Testimonials about warrant cases from satisfied clients of Orange County criminal attorney Will Bruzzo.
About 30 years ago when I was 18 years old I committed a Robbery, Penal Code Section 211 with a weapon in Orange County, California. I managed to avoid prison and I was put on probation for three years. However, after two years I left the state without permission from my probation officer and a felony warrant issued for my arrest.
I got in trouble again just a year or so later and I did a stint in prison in another state; after that I decided I needed to turn my life around so I found a job, got married and raised a family. For 30 years I avoided any new legal problems. However, it was all very stressful knowing that even a traffic stop could result in the authorities learning of my warrant and returning me to California to serve time.
After many years of worrying about this I consulted with my family and I decided to do something about it. I ended up hiring Attorney Will Bruzzo who has been able to recall warrants for other clients without them doing additional jail time; he has also been able to do it without clients appearing in court.
Mr. Bruzzo went to work on my case and ended up appearing without me since I still live out of state; he argued my situation with the Judge which included 30 years with no additional crimes and declared me “self-rehabilitated”. The Judge then ordered my warrant RECALLED and probation TERMINATED.
After 30 years of having this matter hang over my head it is finally over. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any Felony Warrant matter.
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.
Warrants Recalled, Probation Terminated
A friend of mine suffers from mental health and substance abuse issues. While she was in Orange County, California she picked up 5 (five) misdemeanor cases. They included Possession of a Controlled/Designated Substance, Health and Safety Code Section 11375(b)(2), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Health and Safety Code Section 11364(a) and Public Intoxications, Penal Code Section 647(f).
She also pled guilty to a Misdemeanor Battery charge, Penal Code Section 242 and was put on probation and required to complete community service and pay fines and fees.
When it became clear that she was having a difficult time in California we had her come home to the support of friends and family. Unfortunately, she picked up an additional violent charge in her home state that resulted from her mental health and substance abuse issues. She was in considerable need of a very structured court sponsored treatment in her home state, but her problems in California made her ineligible for consideration for the special treatment court.
Specifically, she had 3 cases that had gone to WARRANT status because she had failed to appear and because she had failed to comply with terms of probation.
I researched to try and find the right attorney for her from my home in the Northeastern part of the country. I found Mr. Will Bruzzo was a local Orange County, California lawyer with extensive experience and very good case results.
I hired Mr. Bruzzo initially to deal with two of the warrants. He appeared quickly and got the warrants recalled and also got the District Attorney to DISMISS both cases because of her predicament back east and because she had voluntarily attended treatment for substance abuse and psychiatric issues.
Mr. Bruzzo then discovered the third warrant which came from the case for which she was placed on three years of probation. She had only completed a few months of probation before she violated with new cases and for failing to comply with the terms of probation.
Mr. Bruzzo worked with the attorney helping my friend locally, who told Mr. Bruzzo that probation needed to be terminated on the Battery case or she would not be able to attend a special treatment court. Mr. Bruzzo informed me it is difficult to terminate probation early especially with a failure to comply with the ordered terms and with new law violations.
We had no choice, so Mr. Bruzzo went forward and filed a Motion to Modify/Terminate Probation [Penal Code Section 1203.3] on the Battery case so my friend could attend the special treatment court back in her home town. Mr. Bruzzo is well known and respected in Orange County as it turns out because the Judge TERMINATED PROBATION over 2 years early and VACATED all fines and fees when she completed community service.
I am very happy with these results because it gives my friend the best chance at future success in life with a very structured court ordered treatment program close to friends and family. I would highly recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any case involving Warrants, Controlled/Designated Substance, Health and Safety Code Section 11375(b)(2), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Paraphernalia, Health and Safety Code Section 11364(a), Public Intoxications, Penal Code Section 647(f) and Motions to Modify/Terminate Probation, Penal Code Section 1203.3.
6 Warrants Recalled, Probation Terminated
I had six arrest warrants to include two felony arrest warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance [Health and Safely Code Sections 11350(a), 11377(a), 11550(a)], Possession of Drug Paraphernalia [Health and Safety Code Section 11364(a)], Drunk Driving [Vehicle Code 23152(a)] and presenting false ID to a Police Officer [Penal Code Section 148.9].
After 10 years of having these warrants hang over my head I decided to do something about it. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. He [initially] appeared in front of the Judge without me and got assurances I would not be taken into custody when I appeared [I live out of state].
I then journeyed to Orange County and appeared in front of the Judge. Mr. Bruzzo and the Judge had already agreed to RECALL ALL OF the WARRANTS AND TERMINATE PROBATION ON EACH CASE WITHOUT ME RECEIVING ANY JAIL TIME! Mr. Bruzzo also got the two felonies reduced to Misdemeanors.
I feel like a free man now!
I am very happy with Mr. Bruzzo’s representation and I would recommend him for any arrest warrant case.
Warrant Recalled, Probation Terminated
I went through a difficult time as a young man and ended up picking up felony charges for possession of a controlled substance for sale for various drugs under Health and Safety Code Sections 11379(a), 11378, 11359 and 11360(a). I was put on probation and then failed to report to my probation officer and fled the state where I picked up similar charges in that state.
After all of that I turned around my life and became a family man and a successful business owner. However, I still had the Orange County Felony Warrant hanging over my head for 24 years. This was a terrible burden and I lived in fear of being discovered and arrested every day. This was especially difficult to bear since I have not only a business with employees but a wife and several children who need me.
After 24 years of discomfort I decided to do something about it and I found Attorney Will Bruzzo on the internet. Mr. Bruzzo told me he could appear without me and try to resolve the case since I had been crime free for a long time and I had turned my life around dramatically. I noticed he had done the same thing for other clients on his website.
After I submitted letters of recommendation and other proof of my new life Mr. Bruzzo appeared in front of the Judge and persuaded him to RECALL THE WARRANT and TERMINATE PROBATION.
After many years of living in fear I no longer have to worry.
I am very happy with this result and I would recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any felony warrant matter.
Warrant & Possession of a Controlled Substance Charges Dismissed
When I was in my early 20s I got into trouble in Orange County with Drugs and picked up felony cases for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a) and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Cocaine, (Health and Safety Code 11350(a).
As I was having these problems I decided to leave the state and return to where my family lived so I would have more support. I could not get official authorization to leave but I left anyway and two felony warrants went out for my arrest. In addition, I continued to have problems in my home state and ended up going to prison for Residential Burglaries and other charges. When I got out of prison I was on parole and was able to find a job but the California warrants prohibited me from getting a driver’s license and finding a better paying job. This is even though the warrants were over 12 years old.
I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because I saw the prior results he got for other clients facing similar problems. Mr. Bruzzo had me describe my situation to the court which he submitted with a form authorizing him to appear on a felony for me and proof I was in a rehabilitation program. I did not have to appear in court.
In the end Mr. Bruzzo got all the warrants recalled, the felonies reduced to misdemeanors and probation terminated. There was also a misdemeanor case that I had never appeared on and he got that dismissed by arguing my speedy trial rights had been violated.
I am very happy with this result because it will give me the opportunity to be a productive member of society and because it will be easier to find work and get to work.
I would highly recommend Mr. Bruzzo for a Felony WARRANT, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine (Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a), Possession of a Controlled Substance, Cocaine, (Health and Safety Code 11350(a) and Misdemeanor Warrant matter.
Felony Warrant Charges Dismissed
I had gone through a difficult time in my life [when I was younger] and had problems with drugs among other things. However, I turned my life around and found continuous employment and a much more stable life.
Then I discovered a felony warrant for Commercial Burglary [Penal Code Section 459-460, Three Counts], Receiving Stolen Property [Penal Code Section 496(a)] and [Possession of a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a) for events that had occurred 16 years previous. [I was unaware the warrant existed]. I was arrested on the warrant when I had police contact on an unrelated matter. [Maximum potential sentence was over 5 years prison]
I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated with the District Attorney and convinced them to dismiss all charges once I paid restitution to the victim and the victim/witness emergency fund.
Mr. Bruzzo did this by showing my lack of a record since the incident and other positive things about my character.
I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Felony Warrant, Commercial Burglary [Penal Code Section 459-460], Receiving Stolen Property [Penal Code Section 496(a)] and [Possession of a Controlled Substance [Health and Safety Code Section 11377(a) case.
Warrant Recalled - Probation Terminated
I committed a series of crimes in Orange County, California which got me convicted of felonies and placed on probation. I did well on probation for about two of the three years and I then was put on unsupervised formal probation.
When a family member got sick I decided to go home but continued to send in my notices to Orange County Probation. Unfortunately, Probation learned of my leaving the state and issued a WARRANT for my arrest.
For a variety of personal and economic reasons I did not deal with this warrant until 14 years later. During the last 14 years that warrant has been a weight hanging over me and has effected everything from looking for a job to getting a Driver’s License.
Finally, I decided to deal with it and I found Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Will Bruzzo on line and I saw he had handled similar cases.
Mr. Bruzzo took down a statement from me and had me sign a form then went to speak with the Judge about my case. I am glad to report that he successfully got the WARRANT RECALLED and had my PROBATION TERMINATED within two weeks of me hiring him. [Client never had to appear in court]
I am very happy and relieved with this result. I would recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any WARRANT matter.
Time Served - Probation Terminated
I had a felony warrant for an old probation violation out of Orange County, California from almost 20 years previous. While I no longer lived in California it was very unnerving to go through life with a warrant hanging over my head.
After many years, I decided to address this problem and I ended up contacting Orange County Attorney Will Bruzzo. I reviewed what Mr. Bruzzo had done for other similarly situated clients on his website and elsewhere and I thought he might be the right attorney for me.
Mr. Bruzzo informed me that generally a Defendant on a felony warrant must appear in person to deal with the case. For a variety of reasons to include that I lived a considerable distance from California I did not want to appear in person, also I was concerned with going into custody.
Mr. Bruzzo told me that for some old felony matters he has been able to appear without the Defendant and terminate probation or otherwise resolve warrant matters depending on the facts of the case. My situation was somewhat complicated because in the intervening years I had been convicted of a felony sex offense in another state.
My conversations with Mr. Bruzzo revealed that he was very familiar with the Judge in the particular courtroom that would be hearing my case. Mr. Bruzzo subsequently appeared without me and was able to make a deal with the Judge wherein HE admitted the probation violation for me and I was sentenced to time already served and probation was terminated and the matter ended.
It was a great relief to get this burden off my back. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo for what he was able to achieve for me. I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal and/or warrant matter.
Sentence Changed After Entering Drug Program
I was sentenced to 90 days in Jail on a misdemeanor matter. I failed to report to the Jail as ordered and a WARRANT went out for my arrest.
I appeared on the warrant [without a lawyer] and I was taken into custody and bailed out. I was consulting with Mr. Will Bruzzo during this time and [eventually] hired him to represent me on this probation violation.
Mr. Bruzzo encouraged me to get into a drug program. After I did so Mr. Bruzzo went to court for me. He able to convince the District Attorney to CHANGE MY SENTENCE; I was then resentenced to a program and my jail time was stayed.
I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any WARRANT or SENTENCING MODIFICATION matter.
Warrant Recalled, Drunk Driving Case Dismissed
I was charged with a third drunk driving offense two years after being convicted of two previous drunk driving offenses [Vehicle Code Section 23152(a), 23152(b)]. A third drunk driving offense is a minimum of 120 days jail. After appearing in court once I did not appear again and a warrant went out for my arrest.
Seven years later I decided I needed to take care of the matter so I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his twenty years of experience and his familiarity with the courts, judges and district attorney in Orange County.
Mr. Bruzzo appeared in court without me and recalled the warrant. He then filed a speedy trial motion asking to dismiss the case. He appeared at the motion without me and the court GRANTED the request and DISMISSED the case.
I am very happy with this result as I was looking at least at 120 days of jail plus more time for failing to appear in court.
I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Drunk Driving, Warrant or Criminal matter.
Unaware of felony warrant, warrant case 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.
Dated: 12/16/13 KR
I was arrested for possession of [controlled substance] paraphernalia [Health and Safety Code (HS) 11364.1(a)] and given a date to appear; then just a few weeks later I was once again arrested for Possession of [controlled substance] paraphernalia [Health and Safety Code (HS) 11364.1(a). I failed to appear for either court date. To compound matters I was on probation for Driving on a Suspended License [Vehicle Code Section 14601.5]. As a result of my failures to appear, WARRANTS went out on my two paraphernalia cases and my probation matter [Driving on a Suspended License Vehicle Code Section 14601.5]. My family hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent because of his experience and familiarity with the Orange County Criminal Courts. Mr. Bruzzo proved to be a very good criminal attorney. He managed to recall all three warrants without my being present. He then resolved my case by getting me into a program (Proposition 36/ Penal Code Section 1210). This program will allow the cases to be DISMISSED if I successfully complete the program. Also, he got my probation reinstated on my suspended license case and he got the two [charges] for Failure to Appear [FTA] DISMISSED. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Paraphernalia or any criminal matter.
I had a warrant [for my arrest] out of Orange County California on a case of [a violation] Health and Safety Code Section 11350 [Possession of Cocaine] a felony from 16 years ago. I never took care of the case, so I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me in this matter. I appeared with Mr. Bruzzo in court and after a short discussion between him, the Judge and the District Attorney, the Judge DISMISSED the case in the interest of justice [on the first appearance]!!!
Not only did Mr. Bruzzo resolve the warrant he also got the case DISMISSED. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
I recently learned that I had a felony WARRANT for my arrest out of Orange County, California for an incident that had occurred many years before. The District Attorney had charged me with a violation of penal code section 476, Bad Checks, a felony; this crime carries a maximum punishment of three years in state prison. If I had attempted to take care of this myself I would have been arrested upon my return to Orange County. As a result I hired William Bruzzo to represent me because of this familiarity with the courts, the judges and the District Attorneys in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo went to court, pulled my file, examined the allegations against me and talked to me about the case. He then negotiated the matter with the District Attorney. In the end, Mr. Bruzzo got the warrant RECALLED and the Case DISMISSED without my having to appear in court, pay restitution or do anything else. I was told that normally the Defendant has to at least appear in court to get a felony dismissed-but Mr. Bruzzo was able to avoid that and still get me a dismissal. I am truly grateful to Mr. Bruzzo and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
I was surprised to learn I had a felony WARRANT for my arrest out of Orange County for an incident that had occurred many years before. The District Attorney had charged me with a violation of penal code section 503, Embezzlement; this crime carries a maximum punishment of three years in state prison. If I had attempted to take care of this myself I would have been arrested upon my return to Orange County. As a result I hired William Bruzzo to represent me because of this familiarity with the courts, the judges and the District Attorneys in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo was able to get the warrant recalled without my being present which is usually not permitted since it was a felony case. He then negotiated the case with the District Attorney and in the end got them to agree to DISMISS the case in exchange for restitution. I am truly grateful to Mr. Bruzzo and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
I was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and for being under the influence of it, a violation of Health and Safety Code section 11550(a) [H&S 11550(a)]. I faced up to 1 year in county jail for this offense. I had failed to appear for my arraignment and there was an active warrant in the system for my arrest. The warrant had been in effect for many years. I found out about this case when I looked at my background online and I was very concerned. I hired the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo to represent me as they are familiar with the Courts, the Judges and the District Attorney. Because of my prison priors I was not eligible for a drug diversion program. However, The Law Offices of William Bruzzo recalled my warrant immediately upon being hired and later negotiated with the District Attorney on my behalf and argued a Serna motion which was granted by the Judge! I got the case DISMISSED in the interest of justice. I truly believe that The Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo’s knowledge of the law and their familiarity with the courts and the district attorneys made all the difference in my case and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal matter.
Client charged with felony possession of a controlled substance for sale (Health and Safety Code Section 11378) that included a sentence enhancement for possession of a weapon out of Orange County Superior Court; in addition client was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. The client then failed to appear on either case, as a result a WARRANT was issued for the Client’s arrest. Seven years later the client was arrested on the warrant and faced up to 6 years in prison. By this time the client was married with children. Mr. Bruzzo made several appearances and in the end was able to negotiate a deal whereby the client was able to do his time on HOME CONFINEMENT; in addition Mr. Bruzzo managed to get the misdemeanor case DISMISSED. Mr. Bruzzo’s familiarity with the District Attorneys and the Judge made all the difference in the favorable outcome in this case.
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