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Examples and case results of Drug Cases and Possesion of a Controlled Substance cases, defended by Attorney Will Bruzzo of Santa Ana California.

DRUG POSSESSION CASES

Health and Safety Code Section 11352 (Sale or Transportation of a Controlled Substance) and Possession of a Designated Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 11375 (b) (2)

I was charged with Health and Safety Code Section 11352 (Sale or Transportation of a Controlled Substance) and Possession of a Designated Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 11375 (b) (2); I was facing up to four years in prison for this offense. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me in this matter because of his familiarity with the courts and the district attorney in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated my case and tried to get me into the Prop. 36 program (also known as Penal Code Section 1210).  Generally, people accused of sales or transportation of drugs are not eligible for this program but Mr. Bruzzo was able to convince the District Attorney to allow me to do the program despite the fact I had record. I received credit for time served and the case will be DISMISSED once I complete the drug program. I am very happy with the outcome in this case and as such I would recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal matter.

KW
Date: 10/20/10       


                                                                                                    

TRANSPORTATION AND SALE OF HEROIN; POSSESSION FOR SALE OF COCAINE (Health and Safety Code sections 11352 and 11351)

Client arrested for possession of 4 ounces of heroin and charged with several counts including possession, sales and transportation of heroin; also charged with possession for sale of cocaine. All charges out of Orange County Superior Court. Client facing maximum of 17 years in state prison. Attorney William W. Bruzzo successfully negotiated with the District Attorney to get client released into a drug program. CLIENT WAS NOT SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR THIS CRIME. Meanwhile the Client’s co-defendant who was not represented by Mr. Bruzzo and did not even have the illegal drugs on him, received 3 years in prison. Mr. Bruzzo’s familiarity with the court and the District Attorney permitted the very favorable outcome in this case.

POSSESSION OF METHAMPEHATAMINE

(Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a)/ “STRIKE” CASE (Penal Code Sections 667 and 1192.7)

Client facing time in state prison for possession of methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a). Such a charge can usually be resolved with the client going to a program; however, in this case, because the client had a prior strike conviction, his sentence was doubled and he was looking at years in state prison. Fortunately, it is possible for the District Attorney and/or the Judge to remove the strike for the purposes of sentencing so it does not effect the sentence. In this case Attorney William W. Bruzzo was successful in convincing the Judge by filing a formal motion to remove the strike! The client was then given credit for time served in county jail and released the same day! Mr. Bruzzo’s knowledge and hard work made the difference in this case.

 

POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE

(Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a))

Client was accused of misdemeanor unauthorized possession of a syringe which contained methamphetamine. Because of prior convictions that sent the client to state prison he was ineligible for drug programs and was looking at 90 days in jail. Attorney William W. Bruzzo filed a MOTION TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE because he felt the search which led the police to finding to finding the syringe was illegal. On the day the motion was to be heard the District Attorney examined the motion presented by Mr. Bruzzo and decided to DISMISS the case after the client paid $50.00 in costs WITHOUT EVEN GOING TO A HEARING. Without Mr. Bruzzo’s advice and guidance the client would have been incarcerated and placed on three years of

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/PROBATION VIOLATION

(Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a)

The client pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a)); the client had a drug relapse and was terminated from the Penal Code Section 1000 (PC 1000) program for the second time. This case was out of the Orange County Superior Court. The Judge was going to sentence the client to 90 days in jail. Mr. Bruzzo appeared in court the same day he was hired and asked for two days to permit investigation of the case. Mr. Bruzzo subpoenaed the drug program director and in so doing was able to disprove the first program termination and got the client released the very same day. Mr. Bruzzo’s quick and aggressive representation kept the client out of jail.

WARRANT/POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR SALE

(Health and Safety Code Section 11378)

Client charged with felony possession of a controlled substance for sale (Health and Safety Code Section 11378) that included a sentence enhancement for possession of a weapon out of Orange County Superior Court; in addition client was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The client then failed to appear on either case, as a result a WARRANT was issued for the Client’s arrest. Seven years later the client was arrested on the warrant and faced up to 6 years in prison. By this time the client was married with children. Mr. Bruzzo made several appearances and in the end was able to negotiate a deal whereby the client was able to do his time on HOME CONFINEMENT; in addition Mr. Bruzzo managed to get the misdemeanor case DISMISSED. Mr. Bruzzo’s familiarity with the District Attorneys and the Judge made all the difference in the favorable outcome in this case.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO SELL

(Health and Safety Code Sections 11377(a) and 11378)

The Client was charged with Possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale (Health and Safety Code Sections 11377(a) and 11378) out of Orange County Superior Court; specifically the client had over 200 Ecstasy pills and confessed to the crime. Attorney William W. Bruzzo began negotiating with the District Attorney and used his familiarity with the District Attorney to negotiate a deal so that the client DID NOT SPEND ONE DAY IN JAIL. In addition, Mr. Bruzzo negotiated the case so that after successful completion of probation the possession with intent to sell charge would be DISMISSED

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