Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender
Under Florida law, if you have been convicted of a felony sex crime, you must register with local authorities promptly and accurately. Failure to comply with the law could result in arrest and incarceration. The Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys represent sex offenders and can counsel you on your rights and what obligations you must comply with under Florida state laws. We will explain any and all requirements imposed on you, deadlines you must meet and any other additional restrictions placed on you by the courts.
Failing to register can be a felony charge. Don’t let your confusion or lack of understanding place you behind bars. Contact a Florida sex crimes attorney immediately for a no cost, confidential consultation to see how we can assist you with your registration needs.Issues Related to Registering as a Sexual Predator or Sexual Offender
Sexual predator and sexual offender laws are viewed as two different chapters in the eyes of the law, but the penalties for each are identical. The primary difference between the two is the number of times throughout the year that a person must register; sexual predators must register four times annually and sexual offenders need to register twice a year. While the offenses are different, the requirements for registering mirror each other substantially.
Our offices can help you throughout the Florida area in meeting your registration requirements in relation to:
- Meeting your registration deadlines every year
- What to do if you move to another area in Florida or even out of state
- Your rights within the community and where you can reside and where you cannot
- The connection between registration and parole and probation
- What penalties you face when you fail to register
Failure to comply with sexual predator or sexual offender registration requirements is quite serious and can create a varied body of legal complications. Following your release from prison or being placed on probation, your time to register is restricted. If you fail to register for whatever reason, you run the risk of violating your terms of parole and a warrant for your arrest will be issued. Generally, failing to register can result in up to five years in prison. However, there are circumstances that can land an offender in prison for up to 15 years if he or she fails to register.
If you have failed to register as either a sexual predator or a sexual offender in the state of Florida, it is crucial you contact a Florida sex crimes attorney immediately so that we can get you in touch with proper authorities and repair any past mistakes made so that you can move forward with your life.The Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers Can Help
Our attorneys can assist you immediately and in the future because there are many aspects to registering as a sexual predator or a sexual offender. There are many issues that you need to make sure you understand to remain in compliance with all Florida laws and procedures. Additional matters such as where you can live and how to handle any outbursts from your community can arise. Our offices are committed to helping you pick up the pieces of your life and remain free and in control.
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