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Complete Dismissal after Donation, DNA, and Class
I was arrested for taking items from a Department store without paying for them. In addition, the store security personnel claimed I had done this before but not been caught. As a result I was charged with Penal Code Section 459-460(b), Commercial Burglary.
I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his prior experience with shoplifting cases. Mr. Bruzzo put me in a special shoplifting class; he also pressed the District Attorney to prove that I had done this previously.
When the District Attorney could not provide the evidence [that I had done this before] he negotiated a complete DISMISSAL of the case once I made a “Donation”, gave DNA and completed the class. I never pled guilty to the charge! I am very happy with this result and I would highly recommend Mr. Bruzzo.
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
Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor, Commuity Service, Very Happy Client
I was charged with two counts of felony commercial burglary [Penal Code Section 459-460(b)] for taking items from a store. My total exposure on the case was 3 years and 8 months. I hired attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his experience with theft and burglary cases. Mr. Bruzzo put together letters of recommendation and other items to help persuade the District Attorney. In the end Mr. Bruzzo got one felony DISMISSED and the other reduced to a misdemeanor. I was sentenced to 30 days of community service. I am very happy and relieved with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal or commercial burglary matter.
I was charged with felony burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b)) for taking items from a store worth about $500.00; My family and I were very concerned about this because we knew that a felony conviction could ruin any potential career of mine. Also, as a felony my maximum jail time was three years in prison. We hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his experience with similar cases. From the beginning Mr. Bruzzo said that his goal was to get the case dismissed and that I was a candidate for such a dismissal because of my lack of a record and because I was in school. Mr. Bruzzo first had to get the case reduced to a misdemeanor. He worked hard to do that and he made multiple trips to speak with the District Attorney to include outside of court. Mr. Bruzzo finally got the District Attorney to REDUCE the case to a misdemeanor and send the case to the Misdemeanor Calendar which means the case would be treated as misdemeanor from that moment on.
However, Mr. Bruzzo was not done. In order to put me in the best position possible he had me start a long class on petty theft prior to going to court; I finished the class while the court matter was pending. Mr. Bruzzo used my class completion, letters of recommendation, my lack of a record and my being a student to negotiate with the District Attorney. In the end the case was DISMISSED once I gave DNA. I never admitted guilt at any time during the proceedings. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo for his efforts and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
June 20, 2013
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 487(a)-Grand Theft and Penal Code Sections 459-460(b)-Commercial Burglary. I faced up to one year in jail for these offenses. I was alleged to have taken more then $1,500.00 in property that did not belong to me. IN addition, I was caught red handed and admitted to the crime. I was very concerned about my record and how it could effect my record. I was referred to Mr. William Bruzzo who is very experienced with these matters and very familiar with the courts and the District Attorney in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated my case with the DA with the result that the case was DISMISSED once I completed a class, performed community services and gave DNA. Mr. Bruzzo kept my record clean. I would therefore enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
I was charged with Commercial Burglary (Penal Code Section 459-460(b)), Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496) and Forgery (Penal Code Section 470(d)); I faced up to a year in jail. I hired Attorney William W. Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated with the District Attorney and then finally filed a motion with the end result that all charges were DISMISSED. I truly believe that Mr. Bruzzo’s knowledge of the law and the courts was crucial to the outcome of my case. I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal matter.
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Burglary, Theft and Petty Theft Defense Lawyer
William W. Bruzzo
1851 E. First Street, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705