledgeable with a good rapport with both client and family.
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with reckless driving with a not so great driving record. Mr. Farashahi gave me great advice in taking steps to prepare for court. After the suggestion to take it to Circuit Court, Mr. Farashahi defended me well and I was able to walk away with ONLY a small fine. I would recommend him to anyone! He is also very well respected and known in the court system.
Christopher Baker, Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I've known Afshin for many years. I met Afshin while I was a prosecutor. Despite being on the opposite side of a case, Afshin was always the most polite and professional opposing counsel I had ever met. His good reputation in the community, as well as his knowledge of criminal law is beyond comparison. I endorse this attorney without reservation.
Kevin Martingayle, Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Afshin and I met in law school at UVA many years ago, and it has been a pleasure watching him throughout his highly successful career. He is a consistently well-prepared, caring and talented lawyer. He sets a great example.
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