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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.


Misdemeanor Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Although misdemeanor crimes may seem minor when compared to a felony, the consequences for these crimes are still substantial and can change your life in many negative ways.

Misdemeanor crimes carry with them:

  • fines
  • jail time
  • a permanent criminal record, which could make it difficult for you to successfully pursue a career or obtain a professional license.

Wobbler Crimes In California

In the state of California, there are many crimes that are considered “wobblers,” meaning that they can be tried as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime.

Examples of wobbler crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Certain acts of vandalism
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Certain acts of forgery
  • Bigamy
  • Child abandonment or neglect
  • Certain acts of vehicular manslaughter
  • Certain acts of conspiracy

Strategies For Misdemeanor Defense

There are many different ways to fight misdemeanor charges, or petition to have felony charges reduced to misdemeanor in the case of wobbler crimes.

If the charges cannot be dismissed, they may be able to be successfully reduced. Also, the sentencing may be reduced to a less severe penalty, depending on the crime in question and the circumstances surrounding it.

Compiling a successful defense against misdemeanor charges – regardless of the crime in question – requires the skill of an expert California lawyer who has extensive experience defending misdemeanor cases.

Jennifer Mouzis is an accomplished attorney with a background in misdemeanor law that can mean the difference between having your charges dismissed or being charged with a felony.

Call today to set up an appointment for a consultation to discuss you case.

Jennifer Mouzis is available to speak with you regarding the best strategies to build a solid defense. This defense can fight the charges against you and preserve your freedom, your liberties and your record.

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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February 13, 2021

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