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

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"[N]othing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.  It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."  
Albert Einstein  ("My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921)

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

Fresno, California 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.  


The quantity, classification and purpose in possessing a drug generally determines the seriousness of the charges alleged, as well as the ultimate punishment in the event of conviction.  Depending upon the crime(s) for which one is convicted, the punishment may involve such things as a fine, a drug-treatment program, local jail time or a commitment to state prison.     

Common possession "for personal use" charges under California's Health and Safety Codes include the following:

  • Health and Safety Code § 11357(a); possession of concentrated cannabis
  • Health and Safety Code § 11357(b); possession of less than an ounce of marijuana
  • Health and Safety Code § 11364; possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Health and Safety Code § 11377; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance

Common "manufacturing" and prossession or transportation "for sale" charges under California's Health and Safety Codes include the following:

  • Health and Safety Code § 11351; possession of a controlled substance for sale
  • Health and Safety Code § 11357(b); possession of marijuana for sale
  • Health and Safety Code § 11378; possession of a controlled substances for sale
  • Health and Safety Code § 11378.5; possession of PCP for sale
  • Health and Safety Code § 11379; sale or transportation of a non-narcotic controlled substance
  • Health and Safety Code § 11379.6(a); manufacturing a controlled substance
  • Health and Safety Code § 11379.5(a); sale or transportation of PCP

If you, or a loved one, is facing drug or alcohol related criminal charges it is recommended that you advance an early, aggressive defense in response to the criminal allegations and charges filed by the District Attorney's Office. 

The recommended course of action is that you speak to an attorney about your case before your first court appearance.  While the burden of proving each and every element of the charged offense(s) is on the government, the charges would not have been filed if the District Attorney did not think they could prove its case against you. 

You may call 559-312-6760 to speak directly with Ms. Boney and arrange for a free initial consultation if you would like to discuss with her the criminal allegations and charges filed by the District Attorney against you.  

Contact Attorney Shirley J. Boney 

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

Telephone:  559-312-6760