A person who is classified as a sexual offender has many restrictions placed on their freedom, where they can live, where they can travel, and places they can go to. The failure of a sex offender to report to local authorities is a crime in Florida that may result in a lengthy prison sentence. If you have been accused, or arrested for failing to report as a sex offender, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately. Anthony Rickman at the Rickman Law firm represents sex offenders who have failed to report to local authorities.
Under Florida Law, a convicted sex offender is required to register with local authorities in the jurisdiction which they live, work and/or go to school. As a convicted sex offender you are required to report twice per year to your local sheriff’s office to advise them of your living location. Additionally, Florida Law requires you to report to your local Sheriff within 48 hours of you temporarily changing residence. A convicted sex offender must also report in person to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and must give a copy of a completed sexual offender registration form, in order to obtain a Florida identification card or driver’s license.
Failure to report as a sex offender is a third degree felony. If convicted of failure to report as a Sex Offender you face up to five years in Florida State Prison and/or five years probation. If you have been accused of failing to report as a sex offender contact us today for a free consultation