I was charged with Penal Code Section 459(a), Residential Burglary, a felony.  I was facing up to three years in state prison for this crime and it is considered a “strike” offense. Because of the potential seriousness of this crime I hired Attorney William W. Bruzzo to represent me as it was my understanding Mr. Bruzzo had considerable experience in these sorts of criminal matters and was very familiar with the Orange County Courts and the District Attorney. Mr. Bruzzo immediately went to work negotiating with the District Attorney in an effort to reduce the charges. Although the District Attorney improved their offer Mr. Bruzzo did not feel it was appropriate given the facts of the case and he then set the matter for a hearing and subpoenaed witnesses to testify on my behalf. On the eve of the hearing the district attorney relented and offered me a [Misdemeanor] petty theft charge and a [Misdemeanor] trespass and community service hours. A far cry from our initial conversations with the District Attorney wherein they wanted at least a year in county jail! I truly believe that Mr. Bruzzo’s knowledge of the law, his familiarity with the court and his efforts to get the best result for me made the difference in my case. I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.

TM                                                                                                               4/20/05

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Residential Burglary Defense

William W. Bruzzo
Xerox Centre
1851 E. First Street, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714 547-4636