Receiving Stolen Property
Penal Code sections 496(a) (Receiving stolen property)
In November of 2013 I stole items from a roommate and I was charged with Residential Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a), Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) and Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496 (a). I was also charged with drug offenses for Possession of Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code 11377(a) and Possession of Paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code Section 11364.1(a). These charges were all felonies (except for the Paraphernalia charge) and I was looking at a maximum of 5 years in prison for these offenses.
[At the time of my arrest] I was having a lot of problems including drug addiction and I fled the state while the case was pending [the case became a felony warrant]. 7 years later I was picked up on the warrant out of state and extradited back to California.
My family hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated my case with the District Attorney. He showed them that I had worked steadily since committing those crimes and I had remained crime free.
In the end, the District Attorney DISMISSED all the charges and reduced the Grand Theft to a misdemeanor which is the only charge I pled guilty to (Penal Code Section 487(a)! I will spend about 4.5 months in jail. I also paid a substantial amount of the restitution up front as part of the negotiated deal.
I am very happy with this result as I no longer have to worry about a felony warrant hanging over my head and I got rid of several serious felonies [including a Residential Burglary which is a strike offense] that would have made it difficult for me to find a job.
As such I recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Residential Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a), Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a), Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496 (a), Possession of Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code 11377(a) or Possession of Paraphernalia (Health and Safety Code Section 11364.1(a) case.
I was arrested and charged with Penal Code Sections (459-460) [Second degree commercial burglary], Penal Code Section 484(a)-488, [Petty theft] and Penal Code Section 496(a) [receiving stolen property]. I admitted under questioning to taking the items without permission of the owner. I was facing up to one year in jail with these charges. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me in this matter because of his familiarity with the District Attorney and the courts in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo proved very effective in that he managed to get all these charges DISMISSED after I made restitution, made a “donation” and gave DNA. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo for his efforts and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
I was charged with a violation of Penal Code sections 496(a) (Receiving stolen property); 484(a)-488 (Petty Theft); and 647(h) (Prowling). I could have spent up to one year in jail for these offenses and suffered a conviction on my record. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his knowledge with the Orange County Courts and the District Attorney. My case was complicated by the fact that the investigating officer found me looking into unoccupied vehicles that did not belong to me. Also, I admitted to entering other people’s vehicles without permission and taking their property. Then I consented to a search of my vehicle which revealed several items that did not belong to me valued at $300.00. Mr. Bruzzo set to work negotiating my case with the District Attorney. Despite all the evidence against me he was able to get the case DISMISSED after I completed community service. This result kept me out of jail and kept a conviction off my record. I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal and/or theft matter.
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