Unlawful Intercourse (Statutory Rape)

Testimonials from clients successfully defended by Orange County criminal attorney Will Bruzzo in statutory rape cases.

Client was unaware of warrant, Will Bruzzo got statutory rape charge dismissed.

I found a new job and went through a background check with the new employer. At that time they informed me I had a felony warrant for Penal Code Section 261.5, Unlawful Intercourse (Statutory Rape). I was completely unaware of this warrant and had never been given any notice it existed. I wanted a good lawyer who had experience with these charges and felony warrants. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his over 20 years of experience in criminal matters.

Mr. Bruzzo appeared in court with me to recall the warrant-he convinced the judge NOT to set bail since I had voluntarily appeared. On the next court date we once again appeared and he spoke with the District Attorney briefly.

The District Attorney then agreed to DISMISS the case. Mr. Bruzzo got a felony case that went to warrant DISMISSED in two appearances.  This was a very stressful situation for me and my family. I am grateful to him and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any Penal Code 261.5 Unlawful Intercourse case or other criminal matter.


Charged with two counts, attorney Will Bruzzo got both statutory rape felony counts dismissed

I was charged with two counts of Felony Penal Code Section 261.5(c), Unlawful Intercourse (Statutory Rape) for having intercourse with a person under the age of 18; I was looking at a maximum of over 4 years of prison time and a felony record. In addition, because I am not a U.S. citizen, a conviction of this type would subject me to deportation and make it impossible for me to become a citizen. I hired William W. Bruzzo to represent me as he is very familiar with these types of crime and with the Courts and the District Attorneys. He worked very hard to present positive information on my behalf to the District Attorney. Mr. Bruzzo had several negotiation sessions and also got the probation department to participate in the process. In the end, Mr. Bruzzo got BOTH FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED. This is despite the fact I admitted to the crimes. I truly believe that Mr. Bruzzo’s experience and familiarity with the court made the difference in my case. I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.

Date: 8/21/05

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Statutory Rape Defense

William W. Bruzzo
Xerox Centre
1851 E. First Street, 9th Floor, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
714 547-4636

Please contact Mr. Bruzzo on any criminal matter at (714) 547-4636.