We Are The Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Clearwater, Florida

Call us
727-531-2926 

Consequences Of Not Registering As A Sex Offender in Clearwater, Florida

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Clearwater Sexual Assault Defense Attorneys | Sex Crimes Lawyer Florida

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” hundred_percent_height=”no” hundred_percent_height_scroll=”no” hundred_percent_height_center_content=”yes” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” status=”published” publish_date=”” class=”” id=”” background_color=”#f6f6f6″ background_image=”https://www.psffirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BG1.jpg” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”fixed” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”” video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”” video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”1″ border_color=”#c0c0c0″ border_style=”dotted” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”5%” padding_right=”3%” padding_bottom=”5%” padding_left=”3%”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” link=”” target=”_self” min_height=”none” hide_on_mobile=”no” class=”” id=”” background_image_id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” hover_type=”none” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding_top=”2%” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”2%” padding_left=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_title hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” content_align=”center” size=”2″ font_size=”” line_height=”28px” letter_spacing=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” text_color=”” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]

The consequences of not registering as a sex offender in Florida, if you are required to do so, are serious. You can be tried by the State of Florida and by the federal government and if convicted, sent to a federal prison. 

Florida criminal defense attorney can help you determine how often you must report and what information is reportable to advise you of how best to remain in compliance. Call 727-531-2926

[/fusion_title][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” hundred_percent_height=”no” hundred_percent_height_scroll=”no” hundred_percent_height_center_content=”yes” equal_height_columns=”yes” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” status=”published” publish_date=”” class=”” id=”” background_color=”#ffffff” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”” video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”” video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”2%” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”2%” padding_left=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” link=”” target=”_self” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_image_id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” undefined=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” hover_type=”none” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”” animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_title hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” content_align=”left” size=”1″ font_size=”” line_height=”” letter_spacing=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” text_color=”” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]

“What Are the Consequences Of Not Registering As A Sex Offender in Clearwater, Florida?”

[/fusion_title][fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_spacing=”” rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””]

The consequences of not registering as a sex offender in Florida, if you are required to do so, are serious. Not only can you be tried by the State of Florida, you can also be tried by the federal government and if convicted, sent to a federal prison. The rules regarding registration in the Sunshine State are strict and officials expect you to know what they are any time you reside or visit there.

One of the issues with a “failure to register as a sex offender” charge is that by its very definition you already have a prior record. The reason you are required to register as a sex offender is that you were convicted of a sex offense. The court system typically views failure to register as defiance, which doesn’t sit well with the judge. In some cases, failure to register might be due to an honest misunderstanding about what was expected; however, you will need to speak to an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney if you expect to use “misunderstanding” as an explanation for your failure to register.  Call us for a free private consultation at (727) 531-2926 anytime, 24-7!

[/fusion_text][fusion_separator style_type=”single solid” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” sep_color=”” top_margin=”2″ bottom_margin=”2″ border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” /][fusion_button link=”https://www.psffirm.com/contact/” text_transform=”” title=”” target=”_self” link_attributes=”” alignment=”center” modal=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” color=”default” button_gradient_top_color=”” button_gradient_bottom_color=”” button_gradient_top_color_hover=”” button_gradient_bottom_color_hover=”” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” type=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”” size=”xlarge” stretch=”yes” shape=”” icon=”” icon_position=”left” icon_divider=”no” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]Get a Free Case Evaluation Now[/fusion_button][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_modal_text_link name=”intro” class=”” id=””][fusion_popover title=”Your Sex Crime Criminal Defense Team” content=”Watch this short video and meet your experienced, litigation team. ” trigger=”hover” placement=”default” class=”” id=”” title_bg_color=”” content_bg_color=”” bordercolor=”” textcolor=””][fusion_imageframe image_id=”7008|full” max_width=”” style_type=”” blur=”” stylecolor=”” hover_type=”zoomin” bordersize=”” bordercolor=”” borderradius=”” align=”center” lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” lightbox_image_id=”” alt=” Sex Crimes Lawyers in Clearwater” link=”” linktarget=”_self” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]https://www.psffirm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/sex-crime-defense-faq-fb.jpg[/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_popover][/fusion_modal_text_link][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” hundred_percent_height=”no” hundred_percent_height_scroll=”no” hundred_percent_height_center_content=”yes” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” status=”published” publish_date=”” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”” center_content=”no” link=”” target=”_self” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_image_id=”” background_position=”left top” background_repeat=”no-repeat” hover_type=”none” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_spacing=”” rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””]

The Law:

Florida requires sex offenders to register with local law enforcement in any county that the sex offender will reside in for more than two weeks. The registration must be completed within the first 48 hours of arriving in that county, whether it is because the offender was released from incarceration to that county or moved there from elsewhere.  If coming from out of state, the general rule is that if your conviction would mandate registration in the previous state, then you are required to register in Florida.

SEX OFFENDER IN CLEARWATER FLORIDA: GENERAL RULES

You are required to appear at your county sheriff’s office in person each year during the month of your birthday and again during the sixth month after your birthday, or four times a year, depending on the type of conviction you have. All sexual predators must report four times a year. While there, someone will go over all of your information with you to be sure it has not changed without being reported. Some of the information you are required to provide includes:

  • Name
  • Birth Date
  • Social security number
  • Age, gender, race, weight, height and hair/eye color
  • Where you are working
  • Complete information about your vehicle

You will also have your photograph taken and you will be fingerprinted.

In addition, you are required to report to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within 48 hours of reporting to the first sheriff’s office meeting to inform the DHSMV of your sex offender status. They will take a photograph and renew your license or identification card.  Each time you move or change your name, you must repeat this process within 48 hours of the event. This is so the Department of Safety can maintain a current address and photo of all sex offenders.

Failure to properly register as a sex offender in Florida is a third degree felony. If convicted you can be sentenced to prison for up to five years. Florida complies with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA, which strengthens sex offender registration laws. What this means to you is that if you fail to register as a sex offender you can also be charged in a federal court and if convicted be sent to a federal prison. An experienced Clearwater, Florida criminal defense attorney can help you determine how often you must report and what information is reportable to advise you of how best to remain in compliance. Call 727-531-2926 or by fill out our online contact form below. Let’s start preparing your defense today!

act Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC. at 1-855-PSF-FIRM or (727) 531-2926 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_global id=”7951″][fusion_global id=”6925″][fusion_global id=”2751″]

Powers Sellers & Finkelstein

Powers Sellers & Finkelstein

Powers Sellers & Finkelstein in Clearwater are experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys with a personal approach. Our Defense Team has over 30 years of Litigation Experience in Florida. We have defended thousands of cases – we know the system.

About PSF Firm

Powers Sellers & Finklestein is a law firm that is managed by Amanda Powers Sellers and Jenna Finkelstein, who are both highly experienced and respected Clearwater lawyers specializing in criminal defense.

Recent Posts

Follow Us

In the media

Call Now ButtonCALL NOW