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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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Forgery Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

You can be convicted of forgery under California law if you “knowingly alter, create, or use a written document, intending to commit a fraud.”

Many people are under the assumption that forgery is simply signing someone else’s name on a document, but to be charged with forgery as a crime, significantly more is involved.

You must have the intention of committing fraud in addition to doing any of the following:

  • Sign another person’s name without their consent
  • Make alterations to or falsify certain written legal documents
  • Recreate or counterfeit any document relating to money (such as investments or the sale/exchange of property)
  • Recreate or counterfeit any document that relates to how the possessions or property of a person are dispersed after their death
  • Recreate or falsify a notarized document

In addition, the laws in California for forgery only apply to a forgery committed to defraud or damage another person out of property, money or legal rights.

Being Convicted Of Forgery In The State Of California

The prosecution’s job is actually quite simple when it comes to prosecuting a forgery charge:

All that must be proven is that you committed one of the above actions and that you had the intent to commit fraud when you did so.

Regardless of whether or not the person was actually defrauded as a result of your actions, or even if you paid the person back, you can still be convicted of a forgery charge if you had the intent to commit fraud.

Don’t assume that because the prosecuting attorney has very few things to prove when it comes to prosecuting a forgery charge that you will be convicted.

With an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, it is possible that your charges can be reduced or even dismissed. Let Jennifer Mouzis help you put together a strong case that will stand up in 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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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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