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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.

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.


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.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Defense Lawyer in Sacramento, CA

Child abuse in the state of California involves all manners of abuse including:

  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect

These offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident(s) and the factors unique to your case. It’s also possible to have multiple felony and/or misdemeanor charges in a single child abuse case, or additional charges of child endangerment and battery, because often child abuse involves more than one single act of abuse.

Because there is no clear definition of what constitutes actual abuse, the jury is required to evaluate the individual circumstances of each case to determine whether the defendant’s actions truly constituted abuse./p>

Sound allegations of child abuse should be pursued in earnest. However, false accusations or evidence that is misleading can ruin your family, your career, your reputation, and it can take away your freedom.

Whatever circumstance causes one to be charged with child abuse or neglect, it is the belief of Jennifer Mouzis that a single incident of impaired judgment shouldn’t give way to disastrous, life-changing consequences.

False child abuse allegations are quite common, and are often the result of someone’s:

  • anger
  • revenge
  • jealousy
  • need to be in control

This is where having a seasoned lawyer is essential.

Only a lawyer who routinely defends these types of cases will know:

  • the types of questions to ask
  • the types of investigations to pursue
  • the types of evidence that will effectively highlight the deficiencies in the prosecutor’s case

If you’re facing allegations of child abuse, the first step is to familiarize yourself with California child abuse law by hiring a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who can help you understand the laws and how they apply to your specific case.

Jennifer Mouzis has had successful outcomes in many child abuse cases and can give your case the edge it needs to prevail in court.

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

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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

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

January 18, 2021

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