Monica Steiner

J.D. · UC Law San Francisco

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 UC Law San Francisco. Her practice experience includes real estate/land use transactions, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure and short sales, and business entity formation.

Articles By Monica Steiner

What Are Some Common "Strict Liability" Crimes?
Usually, prosecutors must show that the defendant acted intentionally or knowingly. But, with strict liability crimes, the prosecution doesn’t need to prove that a defendant intended to do something that's illegal.
What Is Federal Supervised Release?
In the federal system, supervised release (sometimes also called special or mandatory parole) is a preliminary period of restricted freedom for recently released prisoners.
Is there a federal parole system?
Under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Congress eliminated parole for federal prisoners convicted of crimes committed on or after November 1, 1987. But the U.S. Parole Commission still exists. What is its current role?
What Is Parole? How Does Parole Work?
Parole is a prison inmate’s privilege of conditional freedom. The prisoner gets out from behind bars, but has to live up to a series of responsibilities.
How much time off for good behavior do you get in federal prison?
What does "time off for good behavior" mean? How much do you get off in the federal system?