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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.

Manslaughter

Manslaughter Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

California law defines manslaughter as “the unlawful killing of a human being without malice.”

There are two different forms of manslaughter –voluntary and involuntary.

Voluntary Manslaughter

When a killing takes place in the heat of passionor during a sudden argument, this is considered voluntary manslaughter.

There was no premeditation involved, and the killing did not take place with “malice aforethought.”

Involuntary Manslaughter

Involuntary manslaughter does not include vehicular manslaughter, and it is defined as a killing that takes place in the following circumstances:

  • During the commission of an unlawful act that is not a felony
  • During the commission of a lawful act that can produce a death if it is “performed without due caution.” This act does not have to be dangerous to apply to involuntary manslaughter.

Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular manslaughter occurs when a killing takes place involving a vehicle and can be with or without the involvement of drugs or alcohol.

For a vehicular manslaughter charge to stick, it must be proven that the:

  • car was driven by the accused in an unlawful way
  • car was driven with gross negligence (felony) or without gross negligence (misdemeanor); or
  • accused caused the accident on purpose for financial gain

Jennifer Mouzis Law Can Help

Whether voluntary, involuntary or vehicular manslaughter, most manslaughter cases are accidents.

Causing the death of another person is traumatic and living with serious consequences such as:

  • jail time
  • a permanent criminal record
  • substantial fines

If you’ve been charged with manslaughter, it is critical that you contact an experienced lawyer who is well-versed in California manslaughter law.

Jennifer Mouzis has substantial expertise in this area and can help you prepare a solid defense against manslaughter charges.

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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