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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.

Hit & Run

Hit & Run Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Under California law, there are two different types of hit and run charges – misdemeanor hit and runand felony hit and run.

Misdemeanor Hit And Run

Misdemeanor hit and run occurs when another person’s property was damaged in a vehicular accident, and you leave the scene without exchanging information or identifying yourself to the person whose property was damaged.

Felony Hit And Run

Felony hit and run charges are similar, but there is one key difference:

To be charged with a felony hit and run, the accident must cause bodily injury or death.

If only property is damaged, the hit and run cannot be charged as a felony.

Hit and Run Penalties

Even if you are convicted of a misdemeanor hit and run charge, the penalties imposed can be very serious:

  • you will have a permanent criminal record
  • you can be charged a fine of up to $1,000
  • you can be punished with up to six months time in a county jail

A felony hit and run carries steeper penalties:

  • you can be charged a fine of between $1,000 and $10,000
  • and/or up to three to four years in state prison

Defense Strategies Against Hit And Run Charges

There are many scenarios that can be used by a skilled criminal defense lawyer to have hit and run charges dismissed or reduced, including but not limited to the following:

  • It was only your car that was damaged in the accident, and no other people were injured or property was damaged
  • You were not aware that the accident caused any damage, or that an accident had taken place
  • It was not you who was involved in the accident

Protect yourself, your freedom and your rights by retaining a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can give your case the time and attention it deserves.

Jennifer Mouzis is available to immediately review your case.

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.

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