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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.

Fleeing & Eluding

Fleeing & Eluding Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Evasion (fleeing & eluding a law enforcement officer) happens when you make an attempt to evade a police officer who is pursuing you in a marked vehicle, which includes motorcycles and bicycles.

There are several things a prosecutor must prove for you to be convicted of fleeing and evading:

  • The law enforcement officer’s car was marked in a distinctive way
  • The siren was used as reasonably necessary
  • The officer operating the vehicle was wearing a uniform
  • The officer displayed at least one red lit lamp that can be can be seen from the front
  • You saw or were able to see the red lit lamp
  • You fled or attempted to evade the police officer willfully
  • You had specific intent to elude the officer

Because of these required elements, there are many good defenses that could possibly get this charge dismissed or reduced if you have a skilled and experienced California attorney on your side.

Defense Strategies For Fleeing & Eluding

  • You did not attempt to evade the law enforcement officer willfully (for example, you were distracted, or were trying to drive to a safer location because you were alone in the car) 
  • You did not intend to evade the law enforcement officer (for example, you had an emergency and needed to rush somewhere rather than rushing away from the police officer)
  • The officer failed to display a red lit lamp, was not wearing a uniform or was not in a marked vehicle

If you are being charged with fleeing and eluding, don’t assume that the evidence against you is insurmountable. With the help of an aggressive attorney, you can present a strong case for having the charges dismissed or reduced.

Jennifer Mouzis is experienced in this area of California law and has the expertise necessary to present your case in the best way possible to the court.

Call 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

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

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