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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.

Bench Warrant

Bench Warrant Attorney in Sacramento, CA

One of the most common warrants issued in the state of California is a bench warrant, which can also be referred to as a “body attachment.”

A bench warrant is a warrant issued by a judge, hence the term “from the bench.”

This type of warrant isn’t issued based on the suspicion of crime like California arrest warrants are. Bench warrants are most likely issued in the event of:

  • Failure to appear on your court date
  • Failing to abide by other court orders
  • Failure to pay a fine for a misdemeanor offense

What Does A Bench Warrant Do?

A bench warrant authorizes any California police officer to arrest you and bring you directly to court. This means that if you get pulled over for a routine traffic stop – for example, if a tail light on your car was out – and you have a bench warrant issued, the officer has the authority to arrest you and take you in immediately.

From there, the judge can release or incarcerate you depending on your criminal history, what the warrant was issued for and how much of a flight risk the judge deems you to be.

Possible Penalties For Bench Warrants:

  • A violation of your probation 
  • Time spent in a county jail or state penitentiary
  • Increased fines
  • Suspension of your California driver’s license

An experienced warrants attorney in the state of California may be able to have a bench warrant recalled in your absence in the case of a misdemeanor; however, in the case of a felony bench warrant, you must be present in court to do so.

If you’ve been issued a bench warrant, getting it recalled requires the expertise of an attorney well-versed in California warrants. Jennifer Mouzis can provide you with the defense you need to rid your record of a bench warrant.

Call today to make an appointment 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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SB-1467-California
March 17, 2021

Defendants in a criminal case often want to know exactly what they should and shouldn’t say to their defense attorney about the events that preceded the arrest before they walk into the courtroom.   Depending on

SB620-Sacramento
February 13, 2021

In California, along with many other states, jail or prison is not considered the first line of defense against criminal convictions. In fact, incarceration is often seen as a last resort by judges who wish

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Prior to making an arrest, the officer who stopped you must have reasonable proof that you are too intoxicated to safely operate your vehicle.  To obtain this, a police officer will:  Evaluate How You’re Driving