Receiving Stolen Property

Penal Code sections 496(a) (Receiving stolen property)


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.

Date: 7/26/10

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