Felony Charges Dismissed
I was charged with 7 counts of Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b)) as felonies; I was also charged with 7 counts of Possession of Fictitious Instruments (Penal Code Section 476) as felonies; and 7 counts of Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) also as felonies. I was facing up to 16 years in state Prison for these offenses. The situation involved passing multiple bad checks at a bank. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent because of his experience with theft cases and his familiarity with the Courts and District Attorney.
Mr. Bruzzo immediately discovered that the District Attorney had blown the statute of limitations on the Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b) charges. That caused the DISMISSAL of one third of the charges.
Mr. Bruzzo continued to negotiate with the District Attorney and eventually they agreed to DISMISS ALL the felonies if I paid restitution and pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of insufficient funds (Penal Code Section 476a(a). I was not sentenced to any jail and I only have one year of [informal] probation. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(a)), Fictitious Instruments (Penal Code Section 476) or Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a) matter.
Oct 23, 2014
I was arrested and charged with Forgery (Penal Code Section 470(d)) and passing a Forged Check (Penal Code Section 476). I attempted to pass a check worth over $2,000.00 that turned out to be fraudulent. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his experience in Orange County with the District Attorney, the Judges and the Courts. Mr. Bruzzo subpoenaed records to help my case and appeared several times in court without me. After negotiating hard with the District Attorney he made an agreement with the District Attorney where the case gets DISMISSED once I take a class and give DNA. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any similar criminal matter.
I was charged with violating penal code section 470(d) (Forgery), penal code section 475 (Possession of a Forged Instrument), two counts of penal code section 476 (Possession of Fictitious Instruments) and two counts of penal code section 459-460 (b) (second degree commercial burglary); these allegations arose from my passing bad checks and other fraudulent transactions totaling about $9,000.00. I could have done up to one year in jail on these charges. I hired William W. Bruzzo to represent me because I understood that he was very familiar with the District Attorney and the Courts in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo felt that there were certain facts that worked to my favor in the case and he used them to negotiate a disposition with the District Attorney. In the end, Mr. Bruzzo got the case and all charges DISMISSED after I paid some restitution and without my having to go into custody. Mr. Bruzzo kept me from having any sort of conviction on my record which could have made it very difficult for me to find a job. I believe that Mr. Bruzzo’s negotiating ability and his familiarity with the courts and the District Attorney in Orange County made all the difference in my case. As such, I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
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Bad Checks/Forgery Lawyer
William W. Bruzzo
1851 E. First Street, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705