Sex Offender Registration
Being alleged of a sex crime almost certainly results in being required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of a person's life. A lifelong obligation such as this is not only embarrassing because it is public record, but it could also interfere with a person's current employment status, future job opportunities, and would impose stricter restrictions on where that person would be allowed to reside.
Sex Offender Registry Defense Attorney in Miami Beach, Florida
If you have found yourself under investigation, have been arrested for a sex crime, or have already been convicted of a sex crime and are unsure if you have violated Florida's registration law, you need the legal counsel of an experienced Miami sex crime defense attorney before making any statements that could further hinder your case.
Evan Hoffman is an experienced criminal defense attorney located in Miami that has successfully represented clients faced with a variety of sex crimes including rape, sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, and child molestation throughout Doral, Aventura, North Miami, Homestead, and other cities within Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Contact The Hoffman Firm today to schedule your free initial legal consultation at (305) 249-0090 or submit an online contact form. When faced with egregious sex crime allegations, every moment counts when it comes to protecting your rights. Contact us today so your freedom and well-being are not put in further jeopardy.
What is Florida's Sex Offender Registry?
Florida Statute 943.0435 requires individuals convicted of a sex crime to register as a sex offender for the remainder of their life and regularly update their personal information. Failure to comply with the many parameters of Florida's registration law is a felony offense and could result in additional fines and further incarceration.
Some of Florida's Registration Requirements are:
- Reporting to local Sheriff's Offices – A person convicted of a sex crime must register themselves by reporting in person to a local sheriff's office within 48 hours of being released from incarceration.
- Provide Personal Information for Online Registry – A person convicted of a sex crime must disclose a plethora of personal information that will become public record, such as; their name, date of birth, social security number, address, vehicle information, employment information, and fingerprints (among other things).
- Reregister Every Time You Move – A person convicted of a sex crime must reregister with the local sheriff's office by updating their address and personal information every time they relocate.
- Reregister Multiple Times a Year – A person convicted of a sex crime must reregister with a local sheriff's office up to four times a year, depending on the offense.
Failure to meet any requirement established by Florida Statute 943.0435 can result in you being arrested and charged with a third-degree felony.
What are Common Sex Crimes in Florida?
Florida law classifies a wide range of criminal offenses as sex crimes. Some of the most commonly charged sex crimes in Miami-Dade County are:
- Kidnapping a Child under the age of Thirteen (FS 787.01)
- False Imprisonment of a Child under the Age of Thirteen (FS 787.02)
- Luring or Enticing a child under the Age of Thirteen (FS 787.025)
- Unlawful Sex with Certain Minors (FS 794.05)
- Lewd and Lascivious offenses upon or in the presence of a person less than 16 (FS 800.04)
- Computer Pornography
- Traveling to meet a minor (FS 847.0135))
- Procuring a Person under 18 for Prostitution (FS 796.03)
What are the Penalties for Failing to Register?
Failing to register or update personal information timely and in accordance with the law is a felony offense that would impose significant fines and more time incarcerated. If an individual has been released on probation or parole and violates and portion of Florida's registry law, they have violated the terms of their release.
Miami, Florida Sex Crimes Resources
Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators – Visit this website to access Florida's sexual offender/predator database published and maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which allows the general public to view information regarding sexual predators and sexual offenders throughout the State of Florida.
National Sex Offender Public Website – Visit this website to conveniently access information regarding all registered sex offenders within the United States, including both United States Territories and Native American Territories.
Sex Offender Registration Defense Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida
If you have found yourself under investigation, have been arrested for a sex crime, or have already been convicted of a sex crime and are unsure if you have violated Florida's registration law, you need to seek sound advice from an experienced Miami-Dade County, Florida defense attorney immediately.
Attorney Evan Hoffman was a former prosecutor and has a thorough understanding of Florida Criminal law. He has zealously represented clients faced with a wide range of criminal allegations including prostitution, child molestation, child pornography, and statutory rape throughout Miami, Miami Beach, Homestead, and other cities throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Contact The Hoffman Firm today at (305) 249-0090 or submit an online contact form to receive your free initial consultation and have your case reviewed by a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
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