About the Firm

It’s tough to fully understand the legal system’s complexity until you or a loved one faces charges, where one mistake can put everything you’ve worked for on the line. Suddenly, what you previously only saw in movies or TV shows can become your reality.

You could be confronted with a serious threat to your livelihood and reputation, and even have to grapple with the possibility of serving time in prison. But no matter what you’re up against, Walsh Law is here to help — you don’t have to go it alone.

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Our Folsom criminal defense attorneys understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with criminal charges, and we’re committed to helping you through this difficult time with professionalism and excellent service.

As former prosecutors, we know how the other side thinks and what it takes to achieve your desired outcome. We also understand the unique challenges you might be dealing with if you’re facing criminal charges, especially if this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system.

Cases We Handle in Folsom

We’re here to provide the support and guidance you need — no matter what you’re up against.

Criminal Investigations

If you learn you're the subject of a criminal investigation, you need to act fast. Our criminal defense lawyers will fiercely protect your rights and protect you from self-incrimination.


Assault & Battery

Disagreements can quickly get out of hand and lead to assault or battery charges. You might think you can clear things up by telling investigators your side of the story, but you should never speak to police without consulting an attorney first. We’ll get to the bottom of what happened and fight to keep any one incident from shaping the rest of your life.



A DUI arrest can have serious implications for your driving privileges and future freedom. You could also face expensive fines and even incarceration depending on the circumstances. Our Folsom criminal defense attorneys will look for unreliable test results, police mistakes, and other opportunities to argue for alternative sentencing and charge reductions.


Hit & Run

It’s more common than you might think to panic and leave the scene before you’re supposed to. Regardless of the reason for failing to stop, your criminal defense attorney will investigate what happened, protect your rights, and help you create a solid defense.


Sex Crimes

Even rumors of a sex crime allegation can stain your reputation and affect your career. Our Folsom criminal defense attorneys fight to uphold one of your most fundamental legal rights — the presumption of innocence. We’ll systematically attack the accusations you face to limit evidence and prevent unnecessary damage.


Felony Cases

The most severe charges you can face are classified as felonies. Being convicted could mean lengthy jail time and a criminal record that can haunt you for years. Whatever the nature and level of the felony you face, you’ll need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney who has dealt with felony cases and knows what defense strategies will best fit your situation.


Learn more about Walsh Law's approach to criminal defense:

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Why Walsh Law?

Walsh Law’s mission is to be the gold standard of criminal defense by providing superior legal advocacy in the face of potentially life-changing consequences.

We know what you’re up against when you face criminal charges thanks to our years of prosecutorial experience. Now, clients like you get to benefit from what we’ve learned in our careers and how we apply what we know to get the results you’re after.

When clients come to us, they benefit from our:



White-glove service with a healthy dose of blue-collar attitude. We’re straight shooters driven by our strong fighting spirit to prevail.



It’s the hallmark of our style of practice. We‘ll contest every case as far as necessary, are laser-focused on getting results, and we’ll press on even if the going gets tough.



We strive to achieve the best results possible but are never satisfied with just that. We constantly seek opportunities for improvement and follow through to get better.



We work smart and hard. We know the intricacies of the law and won’t miss a chance to jump on a case’s weak spots. Our strengths lie in skillfully sifting through case details to identify what’s most important to a jury and presenting the facts persuasively.



We take pride in what we do and our record of results. No matter what our clients are going through, we’re committed to protecting their rights and acting in their best interest.

We know it’s easy to get swept up with emotions and confusion in the aftermath of being charged with a crime. That’s why our Folsom criminal defense attorneys aim to shoulder as much of the burden as we can, providing reassurance plus honest insight and advice where you need it.

About Chris Walsh

Attorney Chris Walsh founded Walsh Law because he understands what can happen when good people make mistakes and wind up in trouble.

Leaning on his 16 years of experience as a prosecutor, Chris now focuses on criminal defense and has helped countless people leave criminal charges in the past and get back to their lives.

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Folsom Criminal Charge FAQs

Straight answers to our most common questions.

Will I Go to Jail?

Just because you’re arrested or charged doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted and face the worst penalties. Several factors come into play to determine the potential punishments you could face, but many low-level offenses and misdemeanors are less likely to result in jail time — especially for first-time offenses.

But whether you face a misdemeanor or a felony, working with a Folsom criminal defense attorney can make the biggest difference in helping you avoid jail time. We’ll work with you to develop a plan to defend your name and reduce the potential consequences wherever possible.

What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

Most criminal charges in Folsom fall into one of two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor under California Penal Code 19 is an offense with a maximum possible penalty of 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $1000, or both.

More serious allegations rise to the level of felonies, where a conviction can bring at least one year in prison. Felony crimes involve accusations alleging violence against others or severe damage to the public interest.

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?

No two cases are alike, so there is no typical timeline for how long it will take to reach the desired outcome in your Folsom criminal case. Though we can’t put a deadline on when your case will be resolved, know that we’ll handle your criminal matter with efficiency and sensitivity.

What our
clients say...

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"Mr. Walsh is a great attorney with in depth knowledge on how to navigate the local court system. I recommend him to all the people in the local area who needs a good attorney."


- Chris Z.

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Face California’s Criminal Justice System with Confidence

Anyone in trouble with the law should understand what will happen after they’re charged, especially if it’s their first run-in with the system. Although cases vary, you can expect to go through steps such as:

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Don’t let the police take advantage of you while you’re in custody. Call Walsh Law right away, and we’ll get to work protecting your rights so you don’t inadvertently self-incriminate.

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An aggressive Folsom criminal defense attorney can argue for reasonable bail and help you await the end of your case from the comfort of your home.

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Pre-Trial Hearings

We’ll evaluate the prosecution’s case, challenge weak evidence and inconsistencies, and do our due diligence to get the charges against you reduced or dropped.

Protect Your Future

Contact a Folsom Criminal Defense Attorney Today