Mental Health Court


I was charged with Penal Code Section 245(b), Assault with a Semi-Automatic Firearm for holding a gun to a person’s head; I was also charged with stalking under Penal Code Section 646.9(a) for repeatedly harassing the same person and for assaulting her with a firearm.  The total exposure on this case with the enhancement under penal code section 12022.5(a) was 19 years and 8 months.  Some of my crimes were on video tape.  My family was referred to Mr. Bruzzo by another criminal attorney familiar with the Defense Attorneys in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated with the District Attorney and Court. He also had me seen by a psychiatrist. I discovered that I had a serious mental health condition which I was previously unaware of. As a result Mr. Bruzzo had me evaluated at the Orange County Mental Health Court. The court then accepted me in the program. I pled to the offenses, but I will receive treatment and I got credit for time served. Best of all the court will DISMISS the charges once I successfully complete the program. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any similar matter.


The case results described in this website are not intended nor do they constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your case. Every case is different and many factors come into play such as the particular facts of the case and background of the client. The information on this site should not be interpreted as offering formal legal advice or construed as forming an attorney-client relationship.

This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.

The case results described in this website have been initialed or signed by the actual client and are available for review by officials of the California State Bar.

Mental Health Court - Orange County

×Coronavirus and the Orange County Criminal Courts. Do you have a loved one in custody? Click here.

Orange County Courts are accepting Restraining Order requests during the Coronavirus Crisis. Click here for more information.