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William Bruzzo’s Legal Cases

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  • People v. VG (Domestic Violence)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 18, 2012
    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 “victim” 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.
  • People v. MV (Assault with Great Bodily Injury)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty after Trial
    Description:
    Aggravated Assault with Great Bodily Injury (Penal Code Section 245(a) (1); Battery with serious bodily injury Penal Code Section 243(d)- Client facing 13 years Prison
  • People v. J.C. (Carrying a Loaded Weapon in Public)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Outcome:
    Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Description:
    I was arrested for carrying a loaded weapon in public in violation of penal code section 25850(a)/(c) (6) as a felony. I was facing up to three years in prison for this offense. In addition I had a prior conviction for the same offense. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his familiarity with the courts and District Attorney in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo negotiated a reduction of the case to a misdemeanor. I ended up paying a fine and getting cal trans. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any criminal matter.
  • People v. SD (Grand Theft)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    I was arrested and charged with Grand Theft (Penal Code Section 487(a)) for taking items from a store worth almost $1,800.00. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his past case results and his familiarity with the courts and District Attorney in Orange County. This case would have been filed as a felony but Mr. Bruzzo spoke with the District Attorney prior to the court date and the case got filed as a misdemeanor. Notably, I had a prior case for the same thing. Mr. Bruzzo went to court and negotiated with the District Attorney. Despite the high value of the items taken, he managed to get me a program and a DISMISSAL of the case with DNA. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any theft or criminal matter. SD 2-28-13
  • People v. CM (Petty Theft)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    I was arrested and charged with three counts of Petty Theft [Penal Code Section 484(a)-488] for taking items from different cars [Car Fishing] without permission from the owner. I was facing up to 18 months in jail for these offenses. I hired attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his past success with similar cases and his familiarity with the courts and the District Attorney in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo made several appearances in court for me. He finally managed to get all the charges DISMISSED. I never pled guilty, I never took a class. I am very happy with this result and I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any theft or criminal matter. CM 2/28/13
  • People v. SH (Possession of a Controlled Substance)

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Outcome:
    Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Description:
    I was charged with H&S 11350, Possession of Heroin a felony. I had previously been convicted of a felony as well. I hired attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me as I have had good experiences with his previous representations and because of his familiarity with the Courts, District Attorney and Judges in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo was able to negotiate a dismissal of the felony even though the evidence against me was very strong. I ended up pleading to Business and Professions Code Section 4060, [Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription] a misdemeanor. I received credit for one day in jail [Credit Time Served] and informal probation. In addition I did not have to attend a program. I am very happy with this result and based on this I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any possession of a controlled substance or criminal matter. SH 3-20-13
  • People v. SM

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Outcome:
    Dismissed after client took class and gave DNA
    Description:
    I was charged with Driving on a Suspended License (Vehicle Code Section 14601.1); in addition, I had a prior conviction of Driving without a License (Vehicle Code Section Section 12500). Both cases went to warrant because I did not appear or I did not complete my requirements. I had 10 days of jail suspended on my old case when I picked up the new case for Driving on a Suspended License (Vehicle Code Section 14601.1) I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me because of his familiarity with the courts and District Attorney in Orange County. Mr. Bruzzo got me a program where the Driving on a Suspended License (Vehicle Code Section 14601.1) got DISMISSED after I completed the program. Also, he convinced the court not to give me jail time on the old case. I am very happy with this result and I would recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any similar case or criminal matter.
  • People v. MS (Seal and Destroy Records / Factual Innocense

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Outcome:
    Petition Granted; Arrest ordered Sealed and Destroyed.
    Description:
    Client arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Bruzzo got case dismissed but arrest remained on record. Three years later Mr. Bruzzo files a Petition to Seal and Destroy Records /Factual Innocence Motion and it is GRANTED. This is an order to law enforcement from the court to seal and then destroy the record of the arrest. It will clean up client's record.
  • People v. CH

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Aug 05, 2015
    Outcome:
    Found Not Guilty At Trial
    Description:
    Client Found Not Guilty in Domestic Violence Case I was charged with Battery on a Cohabitant under Penal Code Section 243(e) (1) [Domestic Violence] and violating a protective order under Penal Code Section 166(c) (1). I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. Mr. Bruzzo tried to resolve the matter but the District Attorney refused to dismiss the charges. In the end I went to trial. I was found NOT GUILTY of the Domestic Violence charge [under Penal Code Section 243(e) (1) and despite an eye witness against me] although guilty of violating protective order charges [those two convictions were later vacated because Mr. Bruzzo filed a motion for a new trial due to the Judge’s error during trial]; I am very happy with Mr. Bruzzo’s representation and trial skills and I would enthusiastically recommend him. Dated: 08/05/15 CH
  • People v. SR

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed I was charged with Domestic Violence under Penal Code Section 273.5. Two women and my spouse told police I had assaulted my spouse. I hired Attorney Will Bruzzo to represent me. The matter was set for trial. When my wife refused to testify the District Attorney tried to force her to testify. [A Domestic Violence Victim cannot be incarcerated or arrested for refusing to testify although he/she can be fined] Mr. Bruzzo brought this misconduct to the court’s attention. When the District Attorney tried to get my wife’s statements she made to the police into evidence Mr. Bruzzo argued to keep them out. The court [ruled] that the statements my wife made to the police were inadmissible [in the trial]. The DA then had no evidence and the case was DISMISSED. I recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any Domestic Violence case. Dated: 07/16/15 SR