Traback, DuBois & Ikuma

Traback, DuBois & Ikuma

Oakland Criminal Trial Attorneys

Firm Overview

Being charged with a criminal offense does not automatically mean you will be found guilty. Still, many people immediately feel defeated when they have been arrested. You do not have to let things happen to you. By working with an experienced Oakland criminal trial lawyer at Traback Du Bois & Ikuma, you can get the advocacy and protection you need in difficult criminal proceedings.

Widely Respected Pleasanton Lawyers For Felony Defense And DUI Cases
Traback Du Bois & Ikuma has received national recognition for achieving results in particularly challenging and notable criminal defense cases. Each of our attorneys brings a different perspective and focus to criminal law, and we draw on this vast experience to develop creative strategies and often overlooked options for our clients.

We are focused on what is right for our clients, and our recommendations are always based on what our experience has proven most likely to be effective.
Comprehensive Representation For Clients Throughout Alameda And Contra Costa Counties
Each attorney at our firm has experience as a former prosecutor and vast knowledge and recognition within the local legal community. We can anticipate and address issues that opposing parties are likely to bring against you in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including:

Sex offenses
-Sexual assault and sexual battery
-Child molestation
-Internet sex crimes

Drug crimes
-Marijuana possession
-Illegal search and seizure
-Possession of controlled substances
-Possession for sale
-Illegal possession of prescription drugs

Violent crimes
-Murder and manslaughter
-Assault and battery
-Domestic violence

White collar crimes
-Internet crimes

-DUI and DMV charges
-Juvenile crimes

If you or someone you care about has been questioned, investigated, arrested or charged with a crime, make sure to cooperate with law enforcement but seek representation immediately. The protection of your rights starts now.

Contact Us | Free Consultation
No matter what kind of criminal offense you are charged with in California, Traback Du Bois & Ikuma, will defend you to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us online or by telephone at 925-463-3311 (alternate number: 510-835-8005) to discuss your case.

Flat-fee pricing is available in some cases. Contact our firm for more information.

Main Office

Main Office
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 201
Pleasanton CA 94588



Criminal Defense

Whatever the Charge, We Can Help

When you have been arrested and processed through the criminal justice system, you may feel as if no one is listening to you and that no one cares. At the Traback, DuBois & Ikuma law firm in Oakland and Pleasanton, California, we assure you: We are on your side.

Our First Concern: Your Best Interests
925-463-3311 - Free Consultation - Contact Us
We have trial experience, criminal defense competence and a deep concern for your future. Whatever the charges, whatever the circumstances, our criminal defense attorneys will work for your best interests.

Violent crimes: We will protect your rights and use our knowledge of forensics and our trial experience to assure your case is resolved with as little damage as possible.
-Murder, manslaughter
-Assault and battery
-Domestic violence
-Vehicular manslaughter

Sex offenses: The penalties are harsh. Make sure you have a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to investigate the charges properly and challenge the evidence.
-Sexual assault
-Child Molestation
-Internet sex crimes

DUI and traffic offenses: DUI can have a heavy cost in terms of money, time, your driving privileges, your reputation, and even your freedom. Contact a DUI defense lawyer.
-DUI/DMV Hearings
-Felony DUI
-Traffic offenses

Drug offenses: As soon as we take your case, we will begin our own investigation into your arrest. Were your rights upheld?
-Marijuana possession
-Illegal search and seizure

White collar crimes: Fraud and embezzlement cases can be complicated. Contact an attorney with experience who will listen to your story.
-Internet Crimes

Juvenile crimes: If your minor child has been arrested, make sure you have a lawyer who can explain the process and your child's options.
Every arrest, every criminal charge has the potential to change your life. Ask for a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight hard for you and who cares about you and your future. Contact Traback, DuBois & Ikuma now. We are ready to discuss your case and prepare your defense.

William H. Du Bois

Traback, DuBois & Ikuma

he Experience, compassion, and dedication it takes to Win.
William H. Du Bois is Oakland's foremost criminal trial lawyer. Practicing criminal law since 1970, Mr. Du Bois spent six years as a prosecuting attorney, and now over 27 years as a criminal defense lawyer. All of these years have been in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Du Bois knows the prosecutors (and their tactics), the judges, and the minds of the potential jurors. Knowing the opposition gives him the edge. He also knows the law.

William Du Bois has built a reputation as a serious, aggressive criminal defense attorney who fights to win. He has had three murder convictions overturned on appeal and one murder acquitted in the past four years. Where others see defeat, he sees the opportunity to defend.

-You don't want to deal
-You want to fight for your rights
-You want the best defense possible, even if you want to deal

Call 510-835-8005 today for a free consultation!
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Over 100 Serious Felony Trials Since 1970

Bar Admissions
California, 1970
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1970
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. - 1969
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
B.A. - 1965

Professional Associations and Memberships
Alameda County Bar Association, Director
Alameda County Voluntary Legal Services Corporation (VLSC), Director
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Association for Justice
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Life Member
American Bar Association
California Bar Association
Earl Warren "American Inn of Court"
Charles Houston Bar Association
California Bar Association Conference of Delegates, Alameda County, Delegate, 2001
Alameda County Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Justice Committee, 1974
Criminal Courts Bar Association, President, 1976

Past Employment Positions
Du Bois, Hove & Clay, Oakland, CA, 1981 - 1987
Du Bois & Hove, Oakland, CA, 1980 - 1981
Sullivan, Nakahara & Du Bois, Oakland, CA, 1976 - 1980
Alameda County, Deputy District Attorney, 1970 - 1976


University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate,

Kevin Tsuyoshi Ikuma

Traback, DuBois & Ikuma

Kevin Ikuma has worked for the past 10 years as a criminal prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney's office in numerous courthouses including Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont and Pleasanton. His vast and varied experience covers both misdemeanor and felony cases such as vehicular homicide, DUI's, domestic violence, drug possession and dealing, murder, rape, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. He is well-versed in the art of negotiating, experienced in the nuances of plea bargaining, and knowledgeable and effective in all phases of jury trial presentation and preparation. Mr. Ikuma's command of criminal law, constant hard-work and natural instincts has earned him an exceptional reputation and respect among his peers.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Criminal Fraud
Drug Violations
Juvenile Crimes
Parole & Probation
Sex Offenses
Traffic Violations
White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions
California, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996

University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
J.D. - 1996
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
M.S. - 1993
University of California, Irvine, California
B.A. - 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships
Alameda County Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association
Charles Houston Bar Association
Martin Kaufmann 100 Club
University of California Davis, Member
National Mock Trial Team, Member
Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Team, Member
University of California Davis Moot Court Board

Past Employment Positions
Alameda County District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, 1996 - 2006
Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, Law Clerk
Alameda County District Attorney, Summer Law Clerk
Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Judge, Alameda County Mock Trial Competition
Volunteer Attorney, Asian Law Caucus


University of California at Davis School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

Harry J. Traback

Traback, DuBois & Ikuma

CRIMINAL LAW - Mr. Traback has worked for over 30 years exclusively in the Criminal Justice System in Northern California Ten years as a Criminal Prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office (1971-1982) and twenty-two years as a Criminal Defense Attorney. Handling all criminal cases: death penalty murder, murder, assault, sexual assault and molest, domestic violence, elder abuse, theft, embezzlement, insurance fraud, white collar crime, drug sale, manufacturing and possession, traffic offenses, including vehicular manslaughter, drunk driving, DMV hearings, drivers license, probation violations, bail hearings, OR release, school disciplinary and expulsion hearings.

Professional: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Public
Defenders Association, Alameda County Court Appointed
Attorneys Program member of Supervisory Committee

Named one of the TOP SIX CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS in Northern California's East Bay (This was done on a basis of interviews with Judges, District Attorneys and other lawyers who worked within the criminal law arena.)

Harry Traback worked as a law clerk for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office while attending law school. He passed the bar and in 1973 worked as a prosecutor in Oakland for eight years. Recognized for his acumen and trial skills he was assigned to a special trial team handling the most serious publicized, and complex cases in Alameda County. He also did supervision of younger deputies handling felonies and was assigned to investigate police shootings. As a District Attorney he prosecuted murders and handled death penalty cases from investigation through trial, He also did fourth amendment search and seizure suppression motions for the District Attorney.

In 1982 he began criminal defense with an office in the Tri Valley area of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. He practices extensively in Alameda County and Contra Costa County. He also has appeared from Solana County down to Santa Cruz County, and San Francisco County to Stanislaus County. He has extensive trial experience since 1973. He has successfully defended cases resulting in acquittals and mistrials and has negotiated favorable dispositions in thousands of cases. In 1999 he won acquittal of a special circumstance in an Asian Gang murder, this entire case was then reversed on appeal. In 2003 he won acquittal of a special circumstance in the murder of a police officer during a robbery. Mr. Traback has also appeared on A& B City Confidential representing a fugitive that was profiled on the television show America's Most Wanted.

He is highly respected in the practice of criminal law and those within the system (who should know who to go to) have chosen him to represent them or their family members, This includes judges; district attorneys; police chiefs; police officers; sheriff officers; FBI agents; District Attorney investigators and lawyers. He currently is on call to represent the Alameda County District Attorneys Inspector's Division if they become involved in a shooting related incident.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
White Collar Crimes
Bar Admissions
California, 1973
U.S. Supreme Court, 1973

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. - 1973
University of Michigan
B.A. - 1966

Past Employment Positions
United States of Military, Lt. USN (Vietnam Veteran), 1967 - 1970
Alameda County, Senior Deputy District Attorney


University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctorate,