Mr. Bruzzo’s extensive experience in local courts in
Orange County can make the difference in the
outcome of your case.
In California a misdemeanor is defined as any offense where the maximum amount of jail time the person convicted of the crime can spend in jail is one-year. Most Driving under the influence cases are charged as misdemeanors; however, if the client is charged with his 4th driving under the influence case within 10 years of three prior convictions then the fourth case can be charged as a felony. However, a driving under the influence case that involves substantial bodily injury can also be charged as a felony
Notably some charges can be filed as misdemeanors or felonies and are called wobblers. In those cases where a charge is filed as felony but it can also be a misdemeanor, a skilled attorney can request that the court or the District Attorney reduce the matter to a misdemeanor. For more information on what can be done on your case contact Attorney William W. Bruzzo at (714) 547-4636.