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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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.
Practicing Medicine Without a License
Practicing medicine without a license can lead to criminal charges, civil penalties, and civil lawsuits.
Transmitting an STD in Florida
Florida makes it a crime to expose another to an STD, such as herpes or HIV. Florida's STD laws are harsh and apply even if no transmission or infection occurs.
Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas
In Texas, a person could face intoxication manslaughter charges for driving while impaired and causing an accident that kills someone. This first- or second-degree felony can land a defendant in prison.
Laws on Federal Fraud
Federal law defines fraud as any intentional deception or misrepresentation used to benefit yourself or someone else.
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.
North Carolina Felony Crimes by Class and Sentences
North Carolina organizes felony crimes into 10 different lettered categories, from Class A to I.
Burglary: Charges, Penalties, and Sentencing
When most people think of burglary, they think of a thief in a black outfit sneaking into someone's home in the middle of the night. While such activity definitely counts as burglary, the legal definition applies to a much broader range of activities.
Drug Trafficking Laws
Though many people believe that “drug trafficking” is synonymous with “drug dealing,” trafficking laws cast a wider net.
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.