I know that you have a lot of options in choosing a criminal defense attorney. I was a prosecutor for eight years and now have been practicing criminal defense for twelve years. That is twenty years of solid criminal law experience that has covered every type of case from capital murder to misdemeanors and traffic cases. My jury trial experience, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, has given me the background to provide you with the best defense possible.
I spend a lot of time on my cases. I have learned over the years that, no matter how many times I may have handled a particular type of case, each case requires time to evaluate, assess, and prepare for trial. That is the essence of effective representation. I return calls promptly, no matter how busy I am. So, please do not be surprised if I return your call at night or on a weekend. I think it is so important for attorneys to keep their clients informed and return all calls within 24 hours. That is my commitment to you.
I enjoy the practice of criminal law. In addition to my trial experience, I have lectured and published articles on various criminal law topics. I keep up with the law and provide commentary on the latest legal issues. Primarily focusing on criminal law is the only way that a defense attorney can effectively represent clients in today’s complex legal environment.
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. I hope I can be that attorney in your case. Please feel free to call me at the office at 757-687-8169 or on my cell phone at 757-589-1908 to discuss your case.
Languages spoken: Farsi
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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.
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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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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1992||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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. S. Wynn||Not 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 Adult||Not 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||Not 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.)|
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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|