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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Possession of illegal drugs can land you with a felony conviction and harsh fines in New York.
Illegal possession of drugs in Louisiana can mean penalties that range from fine-only offenses to months of jail time or years of prison time. Learn more about drug classifications and possible punishments under Louisiana law.
All states regulate and control the possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), though each differs in its exact definition of CDS and the penalties for possession. New Jersey classifies not only well-known drugs like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine as CDS, but also the compounds used to manufacture them.
Learn how Ohio classifies and penalizes drug possession offenses.
Many forgery offenses in Kentucky result in felony penalties, including those involving criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Consuming alcohol in public is a misdemeanor offense in Iowa. Learn what alternatives may be available in lieu of arrest.
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 target theft from the federal government or its money. Learn how quickly embezzling can add up to a federal felony and possible prison time.
Even if medical marijuana is legal in your state, driving while under the influence for any reason is illegal.
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.