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

Possession of a Controlled Substance in Ohio
Learn how Ohio classifies and penalizes drug possession offenses.
Prostitution, Pimping, and Pandering Laws in South Carolina
In South Carolina, prostitution and crimes related to it are usually a misdemeanor, but can sometimes be a felony, depending on the circumstances.
Federal Embezzlement Laws
Federal embezzlement laws target theft from the federal government or its money. Learn how quickly embezzling can add up to a federal felony and possible prison time.
Possession of a Controlled Substance in Utah
All states regulate the possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), though each differs in its exact definition of CDS and the penalties for illegal possession. Utah classifies not only well-known drugs like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine as CDS, but also the compounds used to manufacture them.
Can You Get a DUI for Using Medical Marijuana?
Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state, driving while under the influence for any reason is illegal.
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.