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The Constitutionality Of 1437

In this recent podcast, Jennifer Mouzis, the attorney for Mr. Davidson relays why SB1437 is vital and constitutional and explains how her client, Mr. Davidsion was not involved in the crime.

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Fighting back against Racial Profiling

Anthony Hernandez was arrested and spent a month in custody because of racial profiling and presumptions by the arresting officer. It might have been far worse had it not been for the persistence of his defense attorney, who kept demanding that prosecutors turn over body camera footage of the incident from the arresting officer. Once the officer turned it over to the prosecutor’s office, almost immediately the Sacramento DA dropped the charges. The Vanguard speaks to Attorney Jennifer Mouzis about the arrest and the illegal activities of the Sacramento Police.

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If you’ve been accused of a crime, but NOT formally charged yet. Don’t waste time... Call defense attorney Mouzis directly 24/7 for a free, confidential case evaluation at 1-(916)822-8702- LET US HELP PREVENT CHARGES FROM EVER BEING FILED.

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Criminal Appeals Attorney in Sacramento, CA

If you are seeking an appeal for your California criminal trial, hire a lawyer with an appellate court specialty who will command a fresh look at your case.

While it’s common for clients to believe their current attorney is best suited for an appeal since the attorney is already familiar with the case, the background and expertise required for a successful appeals case are quite different from the skills used when preparing a case for litigation.

The appeals court is your last stop for getting your conviction overturned or your sentence modified; it is essential that you have a dedicated, practical lawyer on your team with extensive experience in appellate law.

What A Skilled Appeals Lawyer Can Do For You:

  • Petition the appellate court to have your conviction overturned
  • Petition the court to grant you a new trial
  • Petition the court to grant you a lighter sentence

Jennifer Mouzis is a California appellate lawyer who will thoroughly evaluate your case and trial records to detect possible legal errors or mistakes that may have contributed to a wrongful conviction or sentence.

Examples Of Grounds For An Appeal In California:

  • Ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Jury misconduct
  • Prosecutorial misconduct
  • False arrest
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Exclusion of evidence
  • Improper admission of evidence
  • Newly discovered evidence
  • Sentencing errors

If errors are found, Jennifer Mouzis has the experience to dispute whether the issues provide justified grounds for an appeal and to present your case in a way that may convince the appellate court to overturn your judgment, grant you a new trial, or impose a different sentence.

In the state of California, there is a time limit in which you can file appeals. For misdemeanor cases, an appeal must be filed within 30 days of the original judgment. For felony appeals, this limit increases to 60 days.

In order to win your appellate case, it is crucial that you hire a qualified appeals lawyer quickly.

Call Jennifer Mouzis today for a consultation.

What Is The Difference Between A Misdemeanor And A Felony?

There are key differences between a misdemeanor and a felony in the judicial system.

A misdemeanor is a minor criminal offense, whereas a felony is a much more serious, usually violent, criminal offense.

Examples of felony violations include:felony violations

  • murder
  • possession of dangerous drugs for sale
  • robberyrape

Examples of misdemeanor violations are:

  • petty theft
  • driving on a suspended license and drunk driving

The essential difference is the severity of punishment.

A felony conviction can lead you in state prison, but a misdemeanor will only have you do time in the local or country jail. A felony can involve a fine up to $10,000 and a sentence of up to life in prison or even the death sentence for special circumstance murder. A misdemeanor is generally punishable by a $1,000 fine and a maximum of one year in count jail.

In addition to the longer punishment, a person convicted of a felony: loses the right to vote, cannot possess firearms, cannot obtain certain licenses, such as a hunting or a fishing license and is also required to disclose a conviction when applying for jobs.

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Jennifer Mouzis is a successful, experienced, and tenacious California defense lawyer. Jennifer Mouzis has handled thousands of criminal cases in Sacramento and the surrounding area.

Don't waste time... Call defense attorney Mouzis directly 24/7 for a free, confidential case evaluation at 1-(916) 822-8702

In The News

SB620-Sacramento
July 11, 2020

Introduction Of SB620 California State Senator Steve Bradford introduced SB620 in late 2016, after citing a case where a 17-year-old defendant was sentenced to 30 years to life after being convicted of a felony during

SB-1467-California
June 11, 2020

In September of 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 1437 into law. Co-written by Senators Joel Anderson (R) and Nancy Skinner (D), SB 1437 amends the state’s felony-murder rule that in the past

reduced-murder-charges
May 22, 2020

Reduced Or Dismissed Charges Under SB1437 Senate Bill 1437 was signed into law in California in September of 2018. The Senate bill was a means to modify California’s murder law in order to limit which