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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Articles By Mark Theoharis

Misappropriation of Funds: Definition and Criminal Penalties
Learn how the law defines and punishes misappropriation of funds.
Juvenile Weapons Possession
All states limit the right to purchase, own, or possess weapons to some extent, though restrictions differ widely. And many states ban minors from having guns, subject to some exceptions.
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon: Laws and Penalties
The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but there are limits. Read here about what kinds of weapons are often prohibited, the circumstances that make having weapons illegal, and the legal consequences of breaking these laws.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
People who may legally possess and even openly carry weapons can't always place those weapons in their pockets or otherwise conceal them without breaking the law.
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.
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 Desertion and Abandonment
Parents or guardians who care for minor children have a legal responsibility to protect the children and ensure they are not exposed to harm. When such an adult deserts or abandons a child, that behavior is often a crime.
Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion Laws and Penalties
Using fraudulent or illegal means to avoid paying taxes is generally referred to as tax fraud or tax evasion. Learn how federal tax law defines these crimes, and what sentences are possible for tax crimes.
Health Care Fraud
Health care fraud comes in many forms and carries stiff penalties under both federal and state laws.
Disturbing the Peace
Disturbing the peace, also known as a breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, or by similar terms, occurs whenever someone acts in a way that disrupts the public order or disturbs the peace and tranquility of the community.