Monica Steiner

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Monica Steiner is a contributing author for Nolo and a member of the California State Bar. Monica earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley; and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Her practice experience includes real estate/land use transactions, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure and short sales, and business entity formation.

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Forgery Laws in Virginia
Virginia penalizes forgery offenses as felonies. A person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud, the person creates, alters, or knowingly tries to use any false public record or certificate, banknote or coin, or another document that affects someone’s legal rights.
Virginia Embezzlement Laws
Embezzlement is a type of larceny. It occurs when a defendant, who was entrusted to manage or monitor someone else's money or property, steals all or part of that money or property for the defendant's personal gain.
Indiana Public Intoxication Laws
In Indiana, public intoxication is a crime. Arresting a person accused of public intoxication in Indiana is discretionary by the arresting officer. The officer may cite and release or detain the individual or transport her to her residence or to a responsible adult.
Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
The often tragic consequences and harsh legal penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol are well publicized. What many people don’t realize is that it is also illegal and punishable in all 50 states to drive under the influence of marijuana.
Medical Marijuana and Driving
Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state, driving while under the influence for any reason is illegal.
Texas Embezzlement Laws
Embezzlement is a type of property theft. It occurs when a defendant, who was entrusted to manage or monitor someone else’s money or property, steals all or part of that money or property for the defendant’s personal gain.
Embezzlement: Penalties and Sentencing
Learn about embezzlement in general and find state specific information on the potential penalties.
California Statutory Rape Laws
In California, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than  18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Marital Rape Laws
Rape—any nonconsensual sexual intercourse— between non-spouses has always been illegal. However, until 1975, every state had a “marital exemption” that allowed a husband to rape his wife without fear of legal consequences.
Cyberbullying and Online Harassment in Massachusetts
Massachusetts legislators have addressed bullying (and its electronic cousin, cyberbullying) in their general criminal statutes, and also by requiring all schools to implement antibullying policies, discussed more below.