Under Florida law, sex offenders are required to register in the state’s sex offender registry database. Failure to register can land you in more legal trouble. The requirements and process for registering are specific, and can be complicated. Contact Herman Law, P.A. to understand what your rights and obligations may be regarding registering with Florida’s sex offender registry.
How Do I Comply with Florida’s Sex Offender Registry Requirements?
After you are released from serving your term in prison, you have exactly 48 hours to register as a sex offender with Florida’s registry. You will be required to provide the following information:
- Recent photograph
- Description of your physical profile
- Social Security Number
- Current address
- Any other residences you have
It should also be noted that falsely reporting your current place of residence is a separate criminal offense.
As part of the sentence you received upon conviction for a crime of a sexual nature, you may be required to register with Florida’s sex offender registry for the rest of your life. This means you must register each year by a certain deadline. Additionally, it is important to remember that there may be certain requirements if you move to another area of Florida or relocate in another state.
It is up to you to initiate the sex offender registration process. Under Florida law, failing to comply with a court order to register is a third degree felony. This means, in addition to whatever prison time you were ordered to serve as a result of the initial offense, you can potentially face a new charge with a sentence of up to five years in prison.
There are legal rights and restrictions that come with having to register as a sex offender. Make sure you understand your legal rights!
Continuing to Represent Your Legal Rights and Best Interests Throughout the Criminal Justice Path.
Facing a criminal charge is overwhelming. Being convicted of a crime is life-changing. The effects can follow you for years to come. If you have been convicted of a crime that requires you to register as a sex offender, you may have many questions ranging from how do I do this, what is required of me, and how will this personally affect me. Dedicated criminal defense attorney Ron Herman is here to give you the information you need to make sure you are complying with what is legally required of you as well as helping you fully understand your legal rights. Contact Herman Law, P.A. today and feel confident knowing you have sound legal counsel by your side.