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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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Kidnapping

Kidnapping Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

A kidnapping violation occurs in the state of California when you “move another person a substantial distance without that person’s consent by using force or fear.”

“Force or fear” is defined as threatening the victim with physical harm to cause fear or actually inflict physical force as a means to control the victim.

Aggravated Kidnapping

More serious kidnapping charges can be filed if the kidnapping involves any of the following situations:

  • You inflict serious injuries and/or death upon the victim during the kidnapping
  • Demand a ransom in conjunction with the kidnapping
  • Kidnapping someone while committing a carjacking

The violation of other laws while committing a kidnapping can impose aggravated kidnapping charges, which carries a sentence of five years to life in prison and is determined by the circumstances surrounding the case.

Kidnapping Penalties

All kidnapping charges are considered felonies under California law.

  • “Simple” kidnapping is the least offensive charge and carries a penalty of up to eight years in state prison.
  • All kidnapping charges fall under California’s “Three Strikes Law,” which means you will get a strike on your criminal record and are required to serve at least 85% of the prison time you were sentenced to before you are eligible for parole.

Defending Kidnapping Charges

A skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer can use a variety of defense strategies to possibly get the charges reduced or cleared. Possible kidnapping defense strategies include but are not limited to:

  • Being falsely accused of the kidnapping
  • You were not the person who actually committed the crime, you were only present at the time
  • There is not enough evidence to prove the kidnapping occurred or that you committed the kidnapping
  • The victim was not moved far enough to qualify as being kidnapped
  • There was consent for movement

Jennifer Mouzis has defended many kidnapping cases and has the experience necessary to help you prevail in court.

Call today for a consultation and be confident that you’re preparing the best defense you can.

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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