Deborah C. England

Deborah England is a litigator with 20 years of employment law experience. She has published numerous articles and essays on employment and civil rights law, and frequently speaks on these topics before legal and HR professional organizations. England makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Articles By Deborah C. England

Can Registered Sex Offenders Be Barred From Using Social Media?
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law preventing registered sex offenders from using social media such as Facebook and Instagram.
If someone gives me permission to sign their name, have I committed forgery?
Signing another's name with permission is not forgery, but be sure that you sign in a way that reveals the permission.
Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking Laws in Florida
Anyone who harasses another person using an electronic form of communication commits a crime in Florida. Florida law also prohibits bullying (including cyberbullying via electronic means) at public schools and directs each school to enact an anti-bullying policy.
Perjury: Laws and Penalties
Perjury, the crime of lying under oath, is a serious offense because it can derail the basic goal of the justice system—discovering the truth. Learn what perjury is and how it's punished.
State Sex Offender Registration
Sex offenders must register periodically with state authorities for years after release, and their status as a sex offender affects and limits many aspects of their lives.
Caught Having Sex in Public: Laws, Charges, and Penalties
In most states, the laws that criminalize public sex make it a misdemeanor. Some state laws explicitly criminalize public sexual activity. Other laws are broader and cover a variety of indecent or lewd conduct.
Revenge Porn Laws in California
California has specifically outlawed revenge porn.
Civil Liability
If you intentionally or even just mistakenly injure someone or damage someone's property, you could end up being responsible for paying for the other person's losses. This is known as "civil liability."
What Is a Prima Facie Case?
You’ve heard the term used on “CSI” or “Law and Order” but what does it mean? It’s not just decorative legalese to impress the uninitiated. It is an early and essential part of every legal action, and has particular significance in criminal cases. What is a Prima Facie Case? The term translates
Prostitution in Nevada: Laws and Penalties
Nevada is the only state in the union where prostitution is legal. However, Nevada permits prostitution only in licensed brothels located in just eight counties in the state.