Case Conclusion Date: 01.18.2012
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Outcome: Dismissed with plea to lesser offense
Description: I was charged with a violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1) [Battery on a Co-habitant, spouse] and Penal Code Section 236 [False Imprisonment] for an alleged domestic violence situation. I hired attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his familarity with the courts and District Attorney. My case was complicated by fact that the â€œvictimâ€ showed signs of minor injuries in photos taken after the incident. This crime carried a maximum of 1 year in jail. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated my case by showing the lack of credibility of the witness and also developed a very effective theory of the case. In the end the District Attorney agreed to DISMISS the domestic violence charges against me in exchange for my pleading guilty to a much less non domestic violence offense. I received no jail and only 1 year of probation. I am very grateful to Mr. Bruzzo for this result and I would enthusiastically recommend him for any criminal or domestic violence matter.