Mark Theoharis

Mark Theoharis is a writer and attorney who specializes in legal writing for non-lawyers. The need to translate the Byzantine world of legal language into something an average reader can understand and use led him to create his company, De Novo Writing. He provides law firms, companies, and professionals with a range of services, from creating manuals and guides to ghost writing books and blog posts.

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Possession of a Controlled Substance: Drug Possession Laws
What is a controlled substance? Learn about the penalties for drug possession and the laws in your state.
Laws on Grand Theft
Theft and thievery have been around for as long as mankind has believed in the idea of individual property and property rights. Today, states differentiate the various kinds of theft into different categories.
Fraud: Laws and Penalties
Fraud involves using a lie, deception, falsehood, or dishonesty in an attempt to gain a benefit. The states and the federal governments have identified many types of fraud as criminal.
Transmitting an STD: Criminal Laws & Penalties
Criminal transmission of an STD crimes commonly encompass different types of diseases. State laws typically include both HIV as well as other communicable or contagious sexually transmitted diseases.
Money Laundering
Contrary to the common idiom, crime often pays. It can pay so much, in fact, that people with illegally acquired funds often develop complicated plans to make it appear as if the money originated from a legal source—referred to as washing or laundering money.
Child Abuse: Laws & Criminal Penalties
While all states have laws that govern physical attacks against children, such as battery or homicide, many others also have laws that specifically address child abuse.
Child Endangerment Laws
A parent, guardian, or caregiver who allows a child to be placed or remain in a dangerous, unhealthy, or inappropriate situation can face criminal charges for child endangerment.
Felony Theft and Larceny Laws
Learn how states define and penalize felony theft and felony larceny.
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
While the right to keep and bear arms is a constitutionally protected liberty, all states limit a person's ability to carry or possess certain weapons in certain situations. Each state has its own laws that establish the types of weapons that are illegal to own or possess.
Receiving Stolen Property
While theft is an universally understood crime, not everyone knows that you can also commit a theft crime if you acquire stolen or illegally obtained goods.