DUI ● Fraud and Theft ● Assault and Violent Crimes ● Drug Crimes ● Sex Crimes
Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, you will receive an aggressive defense from the experienced criminal law attorneys at Bonjour, Thorman, Baray & Billingsley. We defend people in state and federal courts in Northern California.
Founding attorneys Jules Bonjour and Michael Thorman have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers in criminal defense since 2005. Bonjour and Thorman are also AV highest rated Martindale Hubble.
We specialize in:
Mortgage and real estate fraud
Due to the collapse of the real estate market, transactions dating back to 2004 are being investigated by law enforcement. We are experienced in handling cases involving fraudulent 1003′s, straw buyers, notary fraud, misrepresentations by brokers and salespersons, wire, mail and bank fraud
Insider trading and stock fraud related cases
Embezzlement and theft related offenses
- Child molestation
- Sexual assault
- Lewd conduct
- Unlawful sex with a minor
- Registration offenses
- Possession for sale
- Sales cases
- Cultivation of marijuana
- Under the influence
We are knowledgeable in programs that can help the drug or alcohol dependent person get help and often avoid jail in the process.
Drunk driving is one crime that impacts the average citizen more than any other. Loss of license and/or freedom can often mean loss of your job or breakup of the family. We are very experienced in both representing persons in court and in front of the DMV.
Crimes of Violence
Murder and Manslaughter
Drunk driving is one crime that impacts the average citizen more than any other. Loss of licence and/or freedom can often mean loss of your job or breakup of the family. We are very experienced in both representing persons in court and in front of the DMV.
In a moment of fear or anger when 911 is called someones life can be changed forever. When there is an arrest, there is often a high bail, a restraining order keeping you out of your home and in many cases there are adverse immigration consequences. You need an experienced lawyer to ensure that your family is not destroyed or you loose your job of face deportation. We have that experience.
Assault and Battery, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Sometimes a simple fight can lead to felony charges. Many times self defense is an issue. We know how to defend these cases.
We enjoy helping young people who have made a mistake due to bad judgment or bad choices. We work closely with parents and counselor to get the juvenile the help needed to prevent reoccurrence of the behavior that brought him or her before the court.
Getting you out of jail
Arrange bail, make motions to have you released on your own recognizance (OR), draw up property bonds in high bond cases which can save thousands of dollars in bail bond premiums.
Our job is to obtain the lowest possible punishment if you are convicted. We can arrange for electronic monitoring in some cases (house arrest) or work furlough, supervised release or the Sheriff=s work alternative program (SWAP). In some cases drug or alcohol programs can be arranged instead of jail.