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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Articles By Monica Steiner

Cyberbullying Laws in New York
New York punishes cyberbullying under its criminal harassment and stalking laws. Learn how NY law defines and penalizes criminal acts of cyberbullying, cyberharassment, and cyberstalking.
Felony Drug Possession
A person can face felony charges for illegal drug possession based on aggravating factors or intent to sell. Learn how prosecutors prove felony drug possession cases.
Open and Concealed Gun Carry Laws in North Carolina
Learn about North Carolina’s open and concealed carry gun laws, as well as the places where guns are off limits.
Can You Get a DUI for Marijuana Use?
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.
Embezzlement: Penalties and Sentencing
When you combine stealing and violating a special position of trust, you have the unique crime of embezzlement.
Cyberbullying and Online Harassment in Massachusetts
Cyberbullying and online harassment are not only harmful but can also cross the line to criminal conduct.
Cyberbullying in Michigan
While bullying may have always been a special problem among teenagers, cyberbullying—bullying that occurs in an electronic format—can be even more harmful. But did you know it can also be a crime? Learn how Michigan criminal laws punish cyberbullies.
Michigan Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charges and Penalties
A minor in Michigan may not purchase, consume, or possess alcoholic liquor—or attempt to do so—with few exceptions. Learn how Michigan law penalizes minor in possession crimes.
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.