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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California has specifically outlawed “revenge porn.”
In most states, the laws that criminalize public sex make it a misdemeanor crime. Some state laws explicitly criminalize public sexual activity. Other laws are broader and cover a variety of indecent or lewd conduct.
The penalty for an infraction is generally limited to a fine (no jail time). But don't discount an infraction as not serious. Fines and surcharges can rack up quickly, and even a simple traffic stop can lead to arrest or additional charges.
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
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.
Signing another's name with permission is not forgery, but be sure that you sign in a way that reveals the permission.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law preventing registered sex offenders from using social media such as Facebook and Instagram.
Sexual harassment, if accomplished by acts that are crimes, can become a criminal matter.
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.
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.