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 charged with Penal Code Section 459-460(a), Residential Burglary [Entering a home without permission of the owner] [and Penal Code Section 667.5(c) (21), resident was at home when we entered his house without permission]. This offense is considered a strike offense and carries up to 6 years in prison. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo went to court and used his connections to persuade the District Attorney to reduce the case to a difference charge. The case was aggravated by the fact that the owner of the home was in the house when me and a friend entered without permission.
Mr. Bruzzo used my lack of a record and otherwise good character to get the case reduced to a Misdemeanor Trespass Penal Code Section 602.5(b). The Felony Residential Burglary Charge, Penal Code Section 459-460(a) was DISMISSED. [Client sentenced to informal probation and Cal Trans- NO JAIL]
I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal matter or Residential Burglary [Penal Code Section 459-460(a)] matter.
I was charged with Penal Code Section 459(a), Residential Burglary, a felony. I was facing up to three years in state prison for this crime and it is considered a “strike” offense. Because of the potential seriousness of this crime I hired Attorney William W. Bruzzo to represent me as it was my understanding Mr. Bruzzo had considerable experience in these sorts of criminal matters and was very familiar with the Orange County Courts and the District Attorney. Mr. Bruzzo immediately went to work negotiating with the District Attorney in an effort to reduce the charges. Although the District Attorney improved their offer Mr. Bruzzo did not feel it was appropriate given the facts of the case and he then set the matter for a hearing and subpoenaed witnesses to testify on my behalf. On the eve of the hearing the district attorney relented and offered me a [Misdemeanor] petty theft charge and a [Misdemeanor] trespass and community service hours. A far cry from our initial conversations with the District Attorney wherein they wanted at least a year in county jail! I truly believe that Mr. Bruzzo’s knowledge of the law, his familiarity with the court and his efforts to get the best result for me made the difference in my case. I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
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Residential Burglary Defense
William W. Bruzzo
335 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780