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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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Vandalism Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Vandalism is defined by California law as maliciously destroying or defacing another person’s property. It can be charged as either an infraction, a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the monetary value associated with the damages:

  • Damages worth less than $250, the act of vandalism was specifically graffiti or “other inscribed material,” and you have no prior vandalism offenses, the offense may be charged as an infraction but can be charged as a misdemeanor
  • Damages worth less than $400 may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor 
  • Damages worth more than $400 may be prosecuted as a felony

Penalties For Vandalism

Infraction –

  • Subject to community service and up to a$1,000 fine

Misdemeanor –

  • summary probation
  • up to one year in county jail
  • a fine of up to $1,000 (this increases to $5,000 if you have a prior vandalism conviction)
  • driver’s license suspension for up to two years
  • community service
  • counseling

Felony –

  • up to one year in a county jail
  • up to a $10,000 fine (this can be increased to up to $50,000 if the damages were in excess of $10,000)
  • probation
  • counseling
  • community service

If the damages for a felony vandalism charge are over $400, you stand to serve significantly more jail time and could possibly be sentenced to two to three years in a state prison.

Defense Strategies Against Vandalism Charges

A seasoned California defense attorney is knowledgeable about the defense strategies that are most likely to prevail in the California court system.

  • The vandalism that occurred was an accident
  • You are being falsely accused
  • It was not you who vandalized the property

Jennifer Mouzis can help construct a solid vandalism defense that will stand up in court.

Don’t wait – call for a consultation today.

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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