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Penalties for Violent Crimes in California

Violent crimes are some of the most severe felonies you can face in California. They all involve time in prison and significant fines. Some of them can even lead to life in prison without parole.

A Folsom violent crimes lawyer can help you avoid the harshest penalties by seeking a plea agreement or getting your case dismissed.

Other Consequences of a Violent Crime Conviction

In addition to imprisonment and fines, you may face other consequences for a violent crimes conviction, including:

  • Social stigma and tarnished reputation
  • Job loss or difficulty obtaining a job once released from prison
  • Immigration issues, including deportation
  • Loss of voting and gun rights
  • Difficulty finding safe and affordable housing
  • Difficulty obtaining financial aid and education

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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."


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Why Hire a Folsom Violent Crimes Lawyer?

The California criminal justice system is complex. However, you have options to fight back against the charges you’re facing, and a Folsom violent crimes lawyer can help.

Former prosecutor Chris Walsh has handled serious cases like murder, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. Since he was a prosecutor, he knows how they think. He uses his experience to analyze your charges and develop a unique defense strategy for every case.

Walsh Law will communicate with you honestly about your charges and potential penalties. Violent crimes cases are tough, but we won’t give up. We will go to great lengths to help you get the best outcome possible.

Defending Against Violent Crime Charges

Walsh Law develops a unique defense strategy for every case. We evaluate the facts and analyze the evidence that the prosecution has against our client. Then, we aggressively fight back.

We may argue one or a combination of:

  • Self-defense: You may have used force to defend yourself or others from imminent harm.
  • Lack of intent: You may not have intended to injure or harm the alleged victim.
  • Alibi: You may not have been at the scene of the crime at the time is was committed.
  • Mistake of fact: You may have believed in a state of fact that, if true, would have negated the crime.

Can a violent crime conviction be expunged in California?

In most cases, a conviction involving a violent crime like murder or arson cannot be expunged. These felony offenses result in a prison sentence and are ineligible for expungement.

Can I own a gun after a violent crime conviction?

Violent crime felons are not permitted to own guns in California. If you are caught with a gun after being convicted of a violent crime, you may face between six months and three years in jail, probation, and other penalties.

What should I do if I’m arrested for a violent crime?

If you’re arrested for a violent crime in California, you should remain calm and cooperate with the police. Do not argue or fight back. However, you should not give them a statement or answer their questions. Immediately contact a Folsom violent crimes attorney who can protect your rights and help you get the best outcome possible.

Call Walsh Law About Violent Crimes Charges in Folsom

California prosecutors spend a lot of time and money litigating violent criminal offenses. They often target people without having a significant amount of evidence. Folsom violent crimes lawyer Chris Walsh knows how to fight the prosecution’s tactics and develop a strong defense for you. He dedicates his legal practice to protecting the rights of those who have been accused.

The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin helping you navigate the complex criminal justice system in California. Contact Walsh Law today at 916-237-8270 to schedule a confidential consultation.

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