Murder And Manslaughter

- Over 200 Serious Felony Trials -

At Traback & Du Bois, we understand the seriousness of murder and manslaughter charges. We also know that being charged with murder or manslaughter is not the same as being guilty. It usually takes extraordinary skill and experience to win acquittals in these cases.

Our attorneys are among the most experienced lawyers in the San Francisco Bay area. In over 30 years of practice, Harry Traback and William Du Bois have tried over 100 murder or manslaughter cases, including over 30 capital cases. Contact us to set up a free consultation.

The Law and Homicide Charges

There are a few things you should know California homicide law. Technically, there is no such thing as "justifiable homicide," except in the military during wartime. There may be "excusable homicide," such as when someone kills in self-defense.

All homicides are not murder. They may usually be charged as murder, but the extensive investigation we give every case often finds otherwise. If there was an actual crime, it was often less than murder -- it could have been manslaughter, involuntary homicide, or even excusable homicide.

Tremendous Reputation for Results

Over decades, Traback & Du Bois has developed an exceptional reputation for providing aggressive legal representation. We have developed working relationships with local prosecutors, police agencies, judges, and other professionals in the Contra Costa County criminal justice system and can fairly resolve many cases before trial with plea bargains.

However, we are experienced trial lawyers. If we cannot resolve a case to our client's satisfaction before trial, we are confident in our ability to mount an aggressive defense in court before a jury, or on appeal. In 2004 alone, we had two acquittals and three reversals in murder or manslaughter cases.

Hired by the People Who Know

Our reputations have allowed our California murder defense attorneys to handle felony cases for a variety of people within the criminal justice system, including police officers, FBI agents, judges (and their families), district attorneys (and family members), and a police chief.

Contact Us

If you have been or are about to be charged with murder or manslaughter, contact the lawyers of Traback & Du Bois immediately for a free initial consultation. Don't you deserve to be represented by the same California murder defense attorneys people in the justice system turn to when they are in trouble? Call our Oakland office at 510-835-8005 or our Pleasanton office at 925-463-3311.

We represent clients throughout the greater San Francisco metropolitan region, including Alameda County and Contra Costa County, in Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Fremont, Martinez, Richmond, and Pittsburg.