| In addition to Virginia Beach courts, Afshin represents clients in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and federal courts. He is also an experienced appeals attorney, representing clients before the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia.
As a former Virginia Beach deputy commonwealth's attorney and now as a criminal defense lawyer, Afshin has tried many complex criminal cases, including those involving capital murder, first degree murder, manslaughter, robbery, assault, juvenile crime, burglary, drug distribution and possession, sexual offenses, firearm offenses, larceny, embezzlement, and fraud. Afshin has a rating of A.V. from Martindale-Hubbell. Let him put his experience to work for you.
Afshin has been a lecturer and writer on various criminal law topics. His publications include:
1. "Avoiding Perjury (Or at Least Pretending to): The Ethical Considerations in Determining What Witnesses to Call to the Stand in a Criminal Trial." Virginia Lawyer (December 2012).
2. “The U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment: Laying the Groundwork for a Radical Shift in the Law of Search and Seizure.” Virginia Bar Association News Journal (Spring 2010); reprinted in True Bill, journal of the North Carolina Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section (June 2010).
3. "The Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Cases." Virginia Lawyer (December 2009), with D. L. Arnold.
4. “Another Broadside on Miranda: The 2003-2004 U.S. Supreme Court Term and the Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination.” Virginia Lawyer (October 2004), with D. L. Arnold.