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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.

Meet Jennifer Mouzis

Jennifer Mouzis, Criminal Defense LawyerJennifer Mouzis, Criminal Defense Attorney

After an impressive career as a prosecutor, Jennifer Mouzis joined the ranks of criminal defense attorneys and became a valuable resource to the Sacramento criminal defense community.

A veteran of tough cases, Ms. Mouzis brings an aggressive and effective style that has yielded proven results for her clients.

Sacramento criminal defense lawyer Jennifer Mouzis graduated from the University of California Davis and the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law with many academic distinctions which include:

  • The Order of the Coif
  • The Traynor Society
  • Graduate with Great Distinction
  • Deans List: 1995-1998

Jennifer Mouzis is a member of the Sacramento Criminal Law County Bar Association

Upon graduation, Jennifer Mouzis joined the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. There she:

  • prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanors to attempted murders
  • prosecuted cases as part of the Adult Sexual Assault Prosecution Team and the Career Criminal Prosecution Team
  • spent a great deal of time prosecuting cases in the Juvenile Court System
  • developed a strong foundation for later specialization in the legal defense of juveniles in the criminal justice system

Sacramento County Bar Association Criminal LawIn 2007, Jennifer Mouzis became a private criminal law attorney.

Jennifer Mouzis uses the legal and litigation skills she has developed over her career to advocate on behalf of juveniles and adults accused of criminal conduct. She is committed to zealously advocating on behalf of her clients and uses the best investigators and experts to develop strong cases in court.

Awards and accomplishments:
  • Graduate, Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of California Davis
  • Delta Upsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society,             University of California, Davis
  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to the Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Community Affairs Division
  • Graduate with “Great Distinction”, McGeorge School of Law
  • Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law
  • Traynor Society, McGeorge School of Law
  • Deans List (1995-1998), McGeorge School of Law
  • Current member of the Indigent Defense Panel Executive Committee from the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Current Chair of the Education Committee of the Sacramento Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • 2014 “Attorney of the Year” for Recognition of Superior Advocacy, Sacramento County Bar Association, Indigent Defense Panel
  • Barrister, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court (former)
  • Lecturer to legal and law enforcement professionals in the areas of ethical violations, preservation of record, gang testimony, examination techniques

Ms. Mouzis will continue to aggressively defend persons accused of crimes in California.

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

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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

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