What You Should Know About The Sex Offender Registry In Florida
If you were arrested for a sex crime, it is important that you work immediately to retain the dedicated legal experience of a trusted attorney who is not afraid to aggressively defend your case. Without the retention of a lawyer, you may be facing incredibly harsh penalties, including jail time or prison, fines and restitution and be forced to abide by the mandatory sex offender registry.
After an arrest, you need to contact Leskovich Law Group, P.A. and speak with a Punta Gorda criminal defense lawyer now.
What Information Is Made Public Through The Sex Offender Website?
Any conviction of a sex crime, including child molestation or pornography, rape, sexual battery or prostitution can lead to you having to register yourself as a sexual offender on the Florida state sex offender registry site.
This is a public website that will clearly show all information about you, including your age, height and weight and any distinguishing marks about yourself. Your address and convictions will be shown as well. The site is made be user friendly and Florida residents can search by name or their own vicinity to determine if any sexual predators or offenders are near them. On the site, your photo, informational flyer and dates that you committed the offense, including the jurisdiction, crime and case number will be available for the public to see.
Even if your crime was a small act, you will be placed on the site and in the public registries alongside serious offenders. You will be required by law, as well, to continue to register throughout your life. With each move or address change, you will be required to let local law enforcement know of your whereabouts. In some situations, your conviction may restrict you from moving counties or to another city.
Defense For Sex Crime Charges In Punta Gorda
When you are facing a serious offense such as a sex crime, you need to enlist the representation of an attorney that you can trust. Our team of devoted legal professionals stands ready to assist you in your time of need. Without the guidance of our committed lawyers, you may be end up facing jail time, prison, fines and be forced to register yourself for life as a sexual offender.
Our firm has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases and we may be able to help you as well. As former public defenders and prosecutors, our team is fully aware of the ins and outs of Florida law and knows exactly what to look for as weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case.
If you have been arrested and have questions about your future, contact Leskovich Law Group, P.A. today.
Call 941-621-6623 to schedule an appointment.