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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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.
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."
Signing another's name with permission is not forgery, but be sure that you sign in a way that reveals the permission.
Interfering with a witness’s testimony or cooperation in a criminal case is a criminal act that can be misdemeanor or a felony. Intimidating or tampering with a witness involves trying to get a witness to lie, say certain things under oath, alter or destroy evidence, or not testify.
New Jersey has a specific law prohibiting nonconsensual pornography, also known as revenge porn or cyber exploitation.
Question: Can a person be convicted of a crime for posting a threat on the Internet, even one that is part of a rap lyric? Doesn't the First Amendment protect expressions like this?
Criminal defendants have a Sixth Amendment right to a public trial by an impartial jury. An impartial jury must represent a fair cross-section of the community, which begins with a jury pool and then jury selection.
California has specifically outlawed revenge porn.
Revenge porn is illegal in Arizona, where it is a crime to post or disclose explicit images of another person in order to harass that person.
Revenge porn is a type of harassment of the second degree in Alaska. When a minor is the victim, the punishment is increased.