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

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"Life in gangs usually leads to a lifetime in and out of prison or a life cut short through violence." 
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer ( 01/21/08)

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

Criminal Defense Attorney Shirley J. Boney is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who provides aggressive, diligent representation to her clients.  While Ms. Boney makes no representation as to the outcome of any particular case (past , current or future), she has successfully defended clients charged with violations of California Penal Code 186.22; aka: gang charge constituting a "Strike Offense" upon conviction for the purpose of the Three Strikes Law.  These successes have been obtained by Ms. Boney at various stages of the criminal prosecution of her clients, including at an early stage prior to the taking of any testimony; at the completion of the Preliminary Hearing wherein testimony was taken from the District Attorney's Expert (aka: the 'gang cop'); and at the completion of trial wherein testimony was taken from all witnesses, including the 'gang cop'.  

he Criminal Defense Attorney to whom you entrust your important legal matters should be both experienced and personally attentive, as well as responsive to your ongoing inquiries concerning your legal matter.  In that regard, as a solo practitioner, Ms. Boney is able to offer the personal guidance and service that each client generally seeks; and deserves.  In addition, to assure informed decision-making, Ms. Boney provides each client with an honest assessment or evaluation of the legal issues involved; including available options and the likelihood of success should the case advance to trial.  In turn, each client is expected to partner with Ms. Boney as she aggressively defends their rights and pursues their best interest.

Call 559-312-6760 to speak directly with Criminal Defense Attorney Shirley J. Boney to arrange for a consultation regarding the serious criminal allegations against you.  It is important to advance an early, strong defense in response to the District Attorney's filing of a Criminal Complaint against you.    


California Penal Code § 186.22(a) makes it a substantive offense to actively participate in any criminal street gang with knowledge that its members engage or have engaged in a pattern of criminal activity, and to willfully promote, further, or assist in any felonious conduct by members of that gang. 

California Penal Code § 186.22(b) provides for an additional consecutive punishment if a person is convicted of committing a felony for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with any criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in any criminal conduct by gang members. 

The possible additional sentence under this enhancement, depending on the underlying felony conviction, is between 2 years to LIFE in state prison; that's if the Prosecution meets its burden.  

Both §§ 186.22(a) and 186.22(b) constitute STRIKES under the California Three Strikes Law

If you, or a loved one, are facing gang related criminal charges it is important to advance an early, aggressive defense in response to those charges.  
Attorney Shirley J. Boney aggressively challenges not only the prosecution's “gang expert”, but other "gang evidence" as well

Contact Attorney Shirley J. Boney 

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

Telephone:  559-312-6760