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What Your Drug Crime Means for You

Drugs have been a part of our society and culture for decades. Beginning in the 60s and 70s during the “psychedelic” and “free love” eras,
drugs were a recreational pastime that were commonly shared between young adults and teenagers.
Since that time drugs became more commonplace and widespread, and their dangers became a harsh reality. Drugs became linked to serious accidents,
dangerous crimes, and even deaths. As a result, drugs were banned and were made illegal in almost every state in the country.

drug charges

drug charges

Those who choose to be involved with illegal drugs in any way, shape or form, which means making, using, and selling and/ or distributing them will likely face harsh penalties and punishments by law, including jail time.

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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

If you are facing criminal charges for sexual assault, or if you need to defend yourself in a Title IX hearing at a college or university, it is extremely important to have an experienced Virginia criminal defense lawyer.

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Gun Charges

Gun Charges

The consequences of a gun-related conviction vary depending on the charge, the criminal history of the defendant, and other factors. But, it’s important to be aware that some gun charges are considered serious felonies and carry mandatory minimum prison sentences.

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If you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Virginia, if you appear in court without an attorney, the prosecution may offer you a plea deal. Don’t take it! You may be unaware of the full consequences of a drunk driving conviction.

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Ali j. Amirshahi

Specializing in criminal defense and traffic cases in the Central Virginia area

Ali J. Amirshahi graduated from The College of William and Mary’s School of Law in 1992 and has been practicing criminal defense since admission to the Virginia State Bar in November of 1992. Mr. Amirshahi has tried nearly one hundred jury trials in Virginia state court and has represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from Capital Murder, robbery, narcotics distribution, possession of marijuana, to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.

Mr. Amirshahi has tried bench and jury trials in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has also handled appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Amirshahi is a past president of the Richmond Criminal Bar Association as well as a member of the Chesterfield County Bar Association.

How I can help you

Mr. Amirshahi handles criminal cases in the City of Richmond, and the surrounding counties including Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover. He is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for Virginia, Eastern and Western Districts.

Mr. Amirshahi has extensive experience in narcotics cases, trafficking as well as simple possession of schedule I and II substances and marijuana, in addition to violent crimes such as robbery, malicious wounding, aggravated malicious wounding, arson, rape and sexual assault, first and second degree murder, manslaughter and traffic offenses including DUI and Driving on a Suspended License. In narcotics cases, Mr. Amirshahi is most experienced in illegal searches and seizure issues. In violent crimes, he is most experienced in cases where self-defense is an issue.

Free consultations by telephone or by appointment at the office
Fluent in Farsi; Spanish interpreters available.
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