LAW OFFICE OF SHIRLEY J. BONEY                                           559-312-6760   EXPERIENCE • AGGRESSIVE • DILIGENT • EFFECTIVE • REASONABLE FEES & RATES                                                                                             CLOVIS, CA  

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Aggressively Serving California's Central Valley and Central Coast Communities
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Defending the Rights of Clients; Ensuring the Rights of All

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Attorney Shirley J. Boney is a solo practitioner; and a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Practice Overview

Criminal Defense Attorney Shirley J. Boney graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and the Boston University School of Law.  She has extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney.  Ms. Boney understands and appreciates the important role of the Defense Attorney in our criminal judicial system and she, thusly, aggressively and diligently defends the rights of her clients who are facing criminal prosecution.  Ms. Boney understands also the importance of an independent investigation into the facts since the police do not always conduct adequate, or fair, investigations.  Moreover, without such zealous representation in defense of criminal allegations the freedom we all enjoy would give way to a state of oppression for all.    

With this in mind, Attorney Boney vigorously defends the rights of both adults and juveniles (children) who have been charged with a variety of criminal law violations ranging from relatively minor misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. 

The defense attorney to whom you entrust your criminal law matters should be both experienced and personally attentive; as well as responsive to your ongoing inquiries concerning your case.  In that regard, as a solo practitioner, Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Shirley J. Boney is able to offer the personal guidance and service that each client deserves.  Call 559-312-6760 
today to speak directly with Ms. Boney regarding a free initial consultation wherein you may discuss with her the criminal allegations against you for which you seek legal representation. 

DUI / DWI Charges 

If you are currently facing allegations of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) you probably do not want to immediately assume defeat in light of the officer's report.  You probably want to speak to an attorney about your case.  That is the recommended course of action.      

As with other criminal matters, the burden of proving each and every element of the charged offense is on the
government.  This means that the government must demonstrate facts proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, as to each element of the charged offense.  The government must prove that the officer had probable cause for the stop that resulted in your arrest; that the officer properly administered each and every test he or she gave you; and that the equipment used by the officer to perform each test functioned properly at the time it was used by the officer.  In addition, there are factors that, if present in your particular case, may prove very helpful in reaching a positive resolution of your case.  

If you would like to speak directly with a lawyer who is passionate about justice and fairness, and who is dedicated to providing aggressive, effective representation, call 559-312-6760 to schedule a consultation with Ms. Boney.  

DMV Hearing   

The DMV hearing provides you with an opportunity to be heard prior to DMV taking administrative action against your driving privilege.  However, a hearing  will NOT be scheduled UNLESS you request the hearing within 10 calendar days of receipt of the "Notice of Suspension" issued by the officer at the time of your arrest.

If you do not request a DMV hearing within the 10-day period, you will have lost the opportunity to show the DMV that the administrative suspension of your driving privilege is unjustified.

The DMV hearing, regarding your driving privilege and the circumstance surrounding your arrest, is an administrative proceeding that is separate from the criminal court proceeding dealing with your criminal charge of driving under the influence. 

The DMV hearing will not address the issue of whether the government can prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, nor will it hear evidence pertaining to particular defenses which may be available in your criminal matter. 

At the DMV hearing, only the following questions will be at issue: 

  • If you took a blood, breath or (if applicable a) urine test:
    • Did the officer have probable cause to stop you?
    • If so, was your arrest otherwise lawful?
    • Were you driving a motor vehicle when you had 0.08% or more by weight of alcohol in your blood?
  • If you refused to submit to or failed to complete a blood, breath or (if applicable a) urine test:
    • Did the officer have reasonable cause to stop you?
    • If so, was your arrest otherwise lawful?
    • Did the officer inform you that your refusal to submit to or failure to complete a blood, breath or (when applicable) urine test would result in the suspension of your driving privilege for one year or in the revocation of your license for two or three years?
    • Did you refuse to submit to or fail to complete a blood or breath or (when applicable) a urine test, after being requested to do so by a peace office? 
In the event you would like to speak with the Law Office of Shirley J. Boney concerning the scheduling of a DMV Hearing, you may call 559-312-6760 to speak directly with Ms. Boney.    

Resource Links

DMV - Under 21 - DUI
DMV - General Information
Alcohol Problems and Solutions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Contact Attorney Shirley J. Boney 

Law Office of Shirley J. Boney
P.O. Box 3635
Clovis, CA 93613 

Telephone:  559-312-6760

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